Junior Software QA Engineer

Work Type: Full Time

Department: Software

Position: Junior Software QA Engineer

Reporting to: DevOps Engineer

About SunCulture 

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercializing life-changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. We are the largest distributor of solar water pumps / solar irrigation for smallholder farmers in Africa and were selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Here is a good explainer video recently made by CNBC. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employs 400+ people around the world. 

About the role

Reporting to DevOps Engineer we seek a fast learning and dynamic junior software engineer in test who will be working in our growing development team leveraging JavaScript and ReactJS. You will pick up a wide range of development tasks, both front and back end. We believe in growing you as an individual and we expect you to take on responsibilities with a can-do attitude.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with QA and engineering teams to identify system requirements and design company wide test strategies.

  • Running API tests using postman whenever required.

  • Conducts planned and ad-hoc performance tests including load, stress, latency and, scalability tests individually or under guidance of senior engineers for all technical solutions provided within SC and provide written reports.

  • Participate in incident investigations under guidance of senior engineers.

  • End to end Tests and regression tests on Various Web and mobile applications as assigned.

  • Review test case coverage across all technical solutions on a regular basis and keep it current

  • Work together with senior engineers and other important stakeholders to plan the release and support of high-quality releases

  • Carry out any other duties within the Quality Assurance Section so desired by the DevOps Engineer.


Key Requirements

  • Fluent in English is a must

  • Experience with Git, Postman, Jira, Slack

  • Experience with Mysql and Postgres databases is a plus.

  • Proficiency with manual software testing

  • Proficiency in juggling multiple work streams, complex problems, and agile timelines.

Does this sound like you?

  • 1 year + of experience of delivering web and android based technologies

  • Within the East African time zone by about 2 hrs on either side

  • Proactive, collaborative, organized, curious, problem solver with a “can-do” attitude

  • Good presentation skills and the ability to gather feedback from leadership level staff

  • Not afraid to fail and get up again. When you fail you communicate early and with actionable context

  • Exposure to or preference of working in a fast paced agile environment


Please apply online via this job portal. We respond to all candidates; however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Please Note

SunCulture is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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