Quality Engineering Lead Job in Kenya

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Quality Engineering Lead Job in Kenya

Quality Engineering Lead  (22000720)


Department Description

We are pleased to announce the vacancy of a Quality Engineering Lead within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Brief Description

Reporting to the Head, Digital Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for owning, leading, and driving quality engineering practices across all of Safaricom software engineering and digital experience delivery teams as well as providing expert knowledge of test strategy / frameworks and automation of end-to-end test design, execution, and validation, and deficiency identification and remediation, to enable target business capabilities / user journeys. The role holder will also be required to create, lead, manage, and mentor a practice of software developers in Test across the delivery organization, ensuring the development and maintenance of highly skilled and motivated practice members



  • Design, build, and troubleshooting data storage, RAID, disk volume management, backup, and disaster recovery.
  • Regular team and one-on-one engagements
  • Build the skillset according to the fit for future program
  • Team performance management and building high performing SDET team

·         Facilitate and empowers teams in achieving high performances in Solution delivery, ensuring quality standards are achieved.

Functional Testing

  • E2E accountability for testing execution for SITs
  • E2E accountability for management UATs
  • E2E accountability for product readiness to go to production  

Non-Functional Testing

  • E2E accountability for performance testing 
  • E2E Accountability for GDR testing

Automated Testing

  • E2E accountability for testing automation as part of the DevOps strategy
  • Responsible for automated regression testing for all exposed APIs
  • Responsible for automated regression testing for all backend system APIs to be used for upgrades
  • Responsible for decreasing the testing time by 50% and increasing quality to have zero major bugs on production. 

Systems accountability

  • Accountable for building and maintaining testing environments for all IT solutions
  • Accountable for setting up and maintaining quality engineering platforms


Functional & Technical/ Skills:

·         Technical design assessment and evaluation, risk-based Quality Assurance in web-scale environments

·         Automated testing and tools e.g. Selenium

·         End-to-end solution test design, execution, and validation, managing testing scenarios across teams / capabilities if necessary

·         Unit, integration, system, smoke and user acceptance testing

·         Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools

·         Architectural element testing e.g. APIs

·         Performance and security testing

·         Code reviewing

·         Test analytics and trend analysis

·         Software incident and problem management

·         Expertise in multiple programming and markup languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, SQL, XML, JSON, YAML, and Python

Must have technical/professional qualifications:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field

·         7 or more years of work experience in software quality assurance, testing, programming and /or systems analysis, program management

·         At least three years of software engineering or quality assurance leadership responsibilities in large delivery organizations

·         Extensive experience of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes, with experience writing and executing comprehensive test plans and cases

·         Extensive experience of automated testing tools and frameworks

·         Extensive experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD and BDD

·         Extensive experience working with multiple programming and scripting languages, such as JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Python

·         Professional experience and knowledge of the telecommunications industry preferred

·         ISTQB Certification preferred

How to Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profileon the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

Application closes on Dec 6, 2022

Click Here to Apply.

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