Intermediate Quality Test Engineer
  • Cape Town
  • LexisNexis
Job Description

BASIC FUNCTIONS : This is a position in Quality Assurance responsible for developing and executing performance and automation tests.

This position plans and executes effective and efficient performance and automation testing to accomplish on-time and efficient delivery of high-quality software products and / or data

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • 3+ years of QA Test Engineering experience
  • BS Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent experience required

TECHNICAL SKILLS :

  • Strong understanding of QA methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of the software development process.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Solid QA testing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute automated and performance testing.
  • Basic understanding of working within budgets.
  • Understanding of industry trends.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement practices.
  • Strong research skills (tools / root cause analysis).
  • Good oral and written communication.

ACCOUNTABILITIES :

  • Develop and execute automated and performance testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, on budget, and to specification.
  • Interact with Product Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Operations teams to plan testing for delivery of products and enhancements and to assure products meet product requirements and quality standards.
  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.
  • Work with QA / Testing staff, project managers, technical leads, and subject matter experts to plan and execute automated and performance tests.
  • Report issues and results, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.
  • Ensure that testing addresses requirements as agreed with other stakeholders.
  • Research available tools and participate in initiatives to implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality.
  • Identify opportunities to apply existing automation or other tools to meet testing needs.
  • Research and identify root causes of performance issues in partnership with architects, developers, and network and system engineers.
  • Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends / developments that may benefit the organization.
  • Conduct project reviews, ensuring review criteria are defined, and implement procedures for ensuring quality control of project deliverables.
  • Cooperate in the enhancement of the methodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, and metric and status reporting.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of best practices.
  • Maintain framework for record retention in order to support internal and external IT audits.
  • Work across teams to enhance quality assurance / testing and help to develop / execute performance and automation testing throughout the business as appropriate.
  • Identify areas for improvement and, with leadership, peers, or others, implement initiatives improving overall capability and efficiency.
  • Ensure results of root cause analyses are addressed.
  • All other job duties as assigne

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