Software Testing Lead

at Recru-IT  

in Cape Town Region, Western Cape
created 4 days ago
Expires 14 Mar
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**Are you a fascinated by Testing and Technology Do you have experience testing software**Youll enjoy working in a team using a mature development environment where you plan and collaborate with peers. Youll be comfortable with challenging the status quo and working in an agile SDLC (we use Scrum).We are based in Bellville (Northern Suburbs), offer excellent company benefits and value flexible working hours which includes **working from home** for 2 to 3 days per week.We need you to take full responsibility of the Testing process, tools, techniques and standards.# What we need

  • Someone with a passion for technology and testing
  • A self-motivated team player
  • The right attitude, above everything else
  • Someone that will fit our culture and support our values

# What are we looking for

  • Matric, Relevant Tertiary Qualification would be preferential
  • 3 - 4 years relevant experience
  • Full Software Testing Lifecycle experience
  • Experience in building and managing QA teams, able to recognise and bring out the best in talent
  • Demonstrable experience in manual and automated QA, ideally in a continuous delivery environment
  • Experience of modern QA automation and monitoring tools
  • Functional and non-functional testing experience
  • Strong technical skills, you should be comfortable testing software without a user interface, e.g. an API
  • Must have experience testing web applications and APIs
  • Comfortable writing and debugging code
  • Strong communication skills, dealing with all levels of management and peers within an organisation
  • Working with stakeholders to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly
  • Experience of working with teams following an agile methodology
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines

# Why should you consider us

  • We are serious about staff engagement
  • We are serious about people development and training
  • We value work-life balance
  • We are part of a larger R&D team that is working on industry leading trends
  • We are open, honest and act with integrity
  • We celebrate and reward brilliance

# Key responsibilities will include:

  • QA Leadership
  • Process and tooling
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Sign-off on the final release readiness for product and component releases in order to provide customers, stakeholders, and executives with assurance that the product suite is released to the best possible quality standards
    • Establish Quality Assurance discipline as an integral component of the Software Development Lifecycle and report on measurable quality improvements
    • Be the primary contact for all matters related to QA
    • Set the product quality strategy and plan, and then measure and report on the effective execution thereof
    • Define the key measures for software and product quality and report on these at every sprint and release
    • Develop, publish, and maintain a QA roadmap of tooling and process improvement and ensure the team is aligned
    • Plan, manage, and measure the Quality Assurance discipline (QA) at the company so that we can be confident that our QA team operates like an industry leading quality assurance team
    • Identify the correct tools and QA process, and ensure cadence with the Software Development teams agile practices
    • Preparation and review of test plans
    • Monitor all QA activity, test results, defect rates and areas of improvement
    • Bearing continuous improvement in mind, constantly review the quality process and drive further efficiencies and improvements
    • Utilize all quality and testing tools optimally, including balancing automation versus manual testing
    • Demonstrate the value that quality processes add through a metric-driven approach
    • Champion the value and benefits of quality to the business and other senior managers through regular communication and knowledge-sharing
    • Keep up to date on knowledge of latest QA techniques and trends
    • Work with the QA team to develop personal development and training plans and provide opportunity for learning (report on this annually)
    • Mentoring and coaching to QA team members, ensuring the success of the teams manual and automation testing

**If this sounds exciting, please let us know. We look forward to meeting you, and hopefully, welcoming you to our team.**Send a detailed copy of your CV to Bonita ((email address) replace the AT with @)Should you not be contacted within 7 days, please consider your application as unsuccessful

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