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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 20, 2022
  • 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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    Lead SDET-Channels & Core IT

    Brief description

    Reporting to Quality Engineering Lead, the position holder will be responsible for  defining and driving the software quality strategy and roadmap in functional/non-functional and automation within all quality chapters under channels & core IT. He/She will also be responsible for providing direction to the QE engineers and chapters to ensure the activities of the team are aligned with all stakeholders


    • Responsible for standardizing the quality engineering practice across all quality engineering chapters in channels & core IT domains.
    • Responsible for setting up quality gates and criteria for all testing activities within channels and core IT and ensuring adherence to these gates
    • Responsible for performing and providing guidance and mentoring on Blackbox & white box testing using best in class procedures and technologies
    • Responsible for updating and maintaining the test regression suites for Core IT systems, ensuring over 80% automation to reduce testing man hours and reducing testing times
    • Regular team and one-on-one engagements
    • Build the technical digital skillset according to the fit for future program
    • Team technical leadership and performance management
    • Responsible for automating test regression suites for core IT & channels to ensure 4:1 automation to manual test ratio.
    • Responsible for ensuring 100% use of test automation in all levels of testing within core IT & channels domain
    • Responsible for implementing the test automation framework
    • Responsible for ensuring 100% test coverage of functional requirements
    • Responsible for ensuring all quality chapters within channels & core IT adhere to the standard test process including defect management
    • Responsible for leading test activities in upgrades ,patches and fail overs in core IT systems ensuring zero defect leakage and revenue loss due to bugs
    • Responsible for 100% test coverage on non function requirements (performance,security,compatibility)
    • Responsible for giving technical leadership in performance engineering and architecture optimization
    • Responsible for defing OAT criteria ensuring adherance
    • Accountable for the quality of all channel and core IT systems


    • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject.
    • Must have ISTQB Certification (Test Manager certification, Advanced test automation certification or performance testing certification)
    • 5 years + experience in software testing in a busy IT environment
    • Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle
    • Experience in managing large test teams
    • Ability to effectively manage competing resources and priorities
    • Experience and vast knowledge in Test Driven Development approaches
    • Must have experience in CI/CD tools such as Jenkins/Drone/Travis/GitlabCi
    • Experienced in at least one mainstream programming language (Java, Python, JavaScript) with a bias towards Java
    • Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
    • Experience in Micro services and containerization platforms
    • Experience in Test automation tools and techniques such as Selenium, TestNG, cucumber, Appium etc.
    • Experience in performance engineering and tools such as JMeter,, HP Load runner

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

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