Senior Test Analyst

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Test Analyst to join our Engineering Department based in Johannesburg.

The purpose of this role is to test and validate new software to ensure the correct functionality and identify areas that requires modification.

The Test Analyst reports directly to the Team Lead, with an indirect reporting line to the QA Manager.

This position is responsible for testing new software projects and releases to ensure high quality delivery with no errors.

Internal Liaison takes place with all departments. External liaison is not required.

Duties and Responsibilities (include but is not limited to):

  • To liaise and work together with the Scrum team to ensure software requirements are achieved
  • Make use of the scrum technique for development and testing
  • Attend all Scrum planning, sprint, daily stand-up and retrospective meetings
  • Ensure delivery of whole project that meets the client/user’s requirements
  • Compile final report from stakeholders
  • To test software to ensure minimum down time
  • Action all tasks allocated in Jira and drag to completed when tested/block with comment if fault occurs
  • To manage own professional and self-development

Key Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)
  • ISTQB / ISEB Foundation Level certification (Desirable)
  • 5 + years’ experience as a Test Analyst (Essential) which includes: Exposure to automation with strong manual testing skills (Essential); Experience in creating reusable test suites and cases; Experience in testing APIS, microservices (Essential); Experience in mobile testing e.g. Android, iOS (Essential); Experience working with JIRA (Essential)
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as Selenium WebDriver and Postman (Desirable)
  • Experience in writing automated tests (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of various testing techniques
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Specific knowledge of: Html, Javascript, Jira, Android, IOS and APIS
  • Knowledge of PHP programming

Additional Skills:

  • Multitasking skills
  • Computer skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational & administrative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
Mukuru is the largest money transfer provider in Africa and a leading Next Gen Financial Services Platform that offers affordable and reliable financial services to the emerging consumer. The foundation of our business was built by providing the continent’s migrant diaspora with safe, convenient international money transfers. From this base we have grown a wide range of products and services that take their cue from our customers’ needs and aspirations for greater financial security and a better life. To this end, we continue to build a highly robust and resilient physical and digital financial payments infrastructure across Africa that unlocks new value-added services for our loyal customers. This includes cash transfers, Mukuru Funeral Cover, and the Mukuru Card. As a fintech provider, Mukuru has underpinned its successful customer engagement strategy with the ability to ‘speak the language’ of its users and gain a grassroots understanding of the unique pain points that customers face in each market. Our engagement platforms include WhatsApp, free USSD, the Mukuru App, and the website. Customers are always able to speak to Mukuru about any challenges or difficulties with the platform, whether it’s a Mukuru agent in a physical booth, at a branch, over the telephone, or via a virtual live chat function in a language of the customer’s choosing, and often in their mother tongue. Take a walk through our Contact Centre at any time, and you’ll hear conversations in 15 languages – our very own united nations of Africa and Asia.