Quality Assurance Engineer 2 at Vodacom January, 2020

Quality Assurance Engineer 2

Posting Country:  Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted:  
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.


The Quality Assurance Engineer ensures the quality of the solution through clearly understanding the product, the associated risks and then defining, building and executing tests to mitigate these risks, whilst ensuring code and capability quality standards are satisfied.

The QA Engineer is responsible for developing and executing tests to ensure code and capability quality, overseeing the end-to-end development process.  This role is responsible for reviewing technical design documents and tracking quality assurance metrics to ensure adherence to quality standards.  This role is responsible for designing and implementing tests, identifying deficiencies, debugging, and defining remediating actions.  The incumbent will provide software-related operations support, including providing level two and level three incident and problem support.

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field
• At least 3-5 years relevant work experience of with three or more years is in software quality assurance, testing, programming and/or systems analysis
• Experience of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes, with experience writing and executing comprehensive test plans and cases
• Experience of automated testing tools and scripting
• Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, BDD and ATDD
• Experience working with multiple programming and scripting languages, such as JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Python
• Experience working in cloud-native environments
• Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry preferred
• Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) preferred
• Competency in UX principles and practices preferred

Job Responsibilities
* Assesses risks (eg product, project, reputational and financial risk) and defines/drives/implements the squads test strategy, where applicable, to mitigate these risks, including identification of deficiencies and debugging;
* Reviews technical design documents and specifications and tracks quality assurance metrics (eg defect density and early life incidents) to ensure the squad adheres to design quality and coding standards;
* Supports developers in designing test cases to assure high quality code for example by using test-driven development techniques;
* Executes test cases (both automated and manual) at various levels and feeds results back to development teams when needed;
* Designs and implements acceptance tests for user and technical stories and co-ordinates with stakeholders (eg Architecture, Development, Deployment, end-users) regarding test efforts for bigger and/or interconnected releases;
* Estimates, prioritises, plans, and coordinates testing activities identifies, records, and monitors testing bugs debugs tests and provides corrective actions to software engineering;
* Collaborates with and influences stakeholders across the end-to-end software development process, including 2nd and 3rd line incident and problem support;
MicroServices and APIs
Testing and Evaluation
Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD)
Software Engineering
Automation and Robotics

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.


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