takealot.com is hiring a

QA Test Analyst (Business Systems) - Takealot

Johannesburg, South Africa

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented QA Test Analyst to join our team in Johannesburg (Rosebank). 

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the QA Team Lead

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop status reports based on test completion/findings and communicate these to team leaders including any impact on the overall project plan
  • Perform all tasks with attention to detail
  • Read and comprehend requirements for testing
  • Create test plans and test cases per business requirements
  • Estimate tasks for analysis, test case design, and test case execution
  • Provide daily & weekly status test reporting to test lead
  • Troubleshoot issues experienced during testing
  • Understand test case management, creation, and execution
  • Understanding of UI and back-end testing
  • Ability and experience with prioritization of tasks, identification of items requiring escalation 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree / Diploma in computer science, software engineering or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of manual testing
  • ISTQB/ISEB qualification will be an advantage
  • Experience in testing multiple platforms, including desktop, web and mobile based systems
  • Experience managing testing throughout the SDLC
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.  Additionally, the role requires proven ability to read and understand test requirements and list out the logical testing path
  • Self-motivated with strong capability of fast learning
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and within the team
  • The ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems quickly and creatively
  • Understanding of computer networks and excellent troubleshooting skills in these environments
  • Experience working with defect tracking – JIRA preferred
  • Quick learner and can adapt to multiple project environments in shorter time frame
  • Strong background with web testing (functional and cross browser)
  • Exposure to test automation will be advantageous
  • Exposure to API testing will be advantageous
  • Exposure to SQL testing will be advantageous

The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.