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Exploratory/QA Tester

IT – Software Testing
Stellenbosh – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A highly organized & self-driven Exploratory/QA Tester is sought by a global leader in Telecommunications to join its team. You will become a core contributor to its product quality, developing user interfaces and supporting application server components for data organisation, data exploration, data analysis, and data visualization. The candidate must apply initiative with responsibility and commitment to discover, investigate and test feature rich user interface applications and contribute to product quality by advancing the test strategy, validating product features and translating user stories into representative test cases. You must have at least 3 years’ Software Testing including Software Testing Methods (Functional and Non-Functional, Regression, Performance, Acceptance, Compatibility, Integration, Usability and Security.). Your tech tools should include JIRA/Zephyr, Bitbucket, Confluence, pgAdmin/DBeaver, SQL, Git, Visual Studio Code & Mac/Linux/Windows.
 
DUTIES:
  • Testing and quality management of software product within the SDLC.
  • Knowledge of QA methodologies, SDLC processes and process improvement.
  • In-depth product knowledge.
  • Attend and contribute to agile ceremonies. (Daily stand-ups, sprints, grooming sessions, planning sessions, reviews and retrospectives.)
  • Analyse features using formal test analysis methods to produce test designs.
  • Contribute to requirements analysis and feature design through considering testability requirements and by applying product test experience.
  • Test planning and test case documentation, management and execution.
  • Reporting test results and contribute to release planning.
  • Identify, log and track bugs and possible problems with software product.
  • Liaise with the Product Owner and team about possible issues with the product and to improve the user experience of the product.
  • Explore product features and feature interactions to discover inadequacies and to expose high risk areas likely to escape automated test processes.
  • Assist QA team with Exploratory and Regression Testing of software product.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Software Testing.
  • Experience in software testing methods. (Functional and Non-Functional, Regression, Performance, Acceptance, Compatibility, Integration, Usability and Security.)
Tech Stack:
  • JIRA / Zephyr
  • Bitbucket
  • Confluence
  • pgAdmin / DBeaver
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Mac / Linux / Windows OS
 
Advantageous –
  • ISTQB / ISEB Certification.
  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science/Software Engineering/related technical discipline.
  • Experience in Telecommunication protocols.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Strong analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Detail oriented with a keen interest to develop deep understanding of the domain.
  • Passionate about learning new skills to improve total product quality. 
  • Demonstrates accountability, proactivity and has an enthusiastic attitude.