Engineer - Functional Testing at Safaricom

Date Posted: March 4, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

Job Description


We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Role Description

Reporting to the QA- Functional test lead, the position holder will execute Software functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the desired user specifications; ensuring all bugs are identified and resolved before product launch leading to zero revenue losses and customer impact. He/she will also be responsible for executing the test strategy; plan, monitor and control the testing activities, with an emphasis on validating solution/product readiness for production.


Accountable for end to end system testing and user acceptance testing, end to end reporting & analysis on test progress, testing process and tracking of bugs to resolutions and stakeholder management, ensuring product testing is executed within the planned timelines

Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through the adoption of fit for future technologies.

Creatively try to break our applications, via hands-on and scripted testing, before our customer(s) encounter the bugs

Implement software testing automation framework

Responsible for end to end management of large test teams and ensuring the testers execute within planned timelines and scope for the projects

Define suitable metrics for measuring test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products

Accountable for setting up quality gates and ensuring that a product is comprehensively checked and passed through all the gates before acceptance testing

Accountability in test data management including the building tools to manage the test resources and build a process around the management of test resources

Accountable for validation of quality of all releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production

Undertake programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero defect leakage to production



Bachelor’s degree preferably in IT related Field

3 years + experience in software development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment

Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle (STLC)

Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Java, Python, JavaScript etc

Experience of Test-driven Development approaches such as ATDD and BDD

Experience in functional/Automation testing and use of test management tools (Micro-Focus ALM/Octane)

Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System

Experience in test design techniques (black box and white box)

Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills

Solid understanding of enterprise APIs, Mobile and Web application architectures

Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies

Strong knowledge of continuous integration and delivery systems (CI/CD) such as Jenkins /drone/CycleCI

Experience with at least one test automation tool such as Selenium, Appium, Robot Framework, Pytest

ISTQB Certification is a plus


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications through Safaricom's portal Safaricom Careers

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