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Senior QA Engineer

Cellulant – Nairobi, Kenya

Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique; providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day. To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic, and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.

Job Summary

  • Oversee and perform manual & Automated testing on all applications from the earliest opportunity and with precision before any application is deployed to production.
  • Communicating all test issues effectively to the QA manager. Managing the daily workload of a Tester and giving direction on projects
  • Participate in the test automation tool selection and adoption process; Develop and execute automated test suites using COTS and custom tools; Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Produce & manage level test plans, estimate effort and resource test plans
  • Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resource accordingly
  • Manage expectations of when testing activities will be complete mitigating risks to key milestones
  • Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure key infrastructure (environments, interfaces & access) is set-up to enable all required testing activities
  • Manage the UAT process by supporting clients to establish key scenarios to test their business processes to
  • maximize benefit of the UAT process ensuring full acceptance and integration of the software solution
  • Assign work to QA Engineers and manage successful completion of work to set deadlines
  • Manage processes and procedures locally within the test team and with external teams across the SDLC
  • to drive and implement improvements to optimize efficiency and first-time pass rate
  •  Measure, develop and optimize quality of team outputs and performance.
  •  Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers
  • Review requirements, specifications, user documentation, help files, and other project documentation to assure the quality of the products and tests to be developed; i.e., perform manual static testing.
  • Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test
  • automation; e.g., data-driven testing.
  • Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various Software Cafeteria products; i.e., perform automated dynamic testing.
  • Execute automated tests and validate the results.
  • Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and other Development test objects.
  • Work with the Development team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification (“smoke”) test.
  • Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used.
  • To facilitate in-house performance testing ensuring that all key infrastructure, data requirements are met as well as establishing the best tools for the j
  • Identify key components of the system that are suitable for automation and implement an approach to deliver benefits through automation
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tool (Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.) Experience with GitLab to implement for the CI/CD pipeline Experience with containerization tools

Results Tracking and Reporting

  • Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritization supporting to resolution.
  • Manage all issues that impact the team’s ability to complete testing activities on schedule
  • Create and maintain manual test repositories and regression test packs with a view of constant optimization to improve test estimates
  • Create, maintain, and manage test-related documentation

Management and Supervisory

  • Provide the QA Manager with accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration, along with confidence levels and foreseeable dependencies.
  • Assist the QA Manager in preparing test plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Take responsibility to ensure all solutions delivered to meet the highest quality standards
  • Provide the QA Manager with performance assessments for assigned junior personnel.
  • Participate in tester interviews, including administering interviews for QA Engineers and Test Automation Engineers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant work experience in development and/or testing roles.
  • Understanding of agile software development Understanding of web service integration (e.g.: REST and SOAP XML).
  • Experience with Cloud Technology (e.g.: AWS, GCP, Azure) Experience with NoSQL such as MongoDB Experience with SQL/ Relational Database (eg: PostgreSQL) provided by Dice QA, automation, CI/CD, DevOps, testing, JavaScript, selenium, Jenkins, TeamCity, Agile software, cloud,
  • NoSQL Familiarity with software packing tools (.exe, .deb, .rpm, Docker…)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good development/scripting skills in common languages like JAVA, Kotlin, Python, Ruby etc.
  • Database skills, mainly in MySQL
  • Good understanding of object-oriented programming, J2EE architecture, .NET, etc.
  • Knowledge of automated testing tools, like LoadRunner, HP ALM 11, Rational Robot, Selenium, Appium etc.
  • Experienced in Manual Testing at levels of Unit & System covering Functional tests
  • Have strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes


  • This role has some aspect of project management. The candidate will need to have strong soft skills to communicate and work well with several cross-functional teams in fulfilling the business requirements.
  • Detail-oriented – simply put, the devil is in the details.
  • Decision-making – succeeding in this role requires both a can-do and risk-taking attitude. With this in mind, it pays to sit back and evaluate the constraints and take a call using good judgment and rigorous planning.

Key Relationships:

  •      Project manager – work planning, status review, risk analysis, feasibility analysis.
  •      Technology Delivery Manager – status review, technical review, planning, design.
  •      Information security team – vulnerability analysis and patching.
  •      Infrastructure team – provisioning and capacity planning.
  •      Other software engineers.
  •      Support engineers – training, support.

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Hiring will be done on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Nairobi, Kenya



Employment Type

Full time permanent

Minimum Experience

Senior level


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