Global Technology Division Team
Cape Town, South Africa

QA Automation Engineer

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QA Automation Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa

Global Technology Division Team - Full-time

About Us:

Dimagi is a social enterprise and Benefit Corporation that builds software solutions and provides technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dimagi partners alongside governments, leading NGOs, and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the World Bank to tackle complex health and social inequities. Our open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. To date, Dimagi’s team of project managers, engineers, and health experts have supported over 2,000 projects in 80 countries. 

About the Position:

Dimagi’s QA team is seeking a QA Automation Engineer with a passion for digital health products to expand our automated test coverage, assist in developing a testing framework, and backstop our manual testing efforts. The QA Automation Engineer will work closely with developers and our wider technology team to create automated testing strategies and ensure quality product development. They will bring experience with creating test plans (both in a manual and automated context) and developing testing strategies for a diverse array of applications.

Responsibilities of this role:

  • Execute functional, regression, performance, and resiliency tests for our core product and new features
  • Identify, record, and thoroughly document bugs
  • Engage with developers and product owners to understand and analyze software features and requirements in order to develop detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Support the overall QA team processes and activities, including assessing current testing frameworks, strategies, and plans to identify areas of team improvement and growth
  • Develop strategies to test CommCare APIs
  • Mentor and develop the automated testing capacity of the QA team and Dimagi as a whole

Who you must be:

  • At least three+ years of QA experience
  • At least two years of experience creating and maintaining automated tests
  • Expertise in manual & automated testing, documentation, and verification and validation of any issues or defects reported by the end-users
  • Proficiency in a scripting language (Python preferred)
  • Proficiency in Selenium Web Driver or a similar tool
  • Familiarity with API testing tools (Postman, cURL, etc.)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Bonus Points

  • Experience conducting automated mobile tests (with Appium, Espresso, or similar tools)
  • Familiarity with performance testing using JMeter or similar methods
  • Experience managing and mentoring junior testers

Benefits Provided:

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company, but as an employer as well.  The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical insurance 
  • 5% match to Employees’ Retirement Fund 
  • Stock Option Plan
  • 30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays
  • Unlimited sick time and excellent parental leave policy
  • Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare
  • Occasional opportunities to travel internationally

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and all employment decisions are based on individual qualifications.

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