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Software Quality Analyst (x2)

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ENVIRONMENT:

If you have a passion for exquisite quality and a keen eye for detail, then a fast-paced software development company in Century City wants you as their next Software Quality Analyst. Joining their new Products Team, you will be expected to ensure exceptional end-to-end quality of the product through manual testing, analysis provision of insights and requirements’ gathering. You MUST-HAVE 3+ years’ Testing experience – preferably automation and ISTQB experience, strong JavaScript and HTML5 and mobile testing. You must also possess an IT-related Degree / Diploma, understand the SDLC & Agile methodologies and previous game development.

 

DUTIES:

Adhere and optimise standards and processes –

Complete all necessary task administration and documentation related to the project’s implementation.

Develop and refine plans, templates, strategy and re-estimate workload requirements.

Follow prescribed processes and workflow.

 

Completion, review and improvement –

Complete relevant documentation according to standards.

Documentation sign-off where required.

Follow up on deployment and live testing.

Improvements documented, implemented and communicated.

Participation in sprint or post Project review.

Review all missed / live issues and implement improvements.

Verify and releases files for deployment.

 

Detect & track defects –

All defects found are logged and communicated to relevant stake holders.

All unresolved defects are reviewed with stakeholders, according to status before sign-off.

Contribute to Latent defect prevention and reduction.

High priority defects logged early.

Maintain defects throughout its lifecycle: entry, checking, retesting, regression, update status, closure, review, removed duplicates according to best practices.

Prepare clear and concise reports on defects.

 

Execution –

Complete sign-off procedure.

Complete Test Cycles / Sprints.

Ensure that the functionality of the software corresponds to specified requirements and within the quality standards.

Ensure that tools / scripts / test techniques do not compromise the quality and functionality of the software.

Escalate delays in test execution.

Execution of basic non-functional tests with monitoring and analysis.

Issue identification and troubleshooting.

Multiple levels of testing documented and executed. (component, Integration testing, system testing, acceptance, performance, security).

Root cause analysis of any issues identified.

Schedule and executes tests according to the Test Plan / Checklists.

Software Version control is adhered to.

Test software installation.

 

Leadership – Project Level –

Adapt to changing situational requirements.

Co-ordination of Integration testing.

Innovate and implement change.

Knowledge transfer and upskilling of self and team.

Provide support as required.

Work towards achieving team objectives / deliverables.

 

Preparation and Planning –

Agree on deliverables.

Create / Update / Refactor Test Cases / Artifacts to ensure that all necessary scenarios are covered in the designed tests, using applicable Test Techniques.

Escalate delays in planning.

Identify and engage with stakeholders.

Identify risks and plan contingencies based on similar projects or past experience.

Implement risk-based prioritisation of tests.

Improve efficiency by finding ways to reduce man hours / physical time for testing.

Participate in planning and design sessions.

Plan and develop reusable and maintainable artefacts for cost effective maintainability.

Read release document and find out all relevant information regarding the project and any external factors that may affect the project before the project has been scheduled to start.

Requirements gathering and analysis.

Test cases to be automated are identified, defined and prioritised.

Test data preparation.

 

Prepare software and test environment –

Environment:

Continuous environment monitoring and troubleshooting of issues.

Ensure environment is available for testing and prerequisites are met.

Environment management for e.g. Copies / backup / snapshots are taken.

Identify and complete necessary pre and post testing checks for environment stability and health.

Log Environment issues.

Software:

Check installation document to ensure all relevant and detailed information, paths, correct scripts, versions and packages are ready to be installed.

Follows the deployment checklist as documented for software installation.

 

Stakeholder Management –

Ensure internal project stakeholders are informed through active communication during the project lifespan.

Involve Test Specialist Teams to ensure relevant testing is completed.

Proactively supports Management / Team / Lead.

Raise issues timeously and ensure all impediments are communicated according to priority.

Resolve support requests/work items within an agreed timeframe.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Must-Haves –

3+ Years Testing experience – preferably automation testing and ISTQB experience.

Strong JavaScript and HTML 5 experience.

Mobile testing experience.

 

Additional –

An IT-related BSc / BCom / Ndip.

Analysis and requirements’ gathering experience.

An understanding of SDLC and Agile methodologies.

Previous game development.

Able to troubleshoot with assistance.

 

Advantageous –

ISTQB Beginner or Advanced.

Device testing experience.

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Advanced problem-solving.

Forward thinking.

Self- motivated.

Ability to work with new products and tech.

Cross functional team member.

Effectively prioritise.

Attention to detail.

Effective time management.

Able to work under pressure.

Time Management.

Technical and communications’ skills.

 

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.

 

COMMENTS:

When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to bethany@datafin.com and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

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