Senior Automation Test Engineer At Save the Children

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ROLE PURPOSE

The role will be instrumental in driving the increased availability, scope and capability of the automation tools and capabilities and thereby increasing the depth and efficiency of the testing function whilst reducing overhead. The jobholder will work within an agile environment to continuously test and deliver working software to customers within SCA (SCI and members).

The role will be responsible for implementation SCI’s strategic vision of moving testing and QA towards automation within a DevOps environment. This will involve exploring, assessing, and procuring the best-fit automation tools that support continuous integration/development and you will promote continuous quality and testability of code throughout the software development lifecycle with a focus on API and Data Warehouse testing in an integrated environment of multiple applications.

The role will also hold the technical expertise for the automation tools, their configuration and operation and training rest of the test/development team.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Understanding and experience of using a variety of test automation tools within a DevOps environment
  • Expertise in setting up automation testing framework and tools from scratch in an integrated environment of multiple applications
  • Develop robust automated regression packs for SCI applications and ensure they are regularly updated to reflect latest releases
  • Expertise in setting up API automation testing and tools from scratch in an integrated environment of multiple applications
  • Analysis of testing results to provide approval of release quality enabling the release to Live operation
  • Responsible for reviewing the automation test results, flag any issues, perform root cause analysis and recommend improvements
  • Understanding and experience of using a variety of test automation tools within a DevOps environment
  • Expertise in setting up automation testing framework and tools from scratch in an integrated environment of multiple applications
  • Develop robust automated regression packs for SCI applications and ensure they are regularly updated to reflect latest releases
  • Expertise in setting up API automation testing and tools from scratch in an integrated environment of multiple applications
  • Analysis of testing results to provide approval of release quality enabling the release to Live operation
  • Responsible for reviewing the automation test results, flag any issues, perform root cause analysis and recommend improvement

Contract Duration: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: 2

Work Location: Nairobi

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Automation Test Framework and Tools
  • Understanding of DevOps model and Agile
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Automation Testing and working with different test tools.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience of working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as Robotic Process Automation, Github etc.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in Micro services and API automation working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as PostMan, Rest Assured etc
  • Strong previous experience as a Automation Test Engineer writing and executing test plans in manual and automated test environments
  • Ability to generate API documentation directly from the API testing tool
  • Implementing test approaches for integration testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Release within an Agile environment
  • Experience in working with test automation tools and frameworks for functional and non-functional testing – such as REST Assured, Jmeter, Selenium, Team City, Load Runner etc.
  • Experience of working with performance NFRs (non-functional requirements) and carry out load and concurrency testing at application and integration level.
  • Proficient in use of SQL scripting and other data technologies
  • Ability to write and maintain automated regression packs for live applications
  • Demonstrate high level of technical awareness and understanding of software architecture
  • Experience of testing front (e.g. websites) and back end systems (e.g. database checking)
  • Experience of managing issue tracking databases and prioritising issues for future release
  • Adept in using JIRA and/or other tools for test and defect management
  • Have a flair for learning systems working in an integrated environment
  • A demonstrable an eye for detail, problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English – must be able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level
  • The ability to work independently and well under pressure
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Desirable

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Level Certification qualification or similar
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation) and Azure would all be of benefit
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience with testing applications hosted in cloud, particularly Microsoft Azure
  • The ability to speak/write in languages other than English

THE ORGANIZATION

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.

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