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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Group Limited (Absa) has forged a new way of getting things done, driven by bravery and passion, with the readiness to realise the possibilities on our continent and beyond.
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    Test Engineer

    Job Summary

    Create & independently drive automation testing frameworks & plans as well as lead the development & delivery of test scripts for multiple technical products / services (across tribes) e.g. web, mobile, SOA applications, etc. QA includes front – end, back – end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of various enterprise wide solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring that multiple / complex products across an estate are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics.

    Job Description

    QA Engineering
    • Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as the automation testing expert
    • Participate and analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads)
    • Identify opportunities for automation across the business area’s suite of technical products & services (ongoing)
    • Leverage a solid understanding of the technical solution architecture and infrastructure context to create relevant & holistic automation testing frameworks based on the analysis & opportunities identified
    • Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies
    • Be the single point of accountability for testing & testing frameworks, the integrity of their design & their ability to holistically test solutions
    • Provide testing at various levels including: vetting unit tests (for developers), testing user stories, black box testing, scalability and end to end integration testing
    • Align testing frameworks and scripts to User Stories
    • Apply predictive and critical thinking in defining testing parameters (positive & negative)
    • Execute automated test suites and Analyze test results.
    • Develop custom Quality Assurance Metrics and reporting solutions.
    • Leverage solid understanding of CI/CD pipeline to configure test scripts & associated frameworks & integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses.
    • Create, coordinate, and execute manual application test cases and test plans
    • Review functional specs and user stories to design test cases/scripts and test plans.
    • Create and analyze test data.
    • Collaboratively work with developers to implement test hooks for automation.
    • Operate as a self-starter and possess the technical aptitude in troubleshooting both software and environment issues.
    • Set product delivery goals and achieve scheduled deadlines.
    • Work in ambiguous environments and have the technical curiosity to dig deep into the root of complex issues between multiple software and system layers.
    • Research, self-develop & source new automation testing tools & techniques

    • Follow engineering best practices and provide technical mentorship to other team members
    • Build product engineer capability in automation testing technologies & general automation testing awareness
    • Leverage expertise in various coding languages to effectively design & deploy testing requirements for specific products / services
    • Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed
    • Shift team from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

    • Develop others capability in developing and executing automated test scripts using various technologies
    • Mentor & guide interns & junior automation engineers throughout their development journeys
    • Quality assure the automation testing & manual testing deliverables of the broader technical teams
    • Conduct peer / junior QA engineer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader QA community
    • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of QA Engineers for the organization
    • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development & development planning of the broader product engineering team

    Risk & Governance
    • Ensure compliance with the organization Service Engineering, Risk & Governance policies & practices related to development & testing
    • Align all testing frameworks and scripts to Group Architecture and Security guidelines
    • Carry the ‘one stop shop’ accountability for all risk associated with testing design failures following solution deployment
    • Participate in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Incident Management processes and proactively route cause analyse, mitigate & OR; resolve critical incidents
    • Realign testing frameworks, monitoring tool application & scripts off the back of any risk related activity / incidents


    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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