Specialist QA Engineer

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With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary

Design automation testing plans and develop automation test scripts for multiple technical products / services (pre, during & post deployment) in both Data creation and system testing contexts and align to chosen application testing frameworks & guidelines. Testing may apply to all or a combination of the following front-end, back-end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring products are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics

Job Description

Accountability:QA Engineering

• Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as an QA automation specialist engineer• Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.• Participate and analyze test automation requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads) – using design specifications and technical documentation (e.g. Business Briefs, User Stories, Architecture & Integration documentation)• Prepare QA & Automation testing documentation (planning, design, execution and sustainability)• Develop automation test plans• Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.)• Perform various types of automation testing (regression, integration, black box, scalability)• Evaluate automated test cases and analyse & report results• Facilitate test plan / case reviews within squads• Work with product engineers to evaluate software / solution quality & provide recommendations for improvement / enhancement• Contribute to the design and selection of testing frameworks for business applications• Deliver all automation & technical testing deliverables on time (always)• Provide the required project / scrum related information / feedback on deliverables (e.g. progress, tracking, quality etc.)• Conduct performance monitoring on applications / components of applications for which you’ve designed and executed test scripts / plans• Produce quality and testing outcome metrics and reports

DevOps• Follow engineering best practices and continuously improve on engineering knowledge to successfully shift our QA capability forward• Leverage coding language understanding & expertise to deploy testing requirements for specific products / services• Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed• Shift from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

Risk & Governance• Ensure compliance with technical risk and governance requirements• Ensure work is compliant with automation testing frameworks and standards• Proactively identify and communicate risks ahead of need• Participate in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Incident Management processes as required and implement mitigating actions

People• Participate in peer reviews & continuously develop automation testing awareness & capability across squadsEducation and experience required• B-Degree or equivalent technical qualification• Prior programming work experience.• Experience within the Banking Sector• Experience with performance engineering and load testing is a huge plus.• Experience & expertise (Basic) in coding languages such as Java, C# and some experience- in software engineering / development• Well versed in web services paradigms such as REST and protocols such as HTTP.• Experience working on web applications and/or web-based technologies.• Proficient in multiple forms of test approaches for application testing including functional, cross-browser compatibility, mobile, web service, and integration testing etc..• Proficient in UNIX/Linux environments and shell scripting.• Proficient in basic SQL operations such as joins and views.• Experience with SOAP, REST, RPC or other client-server API testing.• Experience in TFS, JIRA, and Confluence a plus.• Experience in Git or other source code management systems.• Comfortable in AGILE development environments and cross-functional team structures.• Experience with end-to-end SDLC, testing methodologies and test phases, including unit, assembly, system, integration, regression testing.• Strong work ethic and integrity.• Strong analytical abilities, troubleshooting skills, and attention to detail.• Demonstrated ability aptitude in logical and analytical thinking, as well as display strong problem solving skills.• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent work experience

Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)• Examining Information• Interpreting Data• Developing Expertise• Challenging Ideas• Showing Composure• Meeting Timescales• Producing Output

Absa Group Limited (Absa) has forged a new way of getting things done, driven by bravery and passion, with the readiness to realise the possibilities on our continent and beyond. We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.