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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2020
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    VASTech is recognized internationally as a leading-edge innovator and preferred independent global supplier of telecommunications solutions to national governments and the law enforcement community. Our solutions are currently implemented around the world. Our engineering capabilities are internationally recognised. We offer sophisticated hardware and sof...
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    Software Test Engineer

    Job Overview

    • Apply personal freedom with responsibility and care to discover, investigate and test feature rich user interface applications for data organisation, data exploration, data analysis, data visualization, GIS and workflow features.
    • Become a core contributor to our product quality by advancing our test strategy, validating product features and translating user stories into representative test cases.
    • Collaborate within our team and with other teams by sharing your experience, questions and concerns and foster a culture of quality for the release of a world-class software product.
    • Contribute to the delivery of the product as a whole by understanding and addressing the requirements of the upstream marketing and sales teams, the development teams, and the downstream integration, deployment and operations teams.

    Work Environment

    • Work in an agile team that has high customer focus and a culture of innovation to deliver leadingedge telecommunication solutions.
    • We obsess over requirements, analysis, design and user experience to deliver the right product that promotes user adoption and delights customers.
    • We are passionate about building robust, reliable, high-throughput systems used by hundreds of expert operators, analysts and administrators.


    • Rely on product knowledge and use black-box as well as white-box test derivation techniques to analyse and define test cases.
    • Explore product features and feature interactions to discover inadequacies and to expose high risk areas likely to escape automated test processes.
    • Liaise closely with core development teams and participate in the development of our automated tests and our CI/CD pipeline.
    • Manage a test record to report on software quality, to re-test improvements and bug fixes, and as input to regression and automated test development.
    • Contribute to the quality of the product by collaborating with the documentation team to develop user documentation and learning support material.
    • Participate in the team's adoption of scrum and a DevOps philosophy. Increase the visibility of product quality through improved test analytics and reporting, improve the flow of work from development through to production, and establish quick feedback cycles to upstream development teams and from downstream operations teams.

    Required Experience / skills

    • Appropriate tertiary qualification (at least a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7)
    • Test certification or postgraduate qualification in software testing preferred
    • At least 3 years work experience in a software development or engineering environment
    • Software development experience preferred
    • Troubleshoot bugs by analyzing logs
    • Bug reporting with screenshots and videos
    • Experience in telecommunication protocols beneficial
    • Experience in software management processes beneficial

    Tech Stack:

    • JIRA / Zephyr
    • Bitbucket
    • Confluence
    • Bamboo / Jenkins
    • Nightwatch / Java Meter / Blaze Meter
    • Javascript and Typescript
    • vue.js
    • HTML and CSS
    • Java
    • gRPC
    • SQL
    • Maven
    • Git
    • Linux / Windows OS

    Personal Attributes

    • Team player with excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Detail oriented approach that seeks to gain a deep understanding of the domain
    • Innovative and eager to find and explore opportunities to improve total product quality
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Passionate about learning new skills and research to gain knowledge

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to VASTech on to apply

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