We are a social business committed to energy access and digital access in Africa. We make accessible to all innovative products that meet the needs of local populations to change their life.
Baobab+ is available in Senegal, Mali, Madagascar and Ivory Coast.
Baobab+ is part of Baobab Group, a digital finance group specializing in financial inclusion in 9 countries in Africa and China.Responsibilities
Develop comprehensive QA strategies and methodologies.
Provide regular updates on QA progress and metrics to stakeholders.
Develop, update and ensure implementation of the quality assurance guidelines
Prepare and maintain the testing plan according to the quality assurance guidelines
Ensure that test scenarios and scripts are prepared in a structured way, prioritised to reflect business or technical priorities and are approved by appropriate stakeholders
Scheduling testing activities and providing budget forecasts
Automate the testing processes and ensure continuous improvement over time
Providing feedback to the development team
Liaising with suppliers/partners, teams and team leaders when needed
Be a key player in the solution delivery lifecycle process
Implement test automation across all critical application
Implement CI/CD tools across the QA lifecycle
Ensure the effectiveness of the quality assurance guidelines
Providing feedback to all stakeholders
Conducting risk assessments in the testing phase
Perform continuous testing and upgrades when required
Creating and implementing new test strategies
Take part in the first-line support in the post-go-live phase
Deliver training sessions when applicable (prepare materials)
Coordinate the team
Manage schedules and workloads of team members
Plan training and support, implement process improvements when necessary
Compile reports to track process efficiency, personnel performance and adherence to established service level targets.
Business Knowledge Management:
Maintain and develop deep knowledge of CBS's products, parameters and processes and applications.
Document software, features and processes when required
Provide information about the products and processes in the bank.
Experience and Knowledge
Minimum of B.Sc in Computer Science, Economics or related discipline with experience
At least 6 years hands-on relevant professional experience in a similar role
A strong understanding of testing principles, methodologies and tools used in Waterfall, Agile and V-model methodologies
Proven track record in Testing Management experience working in an Agile/scrum context.
Quality Assurance, Test Management, and Test Strategy skills
Experience in Software Quality Assurance and Software Development methodologies
Experience in leading a team of quality assurance testers
Strong leadership and project management skills
Good knowledge of business processes and/or Accounting
Require effective prioritisation, time management, team spirit, and organisational abilities.
Understanding structured test methods and processes
Excellent grasp of test metrics, release process and test environment principles
Understanding of common software failures and faults
Manual and Automated Testing
Preparing concise documentation
Being articulate and communicating effectively
Fluent English, both in writing and orally
Relevant certifications (e.g., ISTQB, CSTE) and payment-related protocol knowledge (e.g., ISO 8583) are preferred.
Desired Experience and Knowledge:
Prior working experience with a Core Banking System (CBS) or a software package
Background in microfinance, banking, accounting and/or IT
Awareness of Risk-based testing approach, use of automated testing tools is an asset
Awareness of configuration management and change control processes is an asset
Programming language & scripting experience.
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