Technical Engineer (Automation) - Talent Pool

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ZA-Durban Metropolitan Area


Works independently taking full responsibility for a certain area. Works on quality engineering projects using available frameworks and tools and establishing plans for projects with on-time and on-budget project goals. Primary role in Quality Engineering in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and system integration, and execution, in line with agreed plans and strategies.


  • Works on multiple phases of a project and/or multiple small projects of moderate scope and sometimes complex assignments.
  • Takes responsibility for a certain area and conditions as well as results evaluation, problem resolution and planning.
  • Selects appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications for project use.
  • Applies data analysis and data modelling techniques to modify or maintain a data structure and its associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions).
  • Creates and executes basic non-functional test scripts following a given set of guidelines and sets up test environments, data and monitors.
  • Designs, codes, tests and documents simple programs or scripts and assist in the implementation of software which forms part of a properly engineered system.
  • Co-ordinates the information gathering and reporting process, conducting research to define problems and preparing responses to anticipated questions.
  • Accurately identifies project risks and reports effectively to relevant stakeholders. Manages issues, risks, actions, dependencies, and defects to the success of the project.
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Can report on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
  • Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
  • Maintains the status of project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members, works across teams to achieve group goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Foundation
  • Additional course or certification in Quality Engineering



  • Demonstrable experience in technical testing
  • Assisting in automation solutions; working closely with the technical lead
  • Able to create, execute and maintain test automation scripts
  • Experience and knowledge in any of the test automation tools such as Selenium, UFT, SoapUI etc.
  • Programming knowledge (ideally Javascript or Python, Java or C#)
  • Intermediate level in script languages (Shell, Perl, etc.)
  • Expertise on SQL database and handling queries.
  • Able to report on testing metrics
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated
  • Excellent time management
  • Good client-facing skills, experience in developing partnerships with the team and client and collaborating with others to exceed client expectations
  • Good problem-solving skills, has experience in proposing different options and solutions for approaching and resolving issues.
  • Good people skills, with experience in supporting and mentoring others
  • Good self-management. Can set and work to quantified goals and standards
  • Agile experience



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