Automation Specialist (CPT and GT)

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Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Corporate Cluster comprises of the two existing businesses - Sanlam Employee Benefits (SEB) and Sanlam Health Management (SHM) and the soon to be established Sanlam Corporate Solutions. These businesses enhance our corporate business offering through providing integrated solutions for corporate clients both in South Africa and across the African continent by providing tailored solutions to targeted corporates.

Overall Role Purpose

The Automation Tester or Engineer will design automation tests. Duties will include and are not limited to designing automation scripts and finding solutions for automation problems.  the successful candidate should also be committed to developing skills in order to provide up-to-date solutions and be innovative and forward-thinking.  It is key to function on an executive level in terms of decision making.

What will you do?

•    Write, design, and execute automated tests by creating scripts that run testing functions automatically for Backend, Frontend and API automation
•    Maximize test coverage for the most critical features of the system
•    Determine the priority for test scenarios and create execution plans to implement these scenarios
•    Write documentation for automated processes including test plans, test procedures, and test cases
•    Build/Maintain test automation frameworks which are fit for purpose and applicable to project scope
•    Log and document bugs in the tracking system
•    Set up Continuous Integration.
•    Researching issues in software through testing
•    Collaborating with QA Analysts and Software Developers to develop solutions
•    Keeping updated with the latest industry developments
•    Perform test scheduling and execution (manually/automated)
•    Identify and create test data
•    Perform test case preparations and design, assist with the scripting of automated test cases, conditions and checkpoints 
•    Develop test scenarios to test each software component and demonstrate the business condition under test and the expected results
•    Perform test reporting based upon coverage and clearance statistics
•    Perform test documentation compilation
•    Identify and analyse defects, log defects and track defect resolution within release time frames
•    Risk identification and reporting
•    Perform scope and test effort estimations
•    Analyse risks, develop contingencies, and plan testing accordingly

What will make you successful in this role?

•    Testing Knowledge &Tools
    o    Knowledge of automated testing frameworks and implementations for backend and frontend testing
    o    Experience with integrating with the Selenium library or equivalent frameworks
    o    A firm understanding of and flair for exploring and utilizing the latest CI/CD, DevOps and Automation Testing technologies and best practices
    o    Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
    o    Strong knowledge of SQL and scripting
    o    Mapping and Comparison tools
    o    Experience with non-gui test frameworks and SoapUI / Postman

•    Testing Processes
    o    Working knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    o    Working knowledge of Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC)

•    System Knowledge
    o    Working knowledge of software engineering best practices and frameworks
    o    Workflows
    o    Rules Engines
    o    Databases

Qualifications and Experience

•    B.Sc Degree in Computer Science, Software Development, or a related field
•    ISTQB/ISEB qualification will be an advantage
•    Previous experience as a Test Automation Engineer
•    Strong experience and proficiency in programming languages such as C# and JAVA
•    2+ years Automation Testing experience

Knowledge and Skills

Regression testing and scripts
System testing, analysis and reviews
Business Requirements
Logs and tracks and resolves defects

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
Decision quality - Contributing independently
Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.