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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 20, 2021
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  • Arifu is a fast growing company that is making life-changing education accessible to everyone by designing and delivering locally relevant skills and information to the least served people. Arifu’s platform provides digital advisory services to all learners no matter where they are or what device they are using.
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    Test Automation Engineer

    The Opportunity

    Arifu, an ed-tech company, is looking for a detail-oriented Test Automation Engineer to help in scaling Arifu to realize our bold vision of placing a smart personal learning assistant in the hands of those with the greatest need for information and opportunity globally. This is a full-time remote position.

    Job Description

    The Test Automation Engineer will have the following responsibilities:

    • Experienced Quality Assurance Engineer with the ability to build automation frameworks, create test strategy, test plans, and identification of regression impact in areas of a complex fixed income asset management platform.
    • Produce & manage level test plans, estimate effort and resource test plans.
    • Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resources 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.
    • Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers.
    • 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.
    • Creation and implementation of cloud-based solutions such as SaaS and PaaS.
    • 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 an approach to deliver benefits through automation.
    1. Results tracking and reporting.
    2. Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritisation supporting the resolution.
    3. Create, maintain and manage test-related documentation.
    4. Stay abreast of new technologies in the field and provide recommendations to Arifu’s management on new solutions.

    Qualifications

    • A desire to impact lives, the ability to make a long term commitment to your team and the product, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the Arifu team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone
    • with the following:
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience with automation tools, preferably Selenium.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline.
    • ISTQB certified.
    • Solid background in testing throughout the SDLC.
    • 3+ years experience in:
      • manual testing & automated testing at levels of unit & system covering both functional & non-functional
      • types of tests.
      • testing Web Services, APIs, server-side components, and cloud applications using REST.
      • strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes and use SQL to validate test results.
      • test-driven development.
      • one or more of the following: LoadRunner, HP ALM, Rational Robot, JMeter, Katalon, JUnit, Webdriver, TestNG, Bamboo, TeamCity, Jenkins, JMeter, LoadRunner, QTP, WinRunner, SilkTest etc.
    • Experience with and understanding of OO concepts and programming languages such as Java, Springboot, XML, C++, C#, Python.
    • Knowledge and experience with Cloud methodologies like PaaS and SaaS; orchestration systems such as Chef; Azure IaaS servers; PowerShell scripting; and, Splunk and AppD.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage design issues with solutions delivered in to test to ensure delivery of software meets requirements within set deadlines.
    • Able to work with little or no documentation and develop an understanding of the solution in order to sufficiently test the solution is fit for purpose.
    • Strong technical skills are essential as the candidate will be required to learn and understand new applications and testing tools as they are introduced throughout the testing cycle.
    • Strong communication skills and project management abilities in order to successfully oversee Arifu’s information technology business initiatives.
    • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously.
    • Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated and willing to upskill the rest of the team.

    Compensation and Benefits

    First and foremost, we care about your success. This is because investment in our team members is the only driver of
    Arifu’s success. We offer competitive compensation packages including participation in the Arifu Rewards Program. We
    also offer a comprehensive health insurance package. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, and remote
    work support and management tools, and plenty of online and offline extra-curricular activities.
    Arifu is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant. Arifu does not discriminate based on
    race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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    Project Management Associate

    The Opportunity

    Arifu is looking to hire a Project Management Associate to drive the success of our multi-country learning platform and enhance Arifu’s value proposition to our clients and end-users. This is a full-time remote position. The Project Management Associate is responsible for collaborating effectively with the project management team to manage and streamline all project management processes across multi-functional teams to ensure quality implementation and delivery of Arifu’s products and services to our partners and learners. Delivering excellence at Arifu depends on efficient cross-team collaboration working with learning experts, computer scientists, corporate partnership development teams, as well as social scientists. As such, the Project Management Associate needs to absolutely love taking on new challenges, bring a problem-solving focus, and be willing to have fun under pressure while being uncompromising on quality delivery. Lastly, they should be driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, be able to
    write and communicate to different audiences, and love learning from the variety of skill-sets and experiences at Arifu and Arifu’s partners.
    Most importantly, if you feel you have many of these attributes, but not all, no worries! We do not expect you to be superhuman. The most invaluable trait you can bring to Arifu is your ability to identify areas for growth, bring a deep willingness to learn, and let us invest in you.

