Mar 12, 2021
Bring your possibility to life! Define your career with us With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.
Absa Investor Services (AIS) offers a holistic range of operational and administrative support solutions to institutional clients including asset managers, pension funds, stockbrokers, life insurers, government departments, global custodians and broker dealers. These solutions include Trustee Services, Derivatives Clearing, Investment Administration, Securities Lending, Issuance, Cash Management and Custody, Safekeeping, Settlements and Corporate Actions.
The CIB AIS team is looking for a business, technology and team facing QA Automation Tester / Engineer that has experience working with agile teams, with a strong focus on enabling business value through quality delivery.
As a QA Engineer, you will be required to assist the team and business stakeholders in defining understandable and testable user stories, scenarios, requirements and acceptance criteria as appropriate.
You should be able to embrace change, collaborate well with both technical and business stakeholders and understand the concept of using tests to document requirements and drive development.
Critical skills include:
Knowledge of the domain, technical, organizational and people skills, as well as the ability to adapt to change Understanding of the fundamentals of automated testing as well as working knowledge of automation tools is required. This includes hands on experience with designing tests cases that can be easily automated, as well being able to assess automation feasibility based on potential for reuse -- for example, as part of a regression suite. Accountability:
Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as a QA automation specialist engineer Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings. Participate and analyze test automation requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads) – using design specifications and technical documentation (e.g. Business Briefs, User Stories, Architecture & Integration documentation) Prepare QA & Automation testing documentation (planning, design, execution and sustainability) Develop automation test plans Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.) Perform various types of automation testing (regression, integration, black box, scalability) Evaluate automated test cases and analyse & report results Facilitate test plan / case reviews within squads Work with product engineers to evaluate software / solution quality & provide recommendations for improvement / enhancement Contribute to the design and selection of testing frameworks for business applications Deliver all automation & technical testing deliverables on time (always) Provide the required project / scrum related information / feedback on deliverables (e.g. progress, tracking, quality etc.) Conduct performance monitoring on applications / components of applications for which you’ve designed and executed test scripts / plans Produce quality and testing outcome metrics and reports
Follow engineering best practices and continuously improve on engineering knowledge to successfully shift our QA capability forward Leverage coding language understanding & expertise to deploy testing requirements for specific products / services Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed Shift from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery
Education and experience required
B-Degree or equivalent technical qualification Min 5 years automation testing experience Prior programming work experience. Experience with performance engineering and load testing is a huge plus. Experience & expertise (Basic) in coding languages such as Java, C# and some experience- in software engineering / development Well versed in web services paradigms such as REST and protocols such as HTTP. Experience working on web applications and/or web-based technologies. Proficient in multiple forms of test approaches for application testing including functional, cross-browser compatibility, mobile, web service, and integration testing etc.. Proficient in UNIX/Linux environments and shell scripting. Proficient in basic SQL operations such as joins and views. Experience with SOAP, REST, RPC or other client-server API testing. Experience in TFS, JIRA, and Confluence a plus. Experience in Git or other source code management systems. Comfortable in AGILE development environments and cross-functional team structures. Experience with end-to-end SDLC, testing methodologies and test phases, including unit, assembly, system, integration, regression testing. Strong work ethic and integrity. Strong analytical abilities, troubleshooting skills, and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability aptitude in logical and analytical thinking, as well as display strong problem solving skills.
Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology
Absa Group Limited
Sandton, South Africa