Test Automation Engineer

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Quality & Testing
Banking & Finance
Essential Skills
Software Engineering; Quality
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English essential
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Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation. We are looking for Software Quality Engineers to join our dynamic team in Johannesburg.


We are looking for someone who 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.


  • To provide tactical guidance on the technology roadmap to the SQE and STE team members
  • The guidance should encapsulate the design, best practises and coding standards for the Quality Assurance solutions
  • The Architect would also be considered to be the SME on Quality Assurance tools and Frameworks and the fit for purpose for the relevant artefacts
  • Furthermore he/she would be able to provide the recommendation on the structure of the QA solutions and the various QA code references that should be referenced in the solutions based on technology stack of the solution being Quality Assured



  • Actively participate in the planning, estimation and sizing of products, features, stories to be delivered
  • Delivery of a well-structure and standard designed, quality assurance solutions within the timelines agreed with the delivery team
  • Report and manage the resolution of issues timeously to avoid unplanned expenses which could result in late delivery and stability issues once operational
  • Create and assist with the personal development plan for the Software Test Engineer
  • Contribute to the retrospective reviews to introduce efficiencies which will ensure quicker delivery with high quality to our clients


Stakeholder Management

  • Work closely with Test Leads, Chapter Leads, Developers, Architects, Product Owner and other Stakeholders to meet the expectations of clients
  • Build and foster deep relationship with Peers, Subject Matter Experts, Developers, Product Owner and other Stakeholders though honest communication which align to the Company Values
  • Liaise with Stakeholders across Group Technology to build a network that will align to nWoW
  • Contribute to the systematic breakdown of the business need into manageable feature(s), stories and epics that can be delivered
  • Participate in the backlog grooming
  • Participate in the sprint planning, test estimation and success criteria per story
  • Discuss the low level design and functional requirements with the Chapter Lead, Application/Solution Architect to understand the approach to test automation
  • Collaborate with the Core Technical Team to continuously improve the test harness, automation frameworks and overall platform
  • Promote the automation framework and tool adopted by the Enterprise Quality Assurance team
  • Perform adhoc peer review of the automated test assets being maintained by the Software Test Engineer (STE) to ensure conformance of the process and governance
  • Collaborate with the environment DevOps engineer to investigate and correct bugs and inefficiencies
  • Develop the automation scripts using the automation framework for execution
  • Implement the test automation with the objective that it has adequate coverage within the sprint and can be re-used for regression testing


Process Management

  • Ensure the solution meet the architectural and development standards that are re-usable and scalable
  • Confirm that the automation test suite implemented is appropriately catalogued and aligns with the governance
  • Responsible for testing of the system or component testing under load
  • Responsible for testing of the system or component high-availability and recoverability
  • Log defects using the pre-defined defect management tool and ensure the relevant information is captured accurately that will assist with the root cause analysis
  • Manage the product risk and communicate to the Test Lead the details and any possible mitigation factors
  • Collaborate with the stakeholder to ensure the resolution of a defect and the root cause analysis is performed and recorded
  • Report status of testing to the Quality Assurance squad daily
  • Participate in all retrospective reviews
  • Participate in the showcase to external stakeholders
  • Understand and manage own demand based on expected timelines articulated by the line-management and project expectations
  • Seek ongoing improvements in technical capabilities
  • Mentor the Software Test Engineers within the team to improve their technical capabilities


  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or a Bcomm in Information Systems or an industry aligned Certification in software development
  • Bootcamp training in Agile and DevOps
  • ISEB/ISTQB Advance certification
  • Web, API and Mobile Automation


  • RestAssured - API framework
  • APIs / Web Services
  • Java - candidates must very proficient
  • BDD
  • Selenium for the 10% of UI automation
  • Branching strategies - Git=


  • Minimum of 2 years' development experience
  • Minimum 3 years' test automation experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Agile delivery and exposure to Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development in a continuous delivery model
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in NFT
  • Ability to understand and interrupt logical solution architecture
  • Proficient in object-orientated Programming (OOP)
  • Proficient in development languages; C#, Java
  • Proficient in Mobile Application development and mobile and testing
  • Proficient in the use of Soap and RESTFUL services
  • Proficient in the use of testing tools and frameworks (Selenium, Appium, Soap UI, Jira)
  • Experience in service virtualisation
  • Exposure to data virtualisation and use of hyper-converged infrastructure
  • Experience in performance and load testing

What do I need before I apply


  • Knowledge of Jenkins CI/CD (DevOps)
  • SOAP
  • Swagger


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