Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Description:
• Fulfilling the quality standard expectations in delivering any features or products
• Prevention of any breach of quality standards
• Detection of any deficiencies in features or products delivered by the organization in a timely manner
• To effectively lead and manage the Quality Assurance team
• Develop and drive continuous improvements for quality assurance function processes and procedures that include; risk analysis, test planning, monitoring and control, issue management and reporting.
• Collaborate with the CTO to define testing standards and strategies for the team in influencing our technology platform for the better by having a solid business understanding.
• Coordinate and manage technical releases to production with the product engineering team by being a great team player and contributor to the larger team while adhering to company values.
• Manage quality assurance engineers in the team in work performance and deliverables.
• Develop the careers of QA team members to be able to work independently by coaching, 1:1 learning and performance appraisal.
• Collaborate with the larger team for department wide initiatives on people, organization or processes improvement.
• To achieve strong technical excellence in the work done for the Quality Assurance function
• Manage the organization’s quality assurance processes, procedures, efficiency and documentation by having the knowledge of QA testing stages; functional, integration, performance and load.
• Mature knowledge of internet networking concepts and principles, able to test REST APIs using Postman or similar tools.
• Work closely with the product and tech team to learn more about business and technical knowledge.
• Manage, investigate and prioritize bug reports to coordinate bug fixes with the development teams.
• Able to communicate with software engineers and straddle the challenges of delivery time and quality.
• Prepare and organize high quality testing and test management by:
• Thorough regression testing,
• Estimating, prioritizing, planning, and coordinating testing activities,
• Understanding feature requirements and user story,
• Automated testing by using coded/codeless automated testing tools,
• Testing in different environments including web and mobile,
• Perform automated testing by using coded/codeless automated testing tools, to ensure all critical processes are covered and tested.

Requirements:
• At least 4 years of QA experience in manual and automated software testing
• Experienced with Postman or any equivalent back-end testing tool
• Experience in integrating automation test framework as part of CI process
• Willingness to work in an agile working environment
• Strong communication skills – Presenting insights and recommendations to the team

Note: Interested candidates can send CVs to: valerie.atkinson@vawso.com

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