Job Summary

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets client needs, while being cost-effective.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Reporting to: CTO

Hours: 8:30 - 17:30, Monday- Friday and beyond when required

Location: Nairobi, with occasional local travel required


Company Introduction

We empower micro and small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow and succeed. This not only means access to credit, but also the skills to use it correctly. It’s why our first product blends loans with financial education.


Purpose of the position

We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality. QA engineer responsibilities include designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions. You will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.)

The QA technician role plays an important part in our company’s product development process. 

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets client needs, while being cost-effective.


Responsibilities & duties

  • Plan, create and manage the overall Quality Planning strategy
  • Collaborate with the Product Development team to ensure consistent project execution; develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback; liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements when needed
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases; estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Complete manual and / or automated testing activities following test plan
  • Monitor debugging process results; identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement quality assurance related solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


Work experience & skills

  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Experience using Jira to manage software testing activities and defect planning a plus
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject


Personal qualities & behavioral traits

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, employing effective time management and organizational skills
  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Passion for learning new data analysis methods and tools
  • Excellent critical thinking skills


Academic & trade qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 5+ years of experience with a variety of different testing techniques such as UI Testing, Automated Testing, Test Driven Development Strategies and other
  • 3+ years of experience with web security technology
  • 5+ years of experience with software QA tools and processes


4G Capital does not charge any recruitment fees.

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