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Testing Director (Manual to Automation Transformation)

at Recruit Digital in Cape Town


Lead and coordinate the end to end testing and user acceptance testing of solutions developed by the GIS team, ensuring that the required quality standards are met.


  • Develop, maintain and execute a testing strategy for solution end to end and user acceptance testing.
  • Set and continually manage testing expectations with project managers, scrum masters, testing teams and other stakeholders.
  • Support multiple agile and waterfall delivery teams with test planning and test execution.
  • Provide strategic guidance on the creation and on-going development of an automated testing framework for system, regression and user acceptance testing and manage and control the successful implementation thereof.
  • Establish and execute a standardised testing management and defect fix tracking solution.
  • Organize and lead initiatives to improve test processes and extend the use of testing tools / frameworks.
  • Co-ordinate the use and maintenance of test environments ensuring best practices for data quality and consistency.
  • Clearly identify testing stakeholders and keep them updated and engaged on an ongoing basis.
  • Co-ordinate the user acceptance testing by multiple regional stakeholder teams.
  • Analyse programme testing deliverables and where required, ensure that corrective action is taken.
  • Resolve programme testing issues.
  • Prepare executive testing status reports for business stakeholders.
  • Drive continuous improvement of best practices and tools for testing execution and management.


  • Excellent understanding of the organisation's goals and objectives.
  • Extensive testing experience with the organisation's Tier One software applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of structured test methods and delivery processes (including waterfall and agile methodologies).
  • A proven track record of system testing including an understanding of testing techniques and methods.
  • Detailed knowledge of both manual and automated testing approaches.

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Published at 06-09-2019
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