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Test Automation Engineer

Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique; providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day.
To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.
Role Summary:

Oversee and perform manual & Automated testing on all applications from the earliest opportunity and with precision before any application is deployed to production.
Communicating all test issues effectively to the QA manager. Managing the daily workload of a Tester and giving direction on projects
Participate in the test automation tool selection process; Develop and executed automated test suites using COTS and custom tools; Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses;
Reports To: QA Manager.
Reportees: QA Engineers, Junior QA Engineers.
Responsibilities
Technical
·         Experienced Senior QA Engineer with the ability to build automation frameworks, create test strategy, test plans, and identification of regression impact in areas of a complex fixed income asset management platform
·         Produce & manage level test plans, estimate effort and resource test plans
·         Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resource accordingly
·         Manage expectations of when testing activities will be complete mitigating risks to key milestones
·         Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure key infrastructure (environments, interfaces & access) is set-up to enable all required testing activities
·         Manage the UAT process by supporting clients to establish key scenarios to test their business processes to maximize benefit of the UAT process ensuring full acceptance and integration of the software solution
·         Assign work to QA Engineers and manage successful completion of work to set deadlines
·         Manage processes and procedures locally within the test team and with external teams across the SDLC to drive and implement improvements to optimise efficiency and first-time pass rate
·         Measure, develop and optimise quality of team outputs and performance.
·         Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers
·         Review requirements, specifications, user documentation, help files, and other project documentation to assure quality of the products and tests to be developed; i.e., perform manual static testing.
·         Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation; e.g., data-driven testing.
·         Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various Software Cafeteria products; i.e., perform automated dynamic testing.
·         Execute automated tests, and validate the results.
·         Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and
Drivers, and other Development test objects.
·         Work with the Development team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification (“smoke”) test.
·         Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used.
·         To facilitate in-house performance testing ensuring that all key infrastructure, data requirements are met as well as establishing the best tools for the job
·         Identify key components of the system that are suitable for automation and implement approach to deliver benefits through automation
Results Tracking and Reporting
·         Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritisation supporting to resolution.
·         Manage all issues that impact on the team’s ability to complete testing activities on schedule
·         Create and maintain manual test repositories and regression test packs with a view of constant optimization to improve test estimates
·         Create, maintain and manage test related documentation
Management and Supervisory
·         Provide the QA Manager with accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration, along with confidence levels and foreseeable dependencies.
·         Assist the QA Manager in preparing test plans, budgets, and schedules.
·         Take responsibility to ensure all solutions delivered meet the highest quality standards
·         Provide the QA Manager with performance assessments for assigned junior personnel.
·         Participate in tester interviews, including administering interviews for QA Engineers and Test Automation Engineers.
Experience/Skills
·         Solid background in testing throughout the SDLC.
·         Experience of managing and leading teams to successfully deliver outputs in defined timeframes.
·         Experienced in Manual Testing & Automated Testing at levels of Unit & System covering both Functional & Non-functional types of tests
·         Have strong understanding of Test-Driven Development
·         Hands on experience in testing Web Services, APIs, server-side components, and cloud applications using REST
·         Have strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes and use SQL to validate test results
·         Have the ability to manage design issues with solutions delivered in to test to ensure delivery of software meets requirements within set deadlines
·         Be able to work with little or no documentation and develop understanding of solution in order to sufficiently test solution is fit for purpose
·         Strong technical skills are essential as the candidate will be required to learn and understand new applications and testing tools as they are introduced throughout the testing cycle
·         Experience with one or more of the following: LoadRunner, HP ALM, Rational Robot, JMeter, Selenium, Katalon, JUnit, Webdriver, TestNG, Bamboo, TeamCity, Jenkins, JMeter, LoadRunner, QTP, WinRunner,nSilkTest etc.
·         Experience with and understanding of OO concepts and programming languages such as Java, XML, C++ and C#
·         Good understanding of object-oriented programming, J2EE architecture, .NET, etc
·         Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously
·         Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated
·         Punctual, Regular and consistent attendance
Qualifications
·         ISTQB Foundation Level Certification
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related field

QA Engineer
Perform manual testing on all applications from the earliest opportunity and with precision before any application is deployed to production. Communicating all test issues effectively to the Senior QA Engineer or the QA Manager.
Managing the daily workload of a Tester and giving direction on projects
Role Summary
To support all testing related activities by participating in test planning, execution and
Reporting.
Reports To: QA Manager.
Responsibilities
Technical
·         Understand the technical infrastructure and the functional areas of the systems that Cellulant supports and advise on the optimum approach for testing.
·         Take a lead role in analysing the functional requirements of systems as a basis for test planning.
·         Create test conditions based on the documented requirements and using the appropriate formal test techniques.

