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Safaricom Core Products Technical Lead



4 months ago

Job Description

Reporting to the Consumer IT Lead, the position holder shall provide leadership in driving delivery of Consumer Business Unit projects using Business Doman and IT knowledge. Leading a team of Architects and Business Analysts, as well as virtual IT delivery teams to implement Core Product (Voice, Data and SMS) propositions campaign and promotions. Break down complex requirements into simple trackable tasks. Be committed to high quality and delivery on time.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Technical: Produce & manage level test plans, estimate effort and resource test plans Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resource accordingly Manage expectations of when testing activities will be complete mitigating risks to key milestones Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure key infrastructure (environments, interfaces & access) is set-up to enable all required testing activities Manage the UAT process by supporting clients to establish key scenarios to test their business processes to maximize benefit of the UAT process ensuring full acceptance and integration of the software solution Assign work to QA Engineers and manage successful completion of work to set deadlines Manage processes and procedures locally within the test team and with external teams across the SDLC to drive and implement improvements to optimize efficiency and first-time pass rate Measure, develop and optimize quality of team outputs and performance
  2. Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers Review requirements, specifications, user documentation, help files, and other project documentation to assure quality of the products and tests to be developed; i
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  4. , perform manual static testing
  5. Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation; e
  6. g
  7. , data-driven testing
  8. Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various Software Cafeteria products; i
  9. e
  10. , perform automated dynamic testing
  11. Execute automated tests and validate the results
  12. Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and other Development test objects
  13. Work with the Development team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification (“smoke”) test

Education + Experience

  1. Technical/Professional qualifications: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related field Experience Relevant work experience in development and/or testing role
  2. Understanding of agile software development Understanding of web service integration (e
  3. g
  4. : REST and SOAP XML)
  5. Experience with Cloud Technology (e
  6. g
  7. : AWS , GCP, Azure) Experience with NoSQL such as MongoDB Experience with SQL/ Relational Database (eg:PostgreSQL), automation, CI/CD, DevOps, testing, JavaScript, selenium, Jenkins, Agile software, cloud, NoSQL Familiarity with software packing tools (
  8. exe,
  9. deb,
  10. rpm, Docker…) Excellent verbal and written communication skills Good development/scripting skills in common languages like JAVA, Kotlin, Python, Ruby etc
  11. Database skills, mainly in MySQL Good understanding of object-oriented programming, J2EE architecture,
  12. NET, etc
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