Test Automation Engineer (Quality Analyst) Job in Kenya 2019

Role title: Quality Analyst – Test Automation Engineer

Role Description: Reporting to the Manager – Testing Automation,the position holder will lead the implementation and execution of software automation strategy and 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 purpose:

  • Implement software automation frameworks
  • Drive transformations in testing through automation to achieve higher levels of efficiencyand reduce software testing by 50%
  • Lead programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero major defects escape into production ensuring zero impact on customers on launch of products
  • Accountable for setting up and maintaining tools for test automation
  • Responsible for stability of all test environments including proper controls implemented
  • Responsible for designing, running and reporting on automatedtest suites (Unit tests, SITs, Functional and Regression Testing – including all APIs) and tracking all bugs to resolution
  • 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)
  • Define suitable metrics for measuring automated test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
  • 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

Role Requirement and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
  • 2 years + experience in software design, development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
  • Experience in test automation using open source tools – Katalon Studio, Selenium, Appium
  • Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Python, Perl, Shell and Java, groovy etc
  • Hands-on QA experience with proven analytical and testing skills – Experience developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
  • Knowledge of automated testing frameworks
  • Experience of Test driven Development approaches
  • Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
  • Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
  • Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience with CICD automation tools such as Jenkins
  • ISTQB Certification is a plus

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below: