cape town, WC, South Africa
Junior Software Tester
Cape Town, Western Cape
Open to All Candidates
Software Test Engineer (Junior)
Would you be eager to continually improve customer value and internal efficiency through quality, innovative software? Our software engineering team could use your skills, passion and experience to develop solutions that will help keep thousands of websites online.
We are passionate about frequent, iterative delivery of high-quality software and aim to build lasting solutions using agile principles and the latest technology available. We work together in autonomous teams that take full responsibility for their own part of the company ecosystem and require a commitment to, and understanding of the Agile (Scrum) development philosophy. The software engineering team is based at the company's head office in the Tygervalley area in the Western Cape. As a QA Engineer, you will form part of the teams that are responsible for the development, integration and maintenance of in-house developed and 3rd party web applications, providing innovative tools to the power user, ensuring a seamless, intuitive hosting experience to our customers. The ideal candidate will be adept at manual testing web applications (experience in automated testing will be advantageous). You will be expected to develop, implement and maintain test plans for manual test scripts as part of our overall release and regression testing. You will need to work collaboratively with the development and quality assurance teams to triage problems, write bug reports, and perform validation. Following and adding to the existing test procedures, guidelines, standards and processes. You should be willing to learn and work on new technologies. You will play a big part in maturing our CI/CD processes. Overall disposition:
Enthusiastic about technology to serve operational and client requirements. Strong work ethic. Self-motivated with a strong team spirit. Dynamic, enthusiastic, self-starting. Excellent multi-tasking skills. Able to use your own initiative. Quality driven. Strives to create optimal systems and simple procedures. IT awareness. Enjoys sharing ideas and innovation. Cool under pressure. Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as ability to work within a team. Prefers agile development and a self-organising team environment. Ability to communicate well with both technical and non-technical staff.
Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback. Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases. Write technical test cases based on the Design specifications and requirements. Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities. Design, develop and execute automation programs and/or scripts using Java and Selenium. Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs. Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved. Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs. Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements. Monitor debugging process results. Investigate the causes of non-conforming software. Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts. Create and maintain test automation scripts and data files necessary to improve and expand our continuous integration system. Accurately report the defects and collect the defect artefacts. Review test automation scripts/plans developed by peers. Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies. Continual revision of methods, tools and concepts employed by the QA team. Requirements
Proven work experience in software development. Proven work experience in software quality assurance. Proven work experience in testing automation. Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes. Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases. Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process. Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing. Experience with using test management or bug management tools. Hands-on experience with automated testing tools. Be proficient in high-level language, preferably Java. Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus. Solid knowledge of SQL and/or scripting is a plus.
BSc or BTech majoring in Computer Science is a plus. ISTQB Certification is a plus. Either above will be an advantage, however, your ability to demonstrate your in-depth understanding of the web technologies and sound software engineering practices will trump a formal qualification.
Desirable Skills and Experience: Selenium WebDriver/ Automation concepts Java CSS HTML Git/BitBucket Jira and/or Confluence Java IDE, Jenkins, Maven, etc.
Information Technology, IT Software Tester