Test Automation Architect
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
4d ago

Position Description :

We are looking to add new talent to our Software Engineering and Architecture portfolio. The Test Automation Architect plays a unique role in shaping the testing, test automation and QA practices across the organization.

If you have sound experience in the testing, test automation, and QA space, then join our commitment to delivering world-class IT solutions.

With a robust strategy focusing on people, processes, and technology, we believe that our culture and the quality of our people are our greatest strengths.

As such, we need to employ top talent to support our key business functions.

Our Software Engineering and Architecture portfolio provides shared capabilities and services covering functions such as DevOps, enterprise architecture, enterprise integration, platform engineering, software engineering and test automation.

We are passionate technologists who thrive on simple and elegant architecture. We are all about agility and innovation. Come and get challenged in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

This is an ideal role for a self-motivated, highly driven individual looking to make an impact and evangelise best practices and modern technologies to take our test automation practices to the next level.

The focus must be on using best-of-breed tools and frameworks to develop and implement an automation first mindset across the product teams.

The goal is to ensure quality and confidence in our releases to help increase velocity of business value to the organisation.

It will be key to cover all types of tests including business logic, unit, concurrency, integration, volume, regression, and API.

We are seeking a candidate who has proven leadership skills, can think out of the box, can problem solve and has a passion for technology.

TFG’s mission is to be the leading fashion lifestyle retailer in Africa whilst growing its international footprint by providing innovative products, creative customer experiences and by leveraging its portfolio of diverse brands to differentiate its offering.

The Key Performance Areas of this role will be as follows :

  • Develop and implement the test automation strategy across the organisation
  • Develop and ensure adoption of test automation frameworks, principles, standards, and tools
  • Develop and ensure adoption of test automation reusable patterns, components, and templates
  • Provide test automation leadership and mentoring for product teams across the organisation
  • Provide hands on test automation and technical assistance to product teams
  • Provide test automation direction and guidance across the organisation
  • Assist product teams to implement test automation across their solutions
  • Assist product teams to increase test coverage and decrease test execution times
  • Perform research and development for new and innovative approaches and technologies
  • You should have :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years testing and QA experience
  • Minimum of 3 years test automation experience
  • Solid experience using Appium, Selenium, Azure DevOps and Visual Studio
  • Solid experience in test automation using Microsoft and open source technologies
  • Solid track record with successful delivery in the test automation discipline
  • Broad deep knowledge in DevOps and continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and logical skills
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • The ability to persuade and influence
  • A focus on delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CANDIDATES FROM DESIGNATED GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT.

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