Quality Assurance Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa

Job Type

Permanent

About the Company

ASAP Resources is a specialised recruitment agency with a speciality in headhunting and high-calibre recruitment strategies. We secure resources for a variety of clients in many industries on a global scale with a focus on building lasting relationships with all candidates and clients

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a technical, detail-oriented person with a knack for data troubleshooting. Involving manipulation, modelling and being responsible for the understanding of inter-dependencies between various data sources and business processes involving data flow.

Requirements

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

• Work closely with product team to understand requirements

• Work closely with the implementation team to triage possible bugs

• Replicate issues found on both local and client environments

• Capture issues on Jira

• Client release testing

• Weekly alpha testing

• Ensure that new features/bug fixes meet success criteria

• Work with the product and development teams to spec QA functionality

• Provide feedback to the Development team regarding new functionality and issue logging


Technical Skills / Expertise

• Data analysis, modelling and surfacing

• Data cleaning / Integrity checking

• Experience of creating reports using Excel or equivalent

• SQL, SSIS, database scripting (stored procedures, user defined functions, queries, triggers)

• Iterative testing including debugging and refactoring

• Constructing data queries by combining multiple data sources

• Present information using data visualization techniques (such as QlikView, PowerBI and Tableau)

• Experience of consuming APIs (advantageous)

• Some experience in a programming language (advantageous)

• Any sort of ETL or Data Warehousing knowledge (advantageous)

• Statistical languages (such as R and Matlab) (advantageous)


Preferred Qualifications & Experience

• Tertiary degree in BSc Computer Science, B.IT or Informatics related degrees, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science or an Engineering degree.

• Understanding and working experience in data integration and transformation


The candidate will also need to have the following attributes

• A passion to learn and extend knowledge outside of the work sphere

• Good at problem solving (core to the role)

• The ability to self-manage and self-motivate

• The ability to communicate clearly with clients and the team

• Be a Team player

• Be adaptable

• Be able to efficiently and effectively plan and structure tasks

• Execute assignments against deadlines

• Thrive in an agile environment


Industry Experience

• Information and technology services

• Asset management and financial services (distinct advantage)


Reporting

• The candidate will report to Head of Client Operations