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  • Posted: Mar 3, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 10, 2021
  • 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


    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.


    • 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


    • 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

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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