Quality Assurance - Test Automation Engineer

Date Posted: Aug. 21, 2021, 10:46 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.

Reporting to the Manager – Testing Automation, the position holder will lead the implementation and execution of software testing automation frameworks and ensure efficiencies are realized in the software testing lifecycle (reduce software testing time by 50%) shortening the software development cycles and hence reducing time to market for products. He / she is responsible for executing test automation program specifically on System integration testing, functional and regression testing, with an emphasis on using open source tools for automation, and subsequent integration to continuous integration tools

Role responsibilities:

Implement software testing automation framework

Drive transformations in testing through automation to achieve higher levels of efficiency and reduce software testing time by 50%

Accountable for setting up and maintaining test automation tools

Responsible for designing comprehensive and well-structured automated test suites (Unit tests, system integration tests, Functional and Regression Testing – including backed APIs and mobile apps)

Run automated test suites, analyze reports and share this with all stake holders

Identify all software bugs and work with the developers and other stakeholders to close all the defects within stipulated timelines (end to end defect management lifecycle)

Contribute to continuous integration and continuous deployment – test automation test suites integration to the CI/CD pipeline

Responsible for integration of test execution tools to test management tools and project management tools (ALM, JIRA etc)

Write scripts and perform load tests against Backend servers

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

Review requirements specifications and provide timely and meaningful feedback - assessing on testability and requirement misses



Bachelor of Science Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering or Software Development

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

Experience in test automation using open source tools – Katalon Studio, Selenium, Appium etc

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

Proven analytical and testing skills - Experience developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases.

Deep knowledge of automated testing frameworks

Experience of  Test driven Development approaches

Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System

Strong risk identification, assessment and mitigation planning skills

Experience with CICD automation tools such as Jenkins

ISTQB Certification is a plus


How To Apply

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