Datafin

Automation Test Lead

IT – Software Testing
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A forward-thinking & solutions-driven Automation Test Lead is sought by a cutting-edge FinTech company in Century City who will be responsible for the quality output of its products and projects across departments. You will also provide oversight of the development, implementation and support procedures to ensure that they meet quality and efficiency standards and contractual obligations. You will work with customers to ensure the final products meet their needs and requirements. The ideal candidate must possess a suitable tertiary qualification or equivalent proven experience with at least 6 years in a similar role including a proven track record as a QC Lead. You will require proficiency with JIRA & Confluence and preferably have experience with API & Automated Testing.
 
DUTIES:
  • Responsible for leading, training and mentoring a team of QC Specialists.
  • In partnership with the Technical Leads, Project Managers and Department Heads, monitor the execution of key organisational processes by evaluating accuracy, tracking, and analysing key process metrics, identifying gaps and inefficiencies, and collaborating with key stakeholders to communicate and drive improvement opportunities.
  • In collaboration with Department Heads and stakeholders the QC Lead leverages industry best practices to set performance metrics, analyse QC data, develop relevant reports, and communicate regularly with impacted teams.
  • Review all documents produced by the QC Specialists- including test plan / test case reviews, process documents etc. This may involve documents produced by other teams as well.
  • Participate in requirements gathering meetings with internal teams to ensure that effective test plan writing, and planning takes place upfront.
  • Provide general assistance (both QC related and other) to Software team members as required from time to time.
  • Participate in or lead (if requested) the definition of QC processes in use.
  • Have the ability to lead stand ups and sprint meetings in the Project Manager’s absence.
  • Be responsible for managing testing resources and allocations to projects.
  • In partnership with the Department Heads, responsible for implementing the end-to-end test process framework that will be used by Testers/QC Specialists.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Formal tertiary qualification or equivalent proven experience in this field.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • A proven track record as QC Lead.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and proven leadership.
  • Knowledge and/or previous use of JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience with API Testing and Automated Testing is preferred.
  • Creative by coming up with possibly unique alternative solutions to problems and by drafting whole new procedures or systems to solve complex problems. Creativity is required because the QC Lead will be responsible for refining and implementing many QC procedures across the organisation.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Able to multi-task and context switch across multiple projects at a time.
  • Be both analytical and decisive – taking the various factors into consideration and inputs when making decisions in complex situations but not wavering between ‘what to do‘ or ‘what not to do‘.
  • Open to change by being change-prone and not change-resistant, appreciating any fruitful idea regardless of the source.
  • A high performer and a safe pair of hands – leading by example, taking care to deliver on your promises or manage expectations otherwise.
  • Solutions-orientated rather than a problem-oriented person and a driver for change.
  • A good leader – developing yourself as well as others.