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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Tester (UAT)

    Purpose of the Position:

    The UAT team supports the release and change process by validating all developed solutions for a release against the business requirements.  They need to ensure that there is stability in the VOD Automation platform with each release delivered. 


    Key Performance Objectives


    Operational Deliverables

    • Run Regression Test Pack in delivered release, to ensure stability and that no functionality is lost in the VOD Automation System.
    • Testers are responsible, along with the development team, for developing, updating, and expanding our automated test suites.
    • Complete functional testing for each release to ensure developed solution matches the set requirements, based on technical documentation and business requirements received.
    • Functional testing often requires interaction with other departments (Connected Video, E2E etc.) to ensure delivery is correct in the VOD Automation system.
    • Progress reports of functional testing needs to be distributed/presented for sign-off before the tested functionality is promoted to the production environment
    • Interaction with Business Analysts, Developers and VOD Architects is required to communicate any failures or deviations in the delivered solution
    • Assist with ad-hoc investigations and testing on new emergency requirements and system fixes to assess impact on the VOD Automation environment
    • Provide an excellent one-stop service and be part of an elite team

    Interface with all VOD processing environments throughout MultiChoice and Connected Video departments

    • Leading edge technology
    • Dynamic ever changing environment
    • Complex products and standards
    • Competitive environment
    • Catering to consumer expectations
    • Innovation
    • Integration between various external parties
    • Interface to technology partners
    • Deadline driven

    Quality Improvement

    • Ensure quality and continuity of broadcast service by gaining and maintaining a high level of familiarity with the broadcast systems and troubleshooting, navigating, and servicing the system as required.


    • Relevant tertiary degree/diploma.
    • Minimum 3-5 years in End to End testing experience
    • Recognized software testing qualifications such as ITSQB, SASTQB etc


    • Minimum 3-5 years in End to End testing experience

    Technical Competencies

    • The VOD UAT testers take responsibility for the testing performed and need to ensure that all aspects of the VOD Automation systems are sufficiently tested prior to a rollout to production.
    • Some system areas that the UAT team need to understand and master are:
    • Synergy Scheduling System
    • Assets Transcoding processes
    • Asset encryption processes
    • Assets delivery processes
    • VOD CMS Systems (Cybertron and Media Manager 8)
    • Automated UAT test services and continuous improvement thereof.
    • End-to-end VOD processing knowledge - Solid understanding of the end-to-end value chain for the VOD Automation process and the delivery platforms to be supported.
    • Delivery platforms include:
    • Set-Top-Box VOD platforms
    • OTT VOD platforms
    • Work in partnership with the Business Analysts, Project Managers, Test Analysts and other IT and Business personnel to maximize project delivery success.
    • Communication Skills – Communicate testing results to the relevant audiences and be able to proactively raise questions and seek resolution of outstanding clarifications required for testing.
    • Process analysis experience
    • Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with Testing, Business Analysts and VOD architecture teams.
    • Identify any potential quality issues per defined process and escalate immediately to stakeholder if not resolved within timeous manner.
    • Experience developing Business Cases and justifying the value add of a feature/function or solution to a problem.
    • Create, document and maintain test scripts, test plans, test cases and test procedures around new and existing business requirements and technical specifications in an orderly and easily accessible manner.
    • Provide Management with metrics, analysis, and other relevant reports regarding the quality of testing.

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Strong self-motivation and a demonstrated self-starter
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to proactively communicate to a diverse range of individuals with a variety of different personality types.
    • Desire to work on cutting edge technologies in the broadcasting/media space
    • Willingness to develop self continuously
    • Positive attitude with the mindset of continuously improving
    • Professional maturity & integrity
    • Quantitative skills and an analytical mind.
    • Quick learner who is comfortable with constant change.
    • Open to receiving and giving honest objective critiques
    • Excellent elicitation and listening skills.
    • Ability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MultiChoice on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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