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  • Senior QA Automation Engineer - QA Chapter - API Cape Town
  • Yassir in Cape Town, , South Africa
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

About your role as Automation QA Chapter - API Engineer

Develop and Maintain API Test Automation Frameworks:

Design, develop, and maintain automated test frameworks for API testing, focusing primarily on RESTful APIs.

Ensure scalability, reliability, and efficiency of the test automation suite.

Create and execute test cases to verify the functionality, performance, and reliability of APIs.

Identify and report defects and work closely with developers to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Implement automated tests using Python and other relevant tools, with a focus on achieving comprehensive test coverage and improving test efficiency.

Leverage Robot Framework for test automation where applicable.

Follow established software testing principles and agile methodologies to ensure high-quality deliverables.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate testing into the development lifecycle and promote a culture of quality.

Utilize version control systems... like Git to manage test assets and collaborate with team members effectively.

Implement and maintain automated build and deployment pipelines using continuous integration tools such as GitHub Actions or Bitrise.

Document test plans, test cases, and test results thoroughly to facilitate knowledge sharing and maintain audit trails.

Generate and communicate test reports to stakeholders, highlighting key findings and recommendations for improvement.

Continuous Improvement: Proactively identify opportunities to enhance test automation processes, tools, and methodologies. Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in API testing and contribute to the ongoing improvement of testing practices within the organization.

Work closely with developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to understand requirements,

clarify ambiguities and ensure alignment on testing priorities and objectives. Communicate effectively with team members to coordinate testing activities and resolve issues efficiently.

Take ownership of assigned tasks and deliverables, demonstrating initiative and accountability in a fast-paced environment. Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team, contributing to collective goals and fostering a positive work culture.

Responsibilities
• Review requirements, specifications, and technical documents to provide feedback; analyze test results to ensure software meets quality standards
• Create, execute, and manage test cases (both manual and automated), including detailed plans for comprehensive coverage
• Document testing phases, report bugs, and track defects efficiently. Perform thorough regression testing to verify bug fixes
• Work with cross-functional teams throughout the software development lifecycle to maintain quality and troubleshoot issues
• Conduct post-release/post-implementation testing to ensure product stability and quality in real-world usage
• Design and develop automation scripts using open source tools. Stay updated with new testing tools and strategies to enhance efficiency
• Estimate, prioritize, and coordinate testing activities to align with project timelines and objectives
• Liaise with internal teams to understand system requirements and monitor the debugging process to ensure effective resolution of issues

Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
• Proven experience in API automation testing with a focus on RESTful APIs
• Proficiency in Python for test automation
• Experience with Robot Framework is a strong plus
• Strong understanding of software testing principles and agile methodologies
• Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git) and continuous integration tools (e.g., GitHub actions, Bitrise)
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Strong communication and teamwork skills
• Self-motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team
• Relevant certifications (e.g., ISTQB, API testing certifications) is a plus
Cape Town South Africa

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