South Africa

Head of Quality Assurance: Software Systems

Company Herotel
Reference # HQA_SS_001
Published 25/03/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position. The position will be based in the Western Cape but will need to travel to Stellenbosch and other areas as and when required. The individual will report to the Head of Business Systems.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: The Head of Quality Assurance: Software Systems will be responsible for all aspects of quality around the SDLC, as well as deployment, adoption, user experience, security, documentation, and training.
Job Functions Information Technology,Software Development,Software Testing,Systems Analyst
Industries ICT - Information & Communications Technology,IT - Information Technology,Telecommunications
Key Responsibility Areas:
•Creating and maintaining test plans from functional specifications
•Determining correct and complete test strategies
•Developing and executing automated test scripts
•Identify and analyse defects. Log defects and track defect resolution
•Performing root cause analysis of faults
•Maintaining the quality assurance environment
•Building and maintaining containerised staging environments
•Providing estimates and feedback to the business
•Taking ownership of the software quality function throughout the SDLC and production.
•Defining QA policies, procedures, standards, and best practice
•Thought leadership and research, development, and implementation of quality assurance best practices, standards, and methodologies.
•Maintaining and grow your technical knowledge of OSS/BSS systems
The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills: -
•Operate logically and systematically
•Exhibit precision and a high level of organisation in your actions
•Be very detail-oriented
•Apply creativity and curiosity to approach software quality from multiple angles
•Exhibit effective communication skills, importantly
•The ability to ask the right questions
•The ability to listen to answers when given
•The ability to explain issues thoroughly to technical and non-technical audiences
•The ability to interact calmly during times of stress
•Good interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team
•Have the confidence and skill to confront in a constructive way
•Have a high tolerance for monotony
•Exhibit a want-to-learn attitude
•Problem solver
•Strong knowledge of test methodologies
•Flexible with the ability to and work under pressure
•At least 10+ Years’ experience in software quality assurance covering all areas of testing
•At least 5+ Years’ experience of testing REST API’s

•A university degree in Computer Science or relevant tertiary qualification is a preference.
•Preference will be given to candidates with an ISTQB certification on an advanced level.
Job Closing Date 08/04/2021
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