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Software Development Engineer In Test Job, IT Jobs Kenya 2021, 

  We are pleased to announce the following Opportunity in the  Digital  Department  within the  Technology Division .   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below. Brief Description

Reporting to the  QE SDET lead , the position holder will execute Software testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the desired user specifications; ensuring all bugs are identified and resolved before product launch leading to zero revenue losses and customer impact.

He / she is responsible for executing the test strategy; plan, monitor and control the testing activities, with an emphasis on validating solution / product readiness for production.


  • Accountable for end to end testing, end to end reporting & analysis on test progress and defect management.
  • Creatively try to break applications, via hands-on and scripted testing, before release to market
  • Champion and lead agile squads in adopting test driven development approaches
  • Contribute to devops practices including but not limited to plugging in test automation suites in existing/new DevOps CI/CD pipelines, providing test tooling and expertise on static code analysis.
  • Drive transformations in testing through test automation to achieve higher levels of efficiency and reduce software testing time by more 50%
  • Accountable for validation of quality of releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production
  • Implement software testing automation framework
  • Test automation for Mobile/APIs/Web apps/Desktop apps
  • Responsible for end to end management of test teams and ensuring the testers execute planned tests within the testing schedule.
  • Create detailed test plans for features/releases with clear entry/exit criteria, testing strategy and testing scope
  • Conduct Performance tests on products to ensure they meet the minimum performance exit criteria as defined in the test plan.
  • Ensure at least 80% test automation of regression testing suites


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in IT related Field
  • 3 years + experience in software development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
  • Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle (STLC)
  • Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Java, Python, JavaScript etc
  • Experience of Test-driven Development approaches such as ATDD and BDD
  • Experience in use of test management tools (Micro-Focus ALM/Octane is desirable)
  • Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
  • Experience in test design techniques (black box and white box)
  • Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
  • Solid understanding of enterprise APIs, Mobile and Web application architectures
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of continuous integration and delivery systems (CI/CD) such as Jenkins/gitlabci/drone/CycleCI
  • Experience with at least one test automation tool such as Selenium, Appium, Robot Framework, Pytest, TestNG
  • Experience in containerization & container orchestration technologies technologies
  • Performance testing using JMETER/HP LoadRunner/ is a huge plus
  • ISTQB Certification is a plus

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