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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Extra Inch is one of the fastest growing technology hubs in East and Central Africa region offering software services and products.
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    Project Manager

    Responsibilities

     

    • Develop, create and manage project plans to ensure timely completion of implementations
    • Maintain project documentation, issue management, change requests and change management
    • Hold team and client status meetings to provide visibility to the project's progress, deadline, goals, objectives, and issues.
    • Define project schedules, allocate resources, and monitor progress.
    • Align project objectives with company goals, and make sure the project team is clear on objectives
    • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
    • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within the scope, and within budget
    • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
    • Coach and guide team members to complete tasks and project deliverables.
    • Manage all documentation including detailed project requirements.
    • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
    • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs
    • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
    • Report and escalate to management as needed, resolve conflicts related to schedule, solution, and team performance. 
    • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
    • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
    • Create client confidence in the project's performance
    • Help make complex implementation concepts simple for clients
    • Seek ways to improve the process of delivering solutions to clients
    • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
    • Create and maintain a comprehensive project documentation
    • Help the project team with the design and development tasks
    • Lead process of issue identification and resolution
    • Manage risk tracking process
    • Work multiple projects simultaneously
    • Keep teams motivated to deliver a successful implementation.

    Requirments. 

    • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, or related, with 2 years of applicable experience required.
    • Three or more years of project management experience in I.T.
    • A natural leader with the ability to maintain multiple projects without compromising results
    • High energy, "can-do" attitude with a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
    • Comfortable working closely with Engineering and offshore development teams
    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong organization and planning skills.
    • Thrives in a collaborative environment
    • Good communications skills, with customers, team, and stakeholders
    • Business & IT strategy experience
    • Deep customer focus mindset and experience with researching and determining customer needs
    • Knowledge of related software tools
    • Highly quantitative, analytical, and business-minded person
    • Great educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering for technical project managers
    • Proven working experience as a project administrator in the information technology sector
    • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
    • Excellent client-facing and
    • Internal communication skills
    • Knowledge of commercial banking and/or marketplace lending industries
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. 

    This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

    • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
    • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoy doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
    • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

    This Company Describes Its Culture as:

    • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
    • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with a strong performance culture
    • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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    Systems Quality Assurance Engineer

    General Responsibilities:

    • Adhere to, support, and promote the Extra Inch vision and culture statements
    • Demonstrate professional, respectful interaction with other team members
    • Accurately and professionally represent Extra Inch to customers and vendors
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Responsibilities

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    • Work with vendors, subject matter experts, end-users, and software developers to deploy and support business systems and processes
    • Perform all aspects of validation and verification of IT systems, including integration, system, regression, performance, and user acceptance testing
    • Ensure quality standards and requirements are met by developing, executing, and maintaining test plans, test cases, and test scripts
    • Identify and document feature enhancements, issues and defects found during testing and by user feedback
    • Document procedures and build user guides
    • Provide support and training to software application users
    • Recommend and implement best practices to increase efficiency and reduce costs
    • Communicate openly, share knowledge, build positive collaboration between departments and team members
    • Support and contribute to department and company metrics
    • Be actively engaged in continuous improvement projects and culture
    • Play a key role in our Continuous Quality process by being directly involved in all phases of product development for web, iOS, and Android applications.
    • Work with development teams to plan safe release schedules for application features.
    • Decompose requirements into exhaustive test cases and create tests within TestRail.
    • Lead feature testing for assigned projects on a continuous basis.
    • Participate in regression testing, user acceptance testing, and load testing to ensure acceptance criteria are met and quality is high.
    • Log issues discovered in testing with steps to reproduce and failed acceptance criteria.
    • Work closely with development teams to assess the testing impact and deployment risks.
    • Participate in product releases and test feature delivery via post-production validation.
    • Aid in identifying and documenting critical application flows for test automation.
    • Assist in improving QA processes, tools, and environments. 
    • Support all testing activities for new and existing solutions ;
    • Test according to tickets, test lists, and free tests
    • Development of test cases, test routines, and automated tests in cooperation with our software development team. 
    • Creation and documentation of test cases and results
    • Set up a testing environment to align with the customer environment
    • Reporting reproducible error scenarios Improvement of our quality processes in cooperation with the department's software development, project management, and service. 