    Job Description

    Working closely with the entire team, the Project Management Associate will be responsible for:

    • Actively collaborating with the data, content, and tech teams in managing all aspects of the project lifecycle with a view of ensuring that Arifu’s digital learning experience is able to meet partners’ objectives and learners needs.
    • Developing, tracking, and updating workflows, work plans, budgets, and project timelines with the team and managing the team’s performance of project tasks and activities.
    • Managing all project data and deadline tracking including meeting notes, task lists, all critical deadlines and dates on project calendars, in addition to auditing and ensuring all project documentation has been uploaded to the project folders on the GDrive.
    • Providing day-to-day support to project teams and partners, ensuring compliance with partnership contracts as well as applicable regulations.
    • Ensuring and maintaining effective communication both internally and with partners, including but not limited to project status updates, progress reports, risk mitigation, and adequate escalation of issues as needed, making sure the project is delivered on budget, on schedule, and within scope.
    • Contributing to establishing company-wide information systems and database management, as well as all business function documentation and training.
    • Maintaining project budgets, budget to actual (BTA) reports, the deliverable tracker, and mapping them to project timelines to anticipate cash flow needs.
    • Scoping new projects and performing stakeholder analysis and mapping, identifying potential project impacts/risks.
    • Drafting, disseminating, and maintaining Project Specs documentation.
    • Effectively applying interpersonal, negotiation and leadership skills to guide, support, and inspire the project team and direct forward movement on the project timeline.
    • Determining and contributing to the body of knowledge in digital learning and policy development.
    • Securing buy-in, feedback and approvals on all project deliverables from all stakeholders.
    • Establishing and maintaining metrics to monitor performance against set objectives.

    Qualifications

    1. A desire to impact lives, the ability to make a long-term commitment to your team and the product, and exceptional problem solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the Arifu team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone who meets the following criteria:
    2. A first degree in a relevant subject, for example Project Management, Business Administration, etc.
    3. 3 – 4 years of professional experience in a busy projects office.
    4. Ability to perform under pressure and to tactfully navigate power dynamics in high stakes situations.
    5. Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills to exercise independent judgment and decision making.
    6. Excellent habits and discipline in creating and maintaining documentation to improve operational efficiency.
    7. Persuasive verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required. Fluency in Swahili preferred.
    8. Grit and resourcefulness in the pursuit of solutions to the problems that stand in your way.
    9. Ability to handle the chaos of a fast-paced startup work culture and a willingness to take on additional tasks and support the work of other team members as necessary to achieve collective goals.

    Compensation and Benefits
    First and foremost, we care about your success. This is because investment in our team members is the only driver of Arifu’s success. We offer competitive compensation packages including participation in the Arifu Rewards Program. We also offer a comprehensive health insurance package. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, and remote work support and management tools, and plenty of online and offline extra-curricular activities.
    Arifu is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant. Arifu does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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    Learning Design Consultant

    The Opportunity

    In 2019, Aifu reached over 1 million learners with informational content designed to develop skills, inform decisions and improve lives. The years 2020-2021 will focus on expanding our educational content offering to increase our value to new and existing learners. Arifu is hiring a highly motivated Learning Design Consultant to help us realize a bold vision of placing a smart personal learning assistant in everyone’s hands across Africa and globally.

    The Learning Team at Arifu designs content in partnership with industry experts and local and multilateral institutions and works closely with Arifu research and data teams to generate insights from field research, rapid A/B testing and learner data to drive the relevance and impact of Arifu’s content on end learners. The Learning Designer will be responsible for research, writing and improving Arifu’s expanding educational content offering.

    Job Description

    The Learning Design Consultant will be responsible for:

    1. Participating in project scoping sessions with partners and technical experts;
    2. Performing field or agile research to gather insights on learner biases, mental models and cultural norms to inform content design;
    3. Contributing to the design and structure of new programs including setting learning outcomes, brainstorming treatment design, writing content and informing program evaluation;
    4. Communicating with partners to resolve content-related issues;
    5. Maintaining strong project management capabilities with planning, communicating, documenting, and tracking milestones and results;

    Qualifications

    1. A desire to impact lives, the ability to commit to your team and the project goals, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the Arifu team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the following:
    2. 3+ years of work experience in learning content design, preferably in East Africa, Nigeria, or Liberia;
    3. Undergraduate degree in education or a related field;
    4. Strong written communication and excellent attention;
    5. Previous experience conducting qualitative research to inform learning content is a plus;
    6. Fluency in English required and, fluency in local official languages preferred;
    7. Motivation to develop skills conducting field research and willingness to spend long days in the sun, talking to
    8. people about their lives and observing them interacting with our products (depending on COVID regulations);
    9. Resourceful and proactive when generating solutions to the problems that stand in your way;
    10. Ability to enjoy (and survive) the chaos of a high-growth startup.

    Compensation

    First and foremost, we care about the success of any engagement and will work together to ensure we achieve remarkable success. We therefore request that you indicate your rates, availability, and terms of engagement in your
    application for our consideration.

    Method of Application

    If we see a good fit, we’ll get back to you to set up a conversation. You will be required to upload your CV and cover letter as one document (maximum two pages for the CV and one page for the cover letter), so please have that ready. In your cover letter, convey how your prior experiences in university and work are relevant to Arifu’s mission and what motivates you to want to be apart of the team.
    Should you have any concerns or challenges, please reach out to us via email ([email protected])

    Applications will be accepted until 5pm East Africa time on 20th of September 2021.

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