Software Developer in Test Job in Kenya

Software Developer in Test

Brief Description

Reporting to the Quality Engineering Lead, the position holder will oversee and perform 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 and adoption process; Develop and execute automated test suites using COTS and custom tools; Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnessed.

Key Responsibilities


  • 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 optimize efficiency and first-time pass rate
  • Measure, develop and optimize 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
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tool (e.g. Jenkins) Experience with GitLab to implement for the

Results Tracking and Reporting:

  • Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritization 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 C
  • 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.


  • At least 3 – 5 years of automated testing experience (Must demonstrate)
  • Qualified to ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Level or better.
  • You’ve got a working knowledge of Docker.
  • You’re interested in growing your knowledge and skills in Test Environment Provisioning and Configuring using technologies like Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, GCP, or AWS.
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration systems (e.g., Jenkins, Travis, GitLab, CircleCI etc).
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages and tools: Python, Selenium, Java, XML, SQL, JavaScript.
  • Degree in Computer Science or any other relevant (Priority given to skills over degree major)
  • Exceptional Communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent documentation skills and an aptitude to clearly communicate findings and results.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Show full commitment to continuous improvement of processes and deliverables.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of literacy, numeracy, and accuracy
  • Possess good problem-solving skills
  • Proactive, highly motivated, and a strong team player with a positive attitude
  • Experience with REST API testing tools such as Postman, SOAP UI, and, or Swagger

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