Employment vacancy  QA Automation Engineer Cape Town Ghana June 2017


career vacancy  QA Automation Engineer Cape Town Ghana June 2017


Job vacancy  QA Automation Engineer Cape Town Ghana June 2017

Remuneration: R45000 – R60000 per month Cost to company
Benefits: Provident Fund, Medical Aid, Life Cover
Location: Cape Town, Stellenbosch
Education level: Degree
Job level: Senior
Reference: #DEV003
Company: Talent Magnet | Digital Recruitment


Job description

Our client, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented QA automation engineer to join their team in Stellenbosch.

They are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, young, creative, hard-working people to join them. They offer market-related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

They seek to employ exceptional minds, people who are:

  • Experts at doing, they can not only design but also execute
  • Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume
  • Competitive. Although innovation is important, great requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours
  • Curious. Always questioning the status quo
  • Not averse to risk
  • Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative
  • Collaborative
  • Thorough
  • User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
  • Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular

Are you an exceptional mind if so come and join us!

You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving to action – in other words, you need to be a thinker and a doer, and doing doesn’t happen only during work hours….. You need to be passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience. And, because they operate in a fast-growing, quick-moving environment, they’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurialthrives under change, and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster. You will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for the client. In short, they need you to think like an owner of the business.

Senior QA automation engineers design applications that will convert manual test preparation into automated test preparation. They design, create, test and implement these solutions in order to automate as much of the manual test preparation as possible by using codes and scripts.

Senior QA automation engineers will assist in development, implementation and maintaining of testing frameworks.

Reporting relationships

Work closely with the QA test lead to ensure quality is implemented as part of the processes and that quality standards are adhered to.


  • 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

 The environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve
  • We are short on ego and high on output
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating



  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or related technical discipline
  • Minimum three years’ commercial software QA experience.
  • 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

Posted on 30 May 10:17

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Martin Janse van Rensburg
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