Quality Assurance Engineer at OKAKI

On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: Flexible

Candidates will be required to submit a coding test

Position Overview: OKAKI is a social enterprise that offers comprehensive professional information services to government agencies, regulatory bodies, and private organizations globally.  Employees are given an opportunity to work on projects with high public impact in an environment that is exciting, innovative, and flexible.  

OKAKI is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join its growing software development team in Kenya, which brings new technologies to market in complicated, fast pace business environments.   

The successful candidate will assist in the testing of various software products. 

In addition, they will participate in technology development activities for OKAKI’s custom software products.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement test plans, test cases and test scripts (both manual and automated) to ensure software products meet the organization’s standards and end user requirements
  • Lead the QA effort on projects as required
  • Assist with the development of QA Processes for new technologies
  • Ensure evolving industry best practices are incorporated into test planning and implementation
  • Ensure the appropriate use of test automation and testing tools
  • Various other duties as required
Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a software development environment including:
  1. 2+ years experience in software quality assurance
  2. 1+ year exposure to test automation
  • Proven ability to apply core QA/QC concepts to testing problems within areas they may or may not have had exposure or experience with
  • Hands-on, in depth knowledge of software quality assurance/testing methodologies, practices and related standards
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with end users
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to leverage test automation for non-GUI based verifications and system manipulation
  • Familiarity with open source test tools and utilities
  • Experience with Oracle and MSSQL Server database environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Agile an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to specify and develop custom automated and non-automated test harnesses
  • Experience with Web Service Testing an asset
  • Experience with load and performance test tools and methodologies an asset
  • Knowledge of the health care or medical  industry  is an asset
How to Apply

Email your CV to [email protected], the CV should be in the format below:

  1. Personal information
  2. Short summary about your experience
  3. Numbered list of core competence (List ONLY areas that you have enough experience with, these will be checked against the projects you have done- see below)
  4. Employment history, the projects you undertook in the respective work places, a list of technologies you used in these projects, website links if available.
  5. Technical Proficiencies
  6. Education
  7. Salary Expectation (MUST)

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