Engineer, Automation – (Devops) – Operations Technology – CIB IT


Job ID: 54650
Job Sector: Banking
Country: South Africa
Region/State/Province/District: Gauteng
Location: Rosebank

Job Details
Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture. To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for an experienced Engineer, Automation – (Devops) to join our team at our Johannesburg offices. Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally.  It has been a mainstay of South Africa’s financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.


Job Purpose
The automation engineer will be responsible for automating infrastructure and application lifecycle processes to improve on delivery of high quality features to the customer.
The automation engineer will also be defining and driving engineering practices to ensure well maintained and supported platforms/tools with relevant data metrics supporting its operability.
An Agile QA Engineer is responsible to participate in feature teams to assist in delivering quality products to the Product Owners. They want Agile QA Engineer is responsible to participate in feature teams to assist in delivering quality products to the Product Owners.
They will participate and give feedback on any activities where QA practices and risks are to be considered from the writing of user stories, pre-development testing notes, execute QA testing activities in accordance to processes and quality guidelines so as to identify defects / quality concerns in projects
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Build the delivery (CI/CD – continuous integration/continuous delivery) pipelines. Pipelines (Using tools like Jenkins, Bamboo and Gitlab-Ci)
Implement Infrastructure as code (Using tools like Chef or Ansible)
Develop and execute test plans and test cases (Using tools Selenium and Python)
Ensure that metrics reflect performance of all systems (Using Splunk and ELK)
containerization software products (OpenShift)



QA Planning and Preparation:

Where applicable and agreed with the feature team, the correct planning of test scenarios and acceptance tests and test criteria using the available artefacts (FSS/TSS/Change notes/User Stories/Epics) and this is created in collaboration with Product Owner, Feature Analyst and Developer.
Participate in estimation of User Stories during iteration planning.


To identify complex, risky, negative and positive test scenarios.
Test data requirements are provided during grooming session and is prepared such that it should be ready in time for the developers/ testers.
Desk checks with BA’s, Developer’s, Infrastructure and UX’s team should be adhered too and should not hesitate to raise any issues.
Testing notes to be logged on file repository platform such as Confluence.

Visualization board Management (Kanban).

• Ensure all acceptance scenarios are scripted

QA Execution and Tracking:

Prepare Data requirements and ensure data availability for Test case execution. The focus on three types of data: test specific, test reference data to support scenario, application reference data which is needed for the application to start

Collaborate in Demo/Pilot to ensure that all the test scenarios have been catered and plan for exploratory testing which can be conducted over and above the automated unit and functional tests.
Ensure that Integration testing is conducted to ensure that the product works end-to-end. Use of additional testing such as exploratory testing should be conducted to facilitate this.
Ensure that the necessary test stubs and drivers are created with the assistance from the Developers to facilitate test execution where applicable.
All tests executed will contain associated evidence of testing. All test evidence will be attached in appropriate tool such as JIRA as and when required.
All defects associated with the test cases are raised timeously within the test environment, and should be investigated to the point where the impacted downstream system has been established and assigned to correct development resource. Defect SLA’s per priority must be set up and agreed.
JIRA / Management Tool should be utilized to keep a track of the tasks assigned to the QA and dashboards should be created to track the desired metrics for quality with the help of Iteration Manager.
Execution / Velocity targets / Lead time targets as determined by the Iteration Manager are achieved for each iteration/sprint. Any risks should be notified to the Iteration Manager and documented in Confluence for team’s reference.
Ensue scripts are executed.
Ensure regression testing is executed


Execution and reporting targets are met.
Attend other meetings (Inception, Iteration Planning Meeting, Grooming, retrofit session, Defect meetings, and Daily SCRUMS (Stand-ups).
Preferred Qualification and Experience

National Diploma in IT / Computer Systems
BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
System Experience Require:

Robot Framework
Java/ Python
Cloud (Azure and Aws)


Proven working experience in software development Life Cycle – 1-2 Years
Proven working experience in software quality assurance – 1-2 Years
Banking industry experience, preferably in Retail / Business Banking – 3-4 Years
Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing – 3-4 Years
Hands-on experience with automated testing tools such as QTP/Selenium – 3-4 Years
Hands-on experience with scripting language such as Java/Shell/Ruby – 3-4 Years
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process – 3-4 Years

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