QA Engineer
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 13 April 2018

Job Details

Job Description

Job Description is looking for a QA Automation Lead Engineer, to join the Web and Apps teams, situated at the Media24 building on the foreshore, Cape Town. You will be working in an agile environment, alongside a young, dynamic, multi-skilled team of Web, iOS and Android Developers, UX Specialists, and Product Owners, in order to deliver sound technical solutions, with a focus on quality assurance, across a suite of apps and web sites. You will be able to mentor the other QA Engineers on Automation and set the standards for writing automation tests using the best tools that you recommend.

Minimum Requirements
- Essential: At least 6+ years’ QA experience, including automation experience
- Essential: ISTQB Foundation certification
- Essential: ISTQB Advanced certification
- Bonus: Achievements
- Bonus: Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst

Skills & Competencies
- Highly skilled in test automation, using automation tools such as Selenium, Appium, Robot Framework
  (using Python)
- Experience in some of the following: jMeter, PostMan, XMind (mind mapping), TestRail, Firebase TestLab,
  Bitrise, Jira and any web debugging proxy tools
- Experience using Android Studio, Xcode and Visual Studio
- Excellent knowledge of testing Web and Mobile-web sites
- Excellent knowledge of testing native iOS and Android apps
- Knowledge of MS SQL server
- Ability to test back-end admin systems and services
- Ability to extract requirements into test scenarios
- Strong ability to work on own initiative
- Excellent attention to detail
- Must be willing and able to learn new technologies quickly through self-learning
- An excellent communicator, both verbally and written
- Bonus: The ability to read Afrikaans
- Bonus: Experience in .NET programming language

Duties & Responsibilities
- Leading mid and junior QA resources and coaching them into QA automation
- Design and maintain test automation frameworks (native mobile and Web)
- Estimate test effort that includes the creation, review and execution of test-related activities
- Work with agile team and Product Owners to write effective test cases
- Regular test case reviews
- Log detailed bugs that surfaces during testing
- Effective usage of test design and techniques
- Conduct root cause analysis
- Send out test results to relevant stakeholders
- Creating and executing T-SQL scripts
- Working closely with developers to implement TDD

We offer
- A market-related salary (with various options to structuring your salary package)
- Flexible working hours (core hours are from 09:30 – 15:00)
- Free secure undercover parking
- A coffee barista, regular Friday socials, quarterly team building - generally a great working environment!
- Discounted rates on DSTV subscriptions for you and three family members or friends

About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division,, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Application Closing Date: 31 July 2018