Mr D Food, the fast-growing online food delivery business within the takealot.com group, is looking for a highly talented Mid Level Quality Assurance Engineer (Automation) to join our team in Cape Town. If you're all about software development lifecycle, scripting, security and python is more than a snake to you, bring your love of all things QA automation and a desire to ensure the best experience for the customer.

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.

The position reports to the Engineering Manager of Mr D Food

Your responsibilities will include:

  • As an Intermediate Software Quality Engineer, you will be working as part of a cross-functional product team and will be responsible for designing and implementing end to end test automation frameworks and test suites for AWS cloud-based applications, services and mobile applications.
  • Your responsibilities will include defining test coverage, creating and maintaining test cases, executing functional and performance tests, developing and maintaining test tools, and implementing test automation.
  • You will work closely with software engineers, management, other Mr D Food teams, and will contribute new work to ensure the quality of our software to continue to deliver an experience that delights our customers.

Attributes required:

  • Experience in advanced automation and strong understanding of automation tools such as Appium, Selenium, NeoLoad (preferable), PostMan.
  • Ability to design, implement, and execute automated tests and clearly document results.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and time management skills.
  • Exposure to CI tools, such as Jenkins
  • Thorough knowledge of software development lifecycle and Quality Assurance methodologies.
  • Experience with version control (Git), bug tracking, and CI / CD systems and procedures.
  • Understanding of REST APIs and JSON.
  • Highly proficient in at least 1of: Python, Java, JavaScript/Node JS or C++
  • Comfortable on the command line, locally and remotely (SSH) in a *nix based environment.
  • Suitable knowledge of software design principles and patterns;
  • Successful delivery of long duration and high complexity software projects.

Nice to have experience:

  • Experience with AWS Core Services: EC2, S3, CloudWatch, Lambda, DynamoDB, IAM.
  • Experience with Container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes and Container based PaaS offerings.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Computer science degree (or equivalent) / ND-IT Software Development
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

The Environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading food delivery player in South 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 is all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating
  • We seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind who:
    • is respectful but forthright
    • 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 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 business SMART. 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 Mr D Food 
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

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

Mr D Food is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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