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Associate’s degree in computer science, IT or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of software development processes
    • Knowledge of business process modeling
    • Ability to learn new software technologies
    • Experience with documentation of processes
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers
    • Technical training skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
    • Experience working with banking / financial solutions environment preferred
    • Self-starter, creative, and problem solver
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Passion for excellence
    • Value and build a culture of measurement
    • Ability to travel as required

    Requirements:

    • 2+ years of experience testing complex software applications, including web, iOS, and Android applications as well as application services and APIs.
    • Well versed in decomposing requirements into test cases.
    • Skilled in communicating with business stakeholders and development teams to clarify software requirements, provide feedback, and communicate test failures.
    • Exhibit high standards, attention to detail, and a customer-focused attitude when assessing the quality of software deliverables.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the software development lifecycle and release strategies.
    • Demonstrate the ability to assess the testing impact and deployment risks for software changes.

    Pluses:

    • Familiarity with modern UI/UX practices.
    • Experience creating test cases in TestRail or similar.
    • Hands-on experience developing web or mobile applications.
    • Hands-on experience developing or using Cypress or other test automation tools.
    • Hands-on experience testing APIs using Swagger, Postman, Fiddler, or other tools.
    • Experience with bug tracking tools and version control systems as well as with test automation and continuous integration
    • Experience with test management systems is an advantage (TestRail)
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    • Programming skills are an advantage (Python, C++, Java, C#, Delphi) High degree of personal responsibility, quality awareness, and assertiveness
    • Must have the ability to prioritize tasks while handling multiple projects, communicate clearly, and document all test results using approved Software methodology.
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team and across functional groups. 

    What you can expect from us; An inviting, family-like atmosphere

    Ample opportunities for professional development. New challenges and opportunities to learn every day. 

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    Software Developer

    Responsibilities

    • Researching, designing, implementing, and managing software programs
    • Document and maintain software functionality
    • Testing and evaluating new programs
    • Identifying areas for modification in existing programs and subsequently developing these modifications
    • Writing and implementing efficient code
    • Determining operational practicality
    • Developing quality assurance procedures
    • Deploying software tools,processes, and metrics
    • Maintaining and upgrading existing systems
    • Training users
    • Comply with project plans and industry standards
    • Ensure software is updated with the latest features
    • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts
    • Consulting with departments or customers on project status and proposals.
    • Working with customers or departments on technical issues including software system design and maintenance.
    • Analyzing information to recommend and plan the installation of new systems or modifications of an existing system.
    • Consulting with engineering staff to evaluate software-hardware interfaces and develop specifications and performance requirements.
    • Designing and developing software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and design consequences.
    • Preparing reports on programming project specifications, activities, or status.
    • Conferring with project managers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities.
    • Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related degree.
    • Proven work experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer
    • Experience designing interactive applications
    • Excellent knowledge of relational databases, SQL, and ORM technologies
    • Knowledge of the software development life-cycle.
    • The desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to develop unit testing of code components or complete applications.
    • Creativity is always a plus.
    • Must be a full-stack developer and understand concepts of software engineering.
    • Experience working on a variety of software development projects.
    • Must have at least 3 years of ASP.Net MVC/.Net core technologies
    • Excellent experience with REST API/ Web API creation, consumption, integration using Service-Oriented Architecture.
    • Must be good at using HTML 5, Bootstrap CSS, TypeScript, and JavaScript
    • Experience with version control using TFS/Github
    • Proficiency in developing models using .Net / .Net Core Entity Framework with code first approach or database first approach

    Method of Application

    If you believe you can match the expectation of the above role, send a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts of 3 referees including one from your recent employer to [email protected]

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

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