Save The Children International – Senior Automation Test Engineer.

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International Kenya Country, office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Senior Automation Test Engineer. The role will be instrumental in driving the increased availability, scope and capability of the automation tools and capabilities and thereby increasing the depth and efficiency of the testing function whilst reducing overhead. S/he will work within an agile environment to continuously test and deliver working software to customers within SCA (SCI and members). The role holder will be responsible for implementation SCI’s strategic vision of moving testing and QA towards automation within a DevOps environment. This will involve exploring, assessing, and procuring the best-fit automation tools that support continuous integration/development and you will promote continuous quality and testability of code throughout the software development lifecycle with a focus on API and Data Warehouse testing in an integrated environment of multiple applications. The role holder will also hold the technical expertise for the automation tools, their configuration and operation and training rest of the test/development team. It is highly desirable if the role holder also has experience in the non-functional testing domain such as load test, stress test, disaster recovery test and have an awareness of tools used for these. S/he must expect hands-on defining, generating and executing test scripts as required to fulfil the testing requirements and the expertise to set up automation from scratch. The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualification and Experience


  • Computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Automation Test Framework and Tools
  • Understanding of DevOps model and Agile
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Automation Testing and working with different test tools.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience of working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as Robotic Process Automation, Github etc.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in Micro services and API automation working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as PostMan, Rest Assured etc
  • Strong previous experience as a Automation Test Engineer writing and executing test plans in manual and automated test environments
  • Ability to generate API documentation directly from the API testing tool
  • Implementing test approaches for integration testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Release within an Agile environment
  • Experience in working with test automation tools and frameworks for functional and non-functional testing – such as REST Assured, Jmeter, Selenium, Team City, Load Runner etc.
  • Experience of working with performance NFRs (non-functional requirements) and carry out load and concurrency testing at application and integration level.
  • Proficient in use of SQL scripting and other data technologies
  • Ability to write and maintain automated regression packs for live applications
  • Demonstrate high level of technical awareness and understanding of software architecture
  • Experience of testing front (e.g. websites) and back end systems (e.g. database checking)
  • Experience of managing issue tracking databases and prioritising issues for future release
  • Adept in using JIRA and/or other tools for test and defect management
  • Have a flair for learning systems working in an integrated environment
  • A demonstrable an eye for detail, problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English – must be able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level
  • The ability to work independently and well under pressure
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally


  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Level Certification qualification or similar
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation) and Azure would all be of benefit.
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience with testing applications hosted in cloud, particularly Microsoft Azure
  • The ability to speak/write in languages other than English

The Organisation

Save the children international employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.


Deadline 30 Dec 2021 – 23:59 EAT

Disclaimer:  Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.




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