QA Automation & Test Lead

Manager ~ Tester/Trainer
Western Cape
QA Automation & Test Lead required in Cape Town to manage a team of Testers and Automation Specialists.  a Degree with minimum 8 years commercial software QA experience and solid experience leading a team of testers in multi-discipline teams is required. Strong experience with Python, Java, and/or other programming languages, as well as Jenkins or another Continuous Integration application will be an advantage. Strong knowledge of SQL and scripting, testing, and administering in Linux and other Unix environments is required.
 
KEY DUTIES:
  • Lead a team of QA testers and automation QA engineers
  • Contribute to COP for QA in engineering
  • Drive recruitment
  • Raise development quality by developing processes and best practices for testing in dev teams, in collaboration with the developers
  • Improve and automate test strategies
  • Develop and execute test cases to diagnose issues and bugs, creating test data when required.
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts
  • Implement automation framework with continuous integration covering UI, API and integration tests.
  • Identify testing deficiencies and subsequently implementing automated tests based on their requirements
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Increase code coverage across the team’s technology stack
  • Develop status reports based on test completion/findings and communicate these to team leaders including any impact on the overall project plan.
  • Mentoring and guiding the test team and developers on test approaches and automation suites
 
REQUIREMENT:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Minimum5 years software QA experience in a software environment, 2 years of which should be in a QA management role
  • Demonstrable experience leading a team of testers in multi-discipline teams
  • ISTQB/ISEB qualification will be an advantage
  • Experience managing testing throughout the SDLC (development testing, unit testing, API testing, performance testing, system testing etc.)
  • Self-motivated with strong capability of fast learning
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and within the team
  • Strong experience with Python, Java, and/or other programming languages
  • Experience with Jenkins or another Continuous Integration application will be an advantage
  • Understanding of configuration management and version control
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience testing and administering in Linux and other Unix environments
  • Experience with unit test frameworks
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing
  • Flexibility to learn new technologies and explore new tools
  • Understanding of configuration management and version control
  • Experience in installing, upgrading, configuring, and verifying (smoke tests) virtualized testing environments (VMs)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to understand and critique requirements.
  • Strong communication skills
 
The company offers very competitive salaries.
Only apply if you have the relevant experience!
 
If you have what is required, then please apply with your comprehensive CV and a skills matrix.
QA Automation & Test Lead