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  • Posted: Dec 17, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 24, 2020
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    Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Engineer - Functional Testing

    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.

    Role Description

    Reporting to the QA- Functional test lead, the position holder will execute Software functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the desired user specifications; ensuring all bugs are identified and resolved before product launch leading to zero revenue losses and customer impact. He / she will also be responsible for executing the test strategy; plan, monitor and control the testing activities, with an emphasis on validating solution / product readiness for production.

    Responsibilities

    • Accountable for end to end system testing and user acceptance testing, end to end reporting & analysis on test progress, testing process and tracking of bugs to resolutions and stakeholder management, ensuring product testing is executed within the planned timelines
    • Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through adoption of fit for future technologies.
    • Creatively try to break our applications, via hands-on and scripted testing, before our customer(s) encounter the bugs
    • Implement software testing automation framework
    • Responsible for end to end management of large test teams and ensuring the testers execute within planned timelines and scope for the projects
    • Define suitable metrics for measuring test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
    • Accountable for setting up quality gates and ensuring that a product is comprehensively checked and passed through all the gates before acceptance testing
    • Accountability in test data management including building of tools to manage the test resources and build a process around the management of test resources
    • Accountable for validation of quality of all releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production
    • Undertake programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero defect leakage to production

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferably in IT related Field
    • 3 years + experience in software development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
    • Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle (STLC)
    • Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Java, Python, JavaScript etc
    • Experience of Test-driven Development approaches such as ATDD and BDD
    • Experience in functional/Automation testing and use of test management tools (Micro-Focus ALM/Octane)
    • Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
    • Experience in test design techniques (black box and white box)
    • Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
    • Solid understanding of enterprise APIs, Mobile and Web application architectures
    • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies
    • Strong knowledge of continuous integration and delivery systems (CI/CD) such as Jenkins /drone/CycleCI
    • Experience with at least one test automation tool such as Selenium, Appium, Robot Framework, Pytest
    • ISTQB Certification is a plus

    Method of Application

    As part of our recruitment process, we will request the below documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage of the process.

    • An updated CV with a confirmation of three referees- 2 must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field. If the referees are within the same organization that you are working with, you will need to confirm to us that it’s okay to contact them in writing (via email). This also includes all references within the Human Resources department.
    • Scanned copy of certificate of good conduct from the CID (Less than 1 year old) - Applicable to Kenyans Only
    • Scanned copy of certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) – Applicable to Kenyans only
    • Scanned copy of University Certificate 
    • Scanned copy of your National ID / Passport-Legal Form of Identification
    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on safaricom.taleo.net to apply

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