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Cape Town

Automation Test Lead (Contract)

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The expertise of a proactive & deadline-driven Automation Test Lead is sought by a dynamic Software Solutions Service Provider to join its team. Working in the Telco space, you will have a dual-type role of QA Analyst/Test Automation Engineer, not only conducting various Testing but also developing & maintaining the Automation code in accordance with specifications and agreed timescales. You must possess a Degree/Diploma in IT/Computer Science/Engineering, be ISTQB Certified, have 7+ Years Test Automation Engineering including Team Lead experience and exposure to DevOps & CI/CD and skills including Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift and be skilled in Python, Java, C#, JMeter, SoapUI, Selenium, Appium and Behaviour Driven Development/Testing. Please note this is a 12-Month Rolling Contract.



Manual Testing –

Requirement Analysis.

Create test plans and test scripts.

Execute test plans.

Identify and analyse defects.

Log defects and track defect resolution.

Create and maintain Automation test cases.

Maintain Quality Assurance environment.

Perform Manual Feature Testing.


Test Automation –

Implement Automation tools and frameworks.

Design, develop, document and implement Test Automation solutions.

Collaborate with team members to improve the company’s engineering tools.

Develop and maintain design and troubleshooting documentation.

Perform Unit Testing.

Troubleshooting, support, problem solving and analysis for users.

Compliance with procedures and processes.

Assist with Test Strategy.

Assist with implementing new processes.

Provide daily reporting.


Team Leader Responsibilities –

Train QA team members.

Mentor and guide juniors.

Effort Estimations.

Contribute to improvements in QA.

Conduct interviews.

Contribute to team’s KPAs and Performance Appraisals.



Qualifications –

BTech Degree or National Diploma in Information Technology / Computer Science / Engineering.

ISTQB Certification.


Experience/Skills –

8+ Years formal Testing experience.

7+ Years Test Automation Engineering experience.

1 to 2 Years –

DevOps, CI/CD exposure.

Cloud exposure – Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud.

Container deployment, scaling, management, etc. – Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, etc.

Software Testing experience.

Selenium and Appium.

Proficient in scripting and scripting languages e.g., Python, Java, C# etc.

Behaviour Driven Development/Testing.

Implementing and integrating code deployment tools e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.

Deployment Tools e.g., Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.

Integration with code repositories e.g., GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.

Knowledge and implementation of branching and merging strategies (Gitflow, Trunk-based development, etc.

Expertise in software development methodologies including Agile, Waterfall.




Superb English communication skills – written and oral.

High attention to detail and accuracy.

Able to work in pressurised environment.

Compliance with procedures and processes.

Must be able to work well as part of a team and independently.

Good analysis skills and problem-solving skills.

Must have a drive for helping peers.

Must have a positive and professional attitude.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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