Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Software Test Engineer - Umeme Limited

Job title: Software Test Engineer
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 2 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: June 5, 2013 - 5pm
                                                          Umeme Limited
Umeme Limited is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.
As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees, in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions described below.
Reports to: Software Services Manager
Responsible for: Responsible for software testing and quality control for all software changes/enhancements
Job Purpose:
Ensure the quality of implemented systems and changes to systems.
Key Responsibilities
• Develop, implement and manage the processes for testing system changes
• Be responsible for all Testing and QA environments
• Develop test strategies across all areas of system, functional, integration and performance testing
• Plan, coordinate and lead testing activities
• Develop User Acceptance Test plans
• Develop Systems Integration Test plans
• Lead the development of Performance Test plans
• Develop and implement regression test strategies relevant to system changes
• Work closely with the Change Manager Coordinator to implement comprehensive testing for all changes due to release to production environments
• Work closely with technical teams
• Liaise with relevant stakeholders – business users, business analyst, development team - to understand requirements and ensure tests are aligned
• Liaise with business and technical stakeholders to develop test data
• Support business users/subject matter experts in the development of relevant test cases according to test plans
• Introduce best practice test procedures
• Perform any other duties as required

               Required Qualifications:
• Degree in IT, Computer Science or equivalent
• Two years + experience of working in a software testing environment
• Proven experience in developing and documenting test strategies and plans
• Proven experience in developing test cases and test data
• Proven experience in working with business and technical users to determine test requirements
• Familiarity with testing tools and techniques
Personal Attributes/Competencies:
• Inquisitive and questioning approach
• Honesty and Integrity
• Attention to detail
• Good communication skills
• Persistence, and the ability to follow through and bring tasks to completion
• High level of technical competency
• Ability to work with others
       Contact/How to apply: 
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Copies of certificates are not required at this stage. Please mark your application: “Umeme – position name” where you replace ‘position name’ with the position you are applying for. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala

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