The exploratory tester in an agile team will be responsible for more than just testing the software. S/he will act as a quality champion and empower teams to create highly performant and secure systems. S/he will act entrepreneurially to try unhappy paths and edge cases in performance/security testing to create a highly resilient system. 

S/he will leverage a combination of automated/ manual testing to efficiently cover the system’s functionality without
compromising quality. S/he should be comfortable working in a constantly changing work environment and are fully dedicated to “automate everything” principle.



  • Company: Apollo Group
  • Location: Head Office Nairobi
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Job Id: FZj0oPj3m
  • Date added: 10-May-2022
  • Deadline: 13-Jul-2022


  • Ensure every feature developed by the team is tested
  • Blends automated/ manual testing to efficiently cover the system’s functionality without compromising
  • Feeds the team with detailed information on any defects found, and help the Scrum Master and Product Owner
    to prioritize defects
  • Strives to automate and maintain comprehensive test suites with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Works with the IT and operations to run tests in production environments after deployment to ensure quality
  • Knows the product vision and works closely with the designers and the Product Owner to translate their vision
    into tests
  • Partners with development teams to identify key areas of risk in new solutions
  • Stays updated with industry best practices and standards on testing
  • Actively participate in scrum ceremonies as needed to provide clarifications and problem solve with the team
  • Knowledge of QA testing frameworks like Appium, TestNG, Selenium, Cucumber is a must
  • Knows how to set up the base testing framework for both mobile and web platforms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology or equivalent area.


  • Ability to develop integration, performance, and load-bearing tests with tools like Apache JMeter
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts and align the organization on decisions
  • Sound problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly
    and simply
  • Utilizes team collaboration to create innovative solutions efficiently



  • Relevant professional qualification


  • Extensive QA experience (4+ years) in a digital product environment.
  • Significant experience as an exploratory/ hands-on tester with multiple platforms and testing techniques
  • Experience with manual acceptance testing at story level, exploratory and creative testing, and within fast-paced sprint cycles
  • Experience implementing automated end-to-end tests, experience with frameworks and tools such as BDD, Selenium and the ability to code in Javascript and/or Java
  • Experience as a tester on a cross-functional agile team preferred
  • Skilled at finding hidden requirements, edge cases, and a “desire to break” attitude