Quality Assurance Engineer

Kano, Kano State Salary Negotiable
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Engineering Jobs
  • Posted By: eHealth Africa on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Employer: eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa (eHA) designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position:

Job Summary

- The Quality Assurance Engineer’s role is to develop and establish quality assurance standards and measures for the software application services within eHA.

- This individual will also gather and analyze data in support of business cases, proposed projects and system requirements.

- This will include writing test plans, scripts for tracking defects, fixes in product development and software application development.

- The QA Specialist will lead a team in an Agile environment and have extensive knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle.

- This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

- Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles.

- Conduct internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, information system performance and corresponding documentation.

- Create and execute test plans and scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications.

- Verify and revise quality assurance standards as needed.

- Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals. Fulfil end-user requirements and identify existing or potential issues.

- Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing or potential trouble areas in IT systems and projects across the organization.

- Collaborate with software/systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load and acceptance testing.

- Make recommendations for improvement of applications to programmers and software developers or engineers.
Communicate test progress, test results and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.

- Test any new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance and technical specifications.

- Analyze formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues and interoperability flaws.

- Assist in the development of change control processes, practices and guidelines for new and existing technologies.

- Assure that output from the software development process includes adequate identification and interpretation of product requirements, such as a) traceability requirements, b) test requirements, c) usability, etc.

- Participate in developing, distributing and coordinating in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems and applications.

- Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.

- Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process.

- Maintain effective communication with the project software engineers on project limitation, capability, performance requirement and hardware interface changes.

- Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practice.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

- The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

- Necessary skills include; organization, effective oral and written communication, strong interpersonal, above average math, problem solving, analytical and being proficient with standard industry productivity tools such as Microsoft
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

- Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.

- Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct, applicable policies & procedures, as well as ethical standards of the field.

Candidate Requirements

- The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field is required with six-years equivalent work experience

- Master’s degree is a plus.

- Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently.

- Creativity and problem-solving skills.

- Three-years direct experience in overseeing the design, development and implementation of quality assurance standards for software testing.

- One-year direct experience as a lead tester for major application integration and/or major application product release.

- Knowledge of SQA methodology and tools

- Experience with GUI automated testing tools (Selenium, FitNesse, Watir, etc.)

- Experience with programming languages like Bash, Java, Python and Ruby, AngularJS, EmberJS

- Experience with unit testing frameworks such as JUnit, Test::Unit, xUnit, etc.

- Experience with performance testing tools like JMeter, Apache Bench, httperf

- Experience working with Java, Java EE, Linux, and related cloud technologies.

- Knowledge of agile development practices, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.

- Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies.

- Direct, hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools and reporting software to include but not limited to Selenium and HP Performance Center.

- Self-starter, highly organized; Works well with all functional levels in the organization; excellent presentation and interpersonal skills; high level of business management and facilitation skill; capability to resolve complex problems with minimum confusion, frustration, and inconveniences for all parties concerned.

- Planning; Aggressiveness; Commitment; Closure; Listening; Response to Change; Task Completion; Decisiveness; Influence; Communications

- Ability to adhere to schedules and project time lines and communication of issues/problems that may impact the ability to meet objectives.

- Willingness to work flexible schedule to support production issues and project rollouts.

- Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and maintaining a cost effective, long-term automation strategy.

- Strong software analysis skills, strong problem-solving skills, ability to troubleshoot under pressure

- Advanced understanding of Quality Management and “best practices” with regard to testing techniques, methodologies, processes, tools, artifacts, and measurement

- Thorough knowledge of software development lifecycles

- Advanced abilities with use of reference materials and other resources to complete tasks

- Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities

- Ability to effectively meet deadlines and prioritize projects in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment

- Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs and flowcharts.

- Proven data analysis, data verification and problem solving abilities.

- Understanding the organization's goals and objectives.

- Ability to prioritize tasks within the project and work with minimal supervision or guidance.

- Excellent written and oral communication written and oral skills.

- Good listening, presentation and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to communicate ideas in both a technical and user friendly language.

- Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.

- Keen attention to detail.

- Experience working in a team oriented, collaborative environment.

- Proven ability to work with diverse and large teams and to foster a positive working environment with local and international stakeholders

- Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.

- Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Language Ability:

- English is the spoken and written language.

- Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.

- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

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