Functional Testing Lead

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Category:IT & Telecommunication
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Job Responsibilities:


  • Define and drive the software quality strategy and roadmap in functional testing
  • Accountable for building and leading the full functional testing team
  • Drive digital transformation in functional testing to achieve higher levels of competency and efficiency.
  • Engage with the stakeholders in creating testing schedules and manage the functional testing teams to execute within the planned timelines
  • Provides direction for the functional testing team, ensuring that activities of the team are aligned with all stakeholders.
  • Accountable for managing CAPEX and OPEX budgets for testing environments for all systems and testing tools
  • Accountable for end to end budgeting, implementation and management of fully functional test environments for all IT systems ensuring stability of all test environments
  • Accountable for setting up, administration and maintaining tools for test management
  • 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 enforcing adherence to these gates
  • Accountability in test data management
  • Accountable for validation of quality of all releases and fully accountable for product readiness to production
  • Lead programs to increase the quality of delivery
  • Perform & provide guidance & mentoring on Functional Testing, Black Box Testing, Data Driven Testing, System Testing and Regression Testing and Supporting User Acceptance Testing
  • Evaluate, review and if appropriate, implement recommendations for improvements to existing Test Life Cycle procedures and documentation


Job qualifications;


  • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject.
  • Must have ISTQB Certification
  • 5  years + experience in software testing in a busy IT environment
  • Strong understanding of the software Testing Life cycle
  • 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
  • Experience in Software Engineering methodologies including Agile, Micro-services architecture.
  • Strong risk identification and mitigation planning skills
  • Strong leadership skills



Additional Details:

As part of the interview process external candidates should prepare the following documentation which will be required at a later stage based on your performance in the interviews


  • An updated CV with contacts of three referees, 2 who must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field.
  • Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct (Less than 1 year old) or a receipt of the same from the CID pending release of the hard copy document.
  • Clearance certificate from a reputable Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • University Degree Certificate Copy of your National ID/Passport



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