Technical QA (CPT Remote)

IT – Software Testing
Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Remote

Our client, based in Cape Town, is looking for a passionate Technical QA to manage their software development quality assurance function and who will lead a team of Test Analysts that evaluates, tests, and validates software development, develops, and implements quality assurance, problem reporting processes and systems.  You must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a testing environment in a similar role, and a BSc Computer Science Information Technology or relevant qualification.
Quality Assurance Planning:
  • Define, establish, and drive the adoption of quality standards, practices, toolsets, and processes across all areas of the software development life cycle in the Scrum team.
  • To provide technical expertise to the team and help ensure the appropriate testing techniques are used to find defects early in the test cycle.
  • Analyze requirements for the system under test to establish and prioritize test conditions, select suitable test cases, and test techniques.
  • Identify test objectives, plan and document test strategies and identify resources required for testing.
  • Analyze product specifications, software requirements specifications, and software prototypes, and interact with software developers to plan and develop test cases.
  • Design, build and execute manual and automated test scripts that can verify the software satisfies both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Design and manage tests that confirm compliance with industry and proprietary protocols.
Testing Performance:
  • Design, build and execute load test scripts that ensure the software responds within agreed parameters.
  • Identify, communicate, and respond to product and test activity risks.
  • Build and maintain a test environment that is representative of production.
  • Fix Verification/Impact Analysis: Developing or recommending solutions to fix any problems discovered during testing.
  • Reproduce issues and verify no further regressions are caused by the fix.
  • Breakdown, prioritize and execute tasks to achieve product deliverables per sprint.
  • Ensure that the testing conducted is in line with the output and success requirements of the applicable sprint.
  • Report test results and conduct defect trend analysis.
Self- Management:
  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.
  • Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
  • Plan and prioritize, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs.
  • Stay relevant and up to date with latest technology trends and insights.
  • Demonstrate and promote a strict adherence and knowledge of the latest and most applicable security standards within the payments industry.
  • BSc Computer Science Information Technology or relevant qualification.
  • Relevant IT certifications advantageous.
  • Certified Test Analyst.
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in testing environment in a similar role.
  • Agile environment working experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • MS Office Package (Emails, Word, Excel).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Effective Organisational Skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Excellent customer service.