Vacancies in TechSavanna, Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Deputy Head – Academic & Professional Programs


Industry: Education / Training Institution
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Competitive Based on Experience
Our client is a leading training institution providing high quality professional and academic training with emphasis on knowledge development and application of emerging socio-economic solutions.
They seek to hire a result -oriented and experienced Deputy Head – Academic & Professional Programs / Lecturer, whose main role will be programs implementation and coordination as well as lecturing.
Key Responsibilities
·         Assisting and deputizing the Principal in the overall administration and implementation of the College’s academic & professional training programs.
·         Handling the implementation and coordination of the learning institution’s training programs by preparing training schedules, calendar of annual events, examination schedules as well as administration of both internal and external exams.
·         Developing new training programs in consultation with the Principal.
·         Coordinating the activities of the regional training centers.
·         In charge of the faculty – recruitment, induction, training, supervision and evaluation of faculty staff.
·         Supervising HODs & Administration staff in the department.
·         Ensuring that the environment is conducive for learning – premises, lecture rooms, training materials, learning resources, etc.
Skills & Qualifications
·         Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Project Management or a related field of study.
·         1st Degree should preferably be in Education, if not, should have a Diploma in Education from either KTTC or KNEC.
·         Professional Qualifications in Education Management or a Post graduate Diploma in HRM/Management will be an advantage.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
·         Excellent leadership and motivational skills
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills
·         Good administrative and organizational skills
·         Computer Literate

Role title: Quality Analyst – Functional Testing Engineer
Role Description: Reporting to the QA- Functional Testing Lead,the position holder will execute Software functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the desired user specifications; ensuring all bugs are identified and resolved before product launch leading to zero revenue losses and customer impact.
He / he is responsible for executing the test strategy; plan, monitor and control the testing activities related to User Acceptance testing, with an emphasis on validating solution / product readiness for production.
Role purpose:
·         Accountable for end to end user acceptance testing, end to end reporting & analysis on test progress, testing process and tracking of bugs to resolutions and stakeholder management, ensuring product testing is executed within the planned timelines
·         Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through adoption of fit for future technologies.
·         Responsible for end to end management of large test teams and ensuring the testers execute within planned timelines and scope for the projects
·         Accountable for implementation and management of fully functional test environments for all IT systems ensuring stability of all test environments including subsequent upgrades and modernizations on these environments
·         Accountable for administration and maintaining tools for test management (ALM); ensuring proper use of all test tools
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Accountable for setting up quality gates and ensuring that a product is comprehensively checked and passed through all the gates before acceptance testing
·         Accountability in test data management including building of tools to manage the test resources and build a process around the management of test resources
·         Accountable for validation of quality of all releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production
·         Undertake programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero major defects escape into production
Role Requirement and experience
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software testing in a busy IT environment
·         Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle (STLC)
·         Experience in managing large test teams
·         Ability to effectively manage competing resources and priorities
·         Knowledge of Acceptance Test Driven Development
·         Experience in functional testing and use of test management tools (Micro-Focus ALM)
·         Experience in test design techniques (black box and white box)
·         Experience with report generation and analysis of testing results
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus

Role title: Quality Analyst – Test Automation Engineer
Role Description: Reporting to the Manager – Testing Automation,the position holder will lead the implementation and execution of software automation strategy and frameworks and ensure efficiencies are realized in the software testing lifecycle (reduce software testing time by 50%) shortening the software development cycles and hence reducing time to market for products.
He / she is responsible for executing test automation program specifically on System integration testing, functional and regression testing, with an emphasis on using open source tools for automation, and subsequent integration to continuous integration tools
Role purpose:
·         Implement software automation frameworks
·         Drive transformations in testing through automation to achieve higher levels of efficiency and reduce software testing by 50%
·         Lead programs to increase the quality of delivery and ensure zero major defects escape into production ensuring zero impact on customers on launch of products
·         Accountable for setting up and maintaining tools for test automation
·         Responsible for stability of all test environments including proper controls implemented
·         Responsible for designing, running and reporting on automated test suites (Unit tests, SITs, Functional and Regression Testing – including all APIs) and tracking all bugs to resolution
·         Contribute to continuous integration and continuous deployment – test automation test suites integration to the CI/CD pipeline
·         Responsible for integration of test execution tools to test management tools and project management tools (ALM, JIRA etc)
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring automated test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Run automated test suites, analyze reports and share this with all stakeholders
·         Identify all software bugs and work with the developers and other stakeholders to close all the defects within stipulated timelines
Role Requirement and experience
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software design, development or Testing Automation in a busy IT environment
·         Experience in test automation using open source tools – Katalon Studio, Selenium, Appium
·         Excellent software development skills coupled with programming experience in Python, Perl, Shell and Java, groovy etc
·         Hands-on QA experience with proven analytical and testing skills – Experience developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
·         Knowledge of automated testing frameworks
·         Experience of Test driven Development approaches
·         Experience in Unix/Linux Operating System
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail
·         Experience with CICD automation tools such as Jenkins
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus

Role title: Quality Analyst – Non-Functional Testing Engineer
Role Description: Reporting to the Manager – Non-Functional Testing, the position holder will execute the strategy and frameworks in Software non-functional testing and ensure solutions delivered to the customers meet the required standards for quality.
He/ she is responsible for ensuring that products delivered to production are stable and security-proof.
Role purpose:
·         Test planning, design, execution of non-functional testing (performance, load, stress, security, usability testing), result analysis and reporting.
·         Adopt creativity to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency through adoption of fit for future technologies.
·         Execute non functional testing within the planned schedules to ensure ontime delivery of products
·         Responsible for planning, monitoring and implementing controls in non fuctional testing activities
·         Define suitable metrics for measuring nonfunctional test progress and evaluation of the quality of the testing process and products
·         Responsible for implementation and management of fully functional test environments ensuring stability of all test environments including subsequent upgrades and modernizations on these environments
·         Accountable maintenance of tools for non-functional testing (load and performance, security, usability etc)
·         E2E Accountability for GDR testing and ensuring working BCP plans are in place for all solutions
·         Lead programs to measure, analyze, monitor, manage, and optimize performance and scalability of our current applications and systems.
·         Responsible for reviewing, reporting and making data driven decisions around performance issues or bottlenecks.
·         Review uncovered application bottlenecks and facilitate resolution with development, Infrastructure, DBA and security teams to ensure no defects in regards to quality attributes escape to production.
Role Requirement and experience
·         Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
·         2 years + experience in software design, development or non-functional testing in a busy IT environment
·         Experience in at least one programming language
·         Experience in use of performance and other non-functional testing automated tools – Load runner, J-meter, HP fortify etc
·         Hands-on QA experience with proven analytical and testing skills – Experience in developing test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test cases
·         Knowledge of automated testing frameworks
·         Experience with metric gathering, report generation and analysis of testing results
·         Ability to show creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness
·         Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
·         Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail
·         ISTQB Certification is a plus
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below:
info@techsavanna.technology

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