Software Quality Assurer

Sanlam Group

Software Quality Assurer

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Date: 21-Oct-2020


Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Who are we?

MiWay is a direct financial services company. We are passionate about service excellence, convenience and offering our clients superior value products. Our Vision is to be a world-class direct financial services business that offers a complete array of services under one convenient umbrella – all managed online. Category winners of the Mail & Guardian Top Companies Reputation Awards in 2014, as well as the Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey 2011 and 2012 – were are passionate about our people. We are positive that with the right people on board, we will continue to grow and give our clients the freedom to do things their way – free from worry and most importantly at peace with all the “what-ifs” of the world. Company values that every employee subscribes to are: Energy, Freedom, Accountability and Attitude. The ideal candidate is one who has the courage to be bold and subscribes to MiWay’s core values! Do you have a positive attitude, love a challenge, treat your colleagues with respect and look for solutions, not problems? If yes, then MiWay is the place for you!

What will you do?

The purpose of our development department is to deliver working software, that adds business value, daily.

Agile values and principles are strongly embedded in our culture and they are at the core of how we make decisions and how we approach adding value within the company.
The department is grouped into various teams who handle various sections of the business. The teams are self-organising and given autonomy to decide how best they add value to the projects and the company. We also have a flat-structure in place which means that we are all equally responsible for the role our department plays and how we add value to the business. Even though some individuals are asked to take on more or alternative responsibilities, as the need arises, we do not promote classic titles like “team lead” or “team manager(s)”.
The flat-structure fuelled by autonomy and purpose creates a fast-paced environment where a big part of the culture is being able to problem solve using whatever information and tools are available at the time. Although we support learning and celebrate failures, we prefer individuals who are self-driven and nothing in our department is “someone else’s problem”.
In line with an agile principle we take our level of technical excellence seriously. We place a vast amount of emphasis on coding standards and quality and strictly adhere to them. All our code is reviewed by the whole department to promote knowledge sharing. Our testers are empowered to make the final decisions on whether acceptance criteria are met. Regression and automation testing are critical in being able to deploy multiple times a week. 
Teams are not built around individual superstars. Even though we require team members to have adequate working experience and a healthy attitude towards growing skills and participating in our industry; we would prefer individuals who are more team orientated and who would be comfortable participating in our own cultural and environmental growth activities.
The test analyst will be expected to test any system (front-end or back-end) and get the required testing coverage. Testing is becoming a more technical skill, it will be required for the test analyst to be technical.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications required
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Software Testing
  • Matric
  • Relevant IT degree or diploma will get preference
  • Testing Qualifications will get preference
  • Any web and mobile experience will get preference
Minimum Skills Required
  • Get clear acceptance criteria when a user story is being discussed
  • Apply context driven testing with exploratory testing in an agile environment (Scum and Kanban)
  • Using testing techniques to get testing coverage
  • Front-end, back-end testing, integration testing
  • Must be able to test any system 
  • Always document testing against acceptance criteria of user story
Candidate with the following additional skills/exposure will get preference
  • Automation Testing (Selenium or Similar Tools)
  • Integration Testing (SoapUI or Similar Tools)
  • Experience in agile environment 
  • Advanced technical skills like programming & SQL 
  • Networks & Infrastructure experience 
  • Performance Testing
  • Contributing to open source projects
Responsibilities (but not limited to)
  • Catch defects when the agile team is planning a requirement. 
  • Perform weekly regression testing before deployment to production
  • Perform regression testing when required from other teams
  • Must understand all business areas (front and back-end) not just your teams’ area 
  • Assist in product version testing
  • Continuously growing your technical skills (programming, SQL, API, networks)
  • Pair with other testers, developers and product owners
  • Mobile and Web Testing 
  • Participate in all agile ceremonies and limit work in progress
Knowledge and Skills
IT testing
IT Data Analysis
Reporting and Administration
Business processes
Personal Attributes
Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently
Decision quality – Contributing dependently
Action orientated – Contributing dependently
Optimises work processes – Contributing dependently
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently
Customer focus – Contributing dependently
Drives results – Contributing dependently
Collaborates – Contributing dependently
Being resilient – Contributing dependently
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Deadline to apply is 4 November 2020

Our commitment to transformation

At MiWay we believe in cultivating a positive and dynamic working environment that gives you freedom and opportunity to succeed. MiWay is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This is what drives us to achieve a multicultural workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, reflective of the demographics of our society.

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