Senior Engineer, Quality Assurance (QA)

About us...
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About our Client...
A venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. They build and deploy dense networks of cloud-connected points inside local corner stores, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. The first consumer solution is a liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar market for urban cooking fuel. It’s delivered through Vivo Energy, the owner/operator of Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.

Your Role...
As Senior Engineer, QA, you will lead a team of QA Engineers in ensuring high-quality engineering. optimal performance and reliability of large scale applications developed and deployed by our Networks across server-side, mobile and connected devices (IoT), using best in class software engineering practices. As a senior leader, you will inspire your team to achieve engineering excellence while maintaining a pragmatic approach towards software delivery.

What You Will Do:
  • Assess and improve the technical quality of work performed by the QA Engineering team
  • Assess and improve business understanding of QA Engineering team
  • Prepare training and induction material to cover gaps
  • Plan and coordinate software and systems releases
  • Identify automation candidates and ensuring timely delivery of automation projects
  • Collect performance feedback and satisfaction level and use it to address concerns of stakeholders and product managers
  • Review performance, train, and upskill QA engineers
  • Review and identify improvements in system performance
  • Engage stakeholders and present the state of software quality such as code coverage, code quality, performance benchmarks, profiling at regular intervals
  • Inspire team to follow best practices and achieve high professional delivery standards
  • Plan career path for QA Engineers and guide on the most suitable projects for them to work on
  • Manage allocation of QA Engineering team on various projects provide regular feedback on their performance

What You Will Bring to the company...
  • 7+ years of quality assurance experience, including developing test strategies, and creating test automation systems and frameworks
  • 2+ years of experience testing web applications with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) using Gherkin / Cucumber / SpecFlow
  • Strong technical skills using Selenium WebDriver
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages including Java, Python, JavaScript
  • Strong knowledge of continuous integration and delivery systems (CI/CD)
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience developing build automation systems using Gradle is a plus
  • Experience developing test frameworks using Junit is a plus
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jira, Bitbucket and Docker is a plus
  • Commitment to understanding the business domain
  • Commitment to incorporating quality software practices into all phases of the project lifecycle
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated professional who demonstrates strong technical agility and responsiveness
  • Eagerness to learn and grow within a technical organization

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