Software Quality Assurance Engineers at Cellulant

On Friday, April 11th, 2014
Who are we? Cellulant* is a mobile commerce company. It operates Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aims to connect 100 million customers to its mobile commerce ecosystem.

Cellulant* was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.

We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including e.g. the top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, and more services, and more value to their end consumers.

We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.
To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. 
We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer 
2 Posts

The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans, developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

Product Testing
  • Analyze, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
  • Recording of time spent on tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency
Key Performance Indicators;
  • Ensure that the respective test documents (test plans, test cases, test results and test release notes) are created and published
  • Ensure that number of issues released to production are minimized
  • Ensure set processes, policies and procedures are followed
  • Accurately report activities performed and milestone reached
  • Ensure activities and tasks are delivered within allocated time with little or no issues or defects
Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Working experience of APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter [email protected] indicating the job title applied for by 20th April 2014. 
Only  shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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