M-Pesa Africa Software Quality Engineer Job in Kenya

About the Role

The Software Quality Engineer will be responsible for designing, delivering and executing all required manual and automated tests to ensure excellence in software quality delivered. Reporting to the Quality Engineering Manager, the position holder will oversee and perform manual and 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. Participate in tool selection and adoption process. Develop and execute automated test suites using custom tools; Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnessed. Ensure adequate test coverage, proper test planning and communication, and fit for purpose quality assessments.

*Please note that we are building pipelines for this role, and it is not an active recruitment.


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

Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers

Review requirements, specifications, user documentation 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 products; i.e., perform automated dynamic testing.

Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and 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 

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.

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.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Related field Experience, relevant work experience in development and/or testing role.

4-5 years of Software Quality Engineering experience with experience in Manual Functional tests

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

Understanding of agile software development – JIRA, xray

Understanding of web service integration (e.g.: REST and SOAP XML).

Experience with Cloud Technology (e.g.: AWS , GCP, Azure) 

Experience in working on Operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mainframe

Experience with Oracle, Mongo DB, Kubernetes, VMware, SQL Server, MySQL database concepts

Good understanding of object-oriented programming, J2EE architecture, .NET, test automation, CI/CD, DevOps, JavaScript, Jenkins, git, Agile software, LoadRunner, Selenium, Appium etc.

Have strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes

Strong business acumen and leadership mindset with the ability to communicate and influence others.

Analytical mindset, problem- solving skills, attention to detail, & excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Passion for staying updated with industry trends and emerging technologies.

Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously

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