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  • Engineer at Safaricom PLC

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value added services and support for community projects.

    Quality Assurance - Test Automation Engineer


    Job description

    Role Description

    Reporting to the Manager – Testing Automation, the position holder will lead the implementation and execution of software testing automation frameworks and ensure efficiencies are realized in the software testing lifecycle (reduce software testing time by 50%) shortening the software development cycles and hence reducing time to market for products.

    He / she is responsible for executing test automation program specifically on System integration testing, functional and regression testing, with an emphasis on using open source tools for automation, and subsequent integration to continuous integration tools

    Role Responsibilities

    • Implement software testing automation framework
    • Drive transformations in testing through automation to achieve higher levels of efficiency and reduce software testing time by 50%
    • Accountable for setting up and maintaining test automation tools
    • Responsible for designing comprehensive and well-structured automated test suites (Unit tests, system integration tests, Functional and Regression Testing – including backed APIs and mobile apps)
    • Run automated test suites, analyze reports and share this with all stake holders
    • Identify all software bugs and work with the developers and other stakeholders to close all the defects within stipulated timelines (end to end defect management lifecycle)
    • Contribute to continuous integration and continuous deployment – test automation test suites integration to the CI/CD pipeline
    • Responsible for integration of test execution tools to test management tools and project management tools (ALM, JIRA etc)
    • Write scripts and perform load tests against Backend servers
    • Define suitable metrics for measuring automated test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
    • Review requirements specifications and provide timely and meaningful feedback - assessing on testability and requirement misses


    • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering or Software Development
    • 3 years + experience in software development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
    • Experience in test automation using open source tools – Katalon Studio, Selenium, Appium etc
    • Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Python, Java, groovy etc
    • Proven analytical and testing skills - Experience developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
    • Deep knowledge of automated testing frameworks
    • Experience of Test driven Development approaches
    • Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
    • Strong risk identification, assessment and mitigation planning skills
    • Experience with CICD automation tools such as Jenkins
    • ISTQB Certification is a plus

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya career website on safaricom.taleo.net to apply

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