·         Write manual and automated functional test scripts according to QA standards.
·         Be responsible for maintaining functional test scripts according to best practice to enable their re-use.
·         Execute manual testing and document the outcomes according to standard procedures.
·         Create effective test plans for software developments and system changes, taking account of nonfunctional requirements, project timescales, entry and exit criteria and risk analysis.
·         Identifying and reviewing nonfunctional requirements
·         Analysing current system load, predicting future load and then defining appropriate performance baselines and targets
·         Defining and executing performance testing (using Performance testing tool) and troubleshooting and resolving performance related issues
·         Performing installations, upgrades and system configuration testing, including confirming the accuracy of installation documentation and release notes
·         Profiling the production software environment(s) and performing sociability testing.
Results Tracking and Reporting
·         Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritisation supporting to resolution.
·         Manage all issues that impact on the team’s ability to complete testing activities on schedule
·         Create and maintain manual test repositories and regression test packs with a view of constant optimization to improve test estimates
·         Create, maintain and manage test related documentation
Management and Supervisory
·         Provide the Senior QA Engineer/QA Manager with accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration, along with confidence levels and foreseeable dependencies.
·         Assist the Senior QA Engineer/QA Manager in preparing test plans, budgets, and schedules.
·         Take responsibility to ensure all solutions delivered meet the highest quality standards
·         Provide technical guidance to junior-level test engineers and/or test technicians assigned to assist the
Test Automation Engineer.
·         Provide the Senior QA Engineer/QA Manager with performance assessments for assigned junior personnel.
Experience/Skills
·         Solid background in testing throughout the SDLC & Agile Methodology.
·         Experienced in Manual Testing at levels of Unit & System covering Functional tests
·         Have strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes
·         Have the ability to manage design issues with solutions delivered in to test to ensure delivery of software meets requirements within set deadlines
·         Be able to work with little or no documentation and develop understanding of solution in order to sufficiently test solution is fit for purpose
·         Experience with and understanding of OO concepts and programming languages such as Java, XML, C++ and C#
·         Experience of using a Test Management Tool
·         Extensive experience as a functional test analyst
·         A thorough understanding of a risk-based testing.
·         The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications.
·         The ability to work within, and contribute to, a team environment and build and maintain effective working relationships with customers, users and colleagues within the wider project team.
·         The ability to work on your own initiative and manage your own workload to meet deadlines.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related field
·         ISTQB qualification in Software Testing to practitioner level will be an added advantage

Junior QA Engineer
Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique; providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day.
To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.
Role Summary
To support all testing related activities by participating in test planning, execution and
Reporting.
Reports To: QA Engineer.
Responsibilities
Technical
·         Create test cases based on the documented requirements and using the appropriate formal test techniques.
·         Write manual & automated functional test scripts.
·         Execute tests and document the outcomes according to standard procedures.
·         Record problems and issues on the defect-tracking tool.
Results Tracking and Reporting
·         Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritisation supporting to resolution.
·         Create and maintain manual test repositories and regression test packs with a view of constant optimization to improve test estimates
·         Create, maintain and manage test related documentation
Experience/Skills
·         Solid background in testing throughout the SDLC & Agile Methodology.
·         The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications.
·         The ability to work within, and contribute to, a team environment and build and maintain effective working relationships with customers, users and colleagues within the wider project team.
·         The ability to work on your own initiative and manage your own workload to meet deadlines.
·         Able to anticipate and understand customer expectations, and ensure customer requirements are met and expectations appropriately managed.
·         Able to contribute effectively towards the objectives of a team, and be able to share knowledge, ideas and information. Aware of the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions.
·         Ability to think creatively and be able to think of a multitude of ways to exercise a system or application to ensure that it works in all circumstances.
·         Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related field
·         ISTQB qualification in Software Testing to practitioner level will be an added advantage
How to Apply
Send your CV in PDF, email subject: Junior QA Engineer to jobs@cellulant.com before February 10th 2019. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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