QA Engineer

September 8, 2022

The Job

Swipe iX is looking for an enthusiastic, diligent and experienced Digital Quality Assurance Analyst who can manage a diverse portfolio of digital properties to design and implement testing procedures, debug and define corrective actions as well as assist with manual front-end testing against a given functional specification. 

You will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.) Secondary to this role is to develop relationships with the respective business stakeholders and team members; oversee the general quality of development within the production studio, and to create comprehensive support materials and documentation to aid in project scoping and delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Requirements

  • 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
  • Experience with bug tracking and project management software tools such as Jira, Pivotal Tracker, Bug Herd, etc. 
  • The ability to thoroughly document and track testing procedures 
  • Basic knowledge of scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • BS/MS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject beneficial 

Company Introduction

Founded in early 2014 by industry leaders Leo Redelinghuys and Deon Heunis, Swipe iX has quickly grown to become one of the most dynamic and versatile digital solutions agencies in Africa. With globally recognised clients including WeChat, DStv and Discovery Networks UK, to name a few, our team of senior solutions architects, technical designers and operations specialists have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting technical executions of their careers’.

As of 2020 Swipe iX is owned by South Africa’s leading content marketing agency, New Media, combining decades of award-winning storytelling expertise with solid, scalable tech solutions. Our people are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we strive to create a flexible and balanced environment where New Medians and Swipers can choose brave, stay well and own their growth.

Passion and dedication are what drives the engine of our growth. Our enterprise-grade solutions are purpose-built from the ground up to satisfy every requirement and our platforms scale to support any load. Our agile approach allows us to constantly monitor, analyze, iterate and improve the products we build. Our solutions are powered by deep strategic thinking, global industry insights and operational best practices.

Swipe iX Values

Innovation and energy

You approach your work with passion, pace and enthusiasm and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve results. You are innovative, focussing on solutions and bring a positive spirit to the team.

Open to learning and sharing

You constantly look for opportunities to learn and grow. You use team strengths and experiences and ask when you need advice or help. You share your ideas and knowledge with others. You listen, are receptive and open to feedback (i.e. not defensive). You are flexible to changing business needs.

Invest in future potential

You are self-motivated and eagerly drive your own development. You are willing to invest the time and effort necessary to grow. You are also prepared to give freely of your time and energy to assist in developing others and the business as a whole.

Courage to contribute ideas

You make suggestions and participate actively in your projects and activities. You proactively deal with difficult situations and focus on finding workable solutions that are in the best interests of the project, department and business.

Celebrate and reward excellence in contribution

You enthusiastically celebrate and acknowledge excellence in individuals and teams. You aspire to achieve Swipe's high standards consistently and, in so doing, participate in driving a culture of performance and contribution.

Perks

While we do not offer hard benefits like medical insurance, we have a number of additional benefits that will be made available to you. These include:  

  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • 4 1/2 day work weeks | half-day Fridays
  • A custom development roadmap explicitly created for you and tailored towards your career aspirations and growth
  • Company-sponsored skills development programs such as courses, seminars and conferences
  • A clear purpose with quarterly and yearly KPIs to measure your performance
  • Quarterly company-wide hackathons
  • The option to work remotely
  • State-of-the-art computer equipment
  • Medical aid subsidy to the value of R500
  • Various discounts for services and goods through the Media24 network
  • CSI, Study, paternal leave and more
  • Company social and team-building initiatives
  • Monthly and annual MVP awards and prizes

Given the employment equity policy of Swipe iX, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

If you want to be part of our journey, please apply directly on the Simplify HR site.

Having trouble submitting your application? Send an email to hr@swipeix.com to request assistance.

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