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M-KOPA SOLAR   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Software Quality Analyst

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

M-KOPA is looking to recruit a Software Quality Analyst.This is a role within the Testing and Quality Assurance (TQA) team, reporting to the Software Quality Assurance Lead. He/she will liaise with other members in the TQA team, as well as various staff in Product Management, Delivery Management, Operations and End User teams to support Testing activities for business-critical Test projects.


Key Responsibilities:

-Support TQA senior team as required to plan, build and execute test strategies for identified systems and solutions

-Develop Test documentation (e.g. test cases and scripts) to be used in the testing process

-Rigorous testing of M-KOPA's solutions to be deployed, channeling feedback to the development team in a clear, structured way.

-Analyze test output, identifying discrepancies and clearly documenting defects; following up on issue resolution as required

- Ensure individual and team quality and performance metrics are met
-Identify and support execution of improvement initiatives within the TQA team including:
*Building and refining M-KOPA's testing tools and methodologies and working with the team to build automated testing tools and processes


a. Education:

Degree Computer Science or Information and Technology or other related discipline.


IS -TQB Certification or has attended formal quality assurance training
-Candidates without a university degree in a relevant field will be considered provided their experience and skills are relevant

b. Experience:
3+ years of relevant Quality Assurance technical experience
Experience with Visual Studio Test Manager or similar test management tools
Proficiency in planning, writing and executing test specification and test plans
-Excellent testing knowledge and ability to use latest testing knowledge and standards
-Excellent understanding of software development life cycle and software test life cycle
c.Required skills:
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Strong testing skills with the desire and ability to find bugs
-Strong knowledge of software development concepts
-Critical thinker with analytical skills and ability to see the big picture while at the same time paying attention to minute details
-Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
-A results-oriented individual who thrives working in a fast-paced environment
-Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
-Knowledge of SQL Server and/or other database systems
-Must have experience in Agile Methodology

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Software architecture; Testing and debugging; Quality management; Agile and Lean methodologies; Equipment testing; Quality control and supervision; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 500-1000 people

M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers. Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 500,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power. All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments. This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.As of May 2015 M-KOPA employs over 650 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets. M-KOPA has been recognized for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.