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Lead QA Automation Developer

We have an exciting & challenging newly created role for a suitably qualified and experienced person who will be responsible for managing the automation testing delivery, mentorship of automation test team members, and driving the automated functional and non-functional testing function.  The Lead QA Automation Developer will work with the TCoE Manager and Test Architect in achieving the department’s strategic objectives.

Job requirements: 

Key Performance Areas

Developing and maintaining automation frameworks / strategy

  • Analyze all aspects of current testing landscape and assist TcoE Manager and Test Architect with determining strategy for implementation of new automation framework/s.
  • Assist Test Architect with the implementation of automation strategy.
  • Assist with defining a strategy for design and development of an efficient automation framework in an agile development model used for bespoke software development.
  • Work with Test Architect to develop strategy for non-functional testing (load and performance) across Capfin’s application suite.
  • Implement automated testing reporting framework using TFS / custom tools.

Test Analysis and Design

  • Identifying necessary test data to support the test conditions and test cases
  • Work with Test Architect in designing the test environment set-up and identifying any required infrastructure and tools.
  • Be able to derive non-functional testing requirements from the applicable test basis.

Test Implementation and Execution

  • Work with Test Architect to conceptualize, design and integrate automated solutions to optimize the performance of new and existing automation frameworks in a fast-paced development environment.
  • Work with the development team to create and maintain tests supporting a continuous integration development environment.
  • Assist Test Architect with the continuous improvement of the automation framework/s and create required documents for better usability of it.
  • Ability to drive an automation test team to successfully get things done; goal setting, performance appraisal, project task management for direct reports.

Evaluating Exit Criteria

  • Assess the test execution against the defined objectives for each level of testing to determine if enough testing has been done.
  • Check if defects raised have been resolved, confirmation tested, or are outstanding.
  • Preparation of automated test coverage and clearance reports. (functional and non-functional)

Test Closure

  • Work with the Test Architect in analysing lessons learned to determine changes needed for future releases and projects from and automation strategy perspective.
  • Update team Kanban board in TFS after each sprint.
  • Maintenance of the automated regression test suite post signoff.
  • Assisting with post deployment (to production) sanity testing.


  • 3-year tertiary qualification in a relevant financial/IT related field of study.
  • ISTQB Foundation Certification in Software Testing.
  • ISTQB Advanced Certified (advantageous).
  • HP/Microsoft/ Java certification advantageous.
  • Agile certification (advantageous).


  • More than 8 years’ experience in Software Testing (automation) or Software Development role.
  • Min 2 years in an automation lead role in a formal software testing environment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Proven track record of automating functionality contained in complex user interfaces (Microsoft technologies)
  • At least 3 years .NET development experience (VB.NET, C# or CodedUI.)
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with Python and SQL.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with webservices (SOAP / WSDL).
  • Experience with integrating automated test cases into test management tools (example HP QC / Microsoft TM , VSTS etc)
  • Detailed knowledge of test types (System Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Load and Performance Testing).
  • At least 1 years’ experience working with cloud technologies (AWS / Azure ).
  • Experience with client/server type application landscape. (SQL Server, .Net, C#)
  • Experience in building and maintaining keyword, data driven or hybrid testing frameworks ( CodedUI / QTP / Selenium / Ranorex / TestComplete, Java, Python)

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Northern Suburbs (Cape)




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Information Technology