Search

Job

Consultancy - Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted by
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
|
Zimbabwe, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe
New
|
Published 26 days ago

The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development.

 

The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy) and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org).

 

The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is recruiting two dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professionals as consultants, for Software Quality Assurance Engineer at CIMMYT. The consultancies are an opportunity for professionals to contribute and acquire experience, and skills in software quality assurance. As such, the selected candidates will work closely with a team in providing efficient and modern solutions in building, and testing applications that serve user needs, as well as collaborate with internal customers including, but not limited to software developers, requirement analysts, testers, technical leads, and subject matter experts for a variety of software products.

 

The consultancies will be based in CIMMYT’s campus in Mexico but flexible workplace and remote work might be arranged upon approval by Senior Management.

 

The consultancies are for an initial fixed-term for eleven (11) months, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds.

 

 

Specific duties:

  • Design, implement, execute, and manage automated tests to help increase confidence in the quality of software products in every stage of the software development lifecycle.
  • Contribute in building a unified body of knowledge for the software quality assurance to take advantage of during testing activities.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports on the results of test activities to help stakeholders make informed decisions.
  • Contribute to product development by providing insights from a quality engineering perspective on how to improve overall quality of software.
  • Help enable software developers adopt a shift-left testing approach by providing the necessary training, tools, and processes.
  • Perform R&D to identify, validate, and implement tools and processes that are designed to improve the overall effectiveness of the software quality assurance process in the project.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

·      Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.

·      Working experience of 1-3 years in a similar role preferably with the Non-Profit Sector.

·      Knowledge of and skills in applying: o Excellent knowledge in software engineering, software development lifecycle, and agile software development methodologies. o Working experience in writing software solutions using a variety of programming/scripting languages and database management systems. o Working experience in software quality assurance methodologies, processes, and automated testing tools. o Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus. o Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket).

·      Team Values: Work Ethic, Initiative, Team-player, and communicates well.

·      The candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to their responsibilities and deadlines. The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Problem Solving, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Communication, Teamwork, Team Leadership, and Client Orientation.

The consultancies are for an initial fixed-term for eleven (11) months, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds

 

Vacancy Ad

 

Candidates must apply here for IRS22118 and IRS22119_Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Friday, May 20th, 2022. Applications must include a CV and a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. For further information on the selection process, please contact Yessica Castillo, at y.castillo@cgiar.org

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

These consultancies will remain open until filled. 

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.


The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    May 24, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate

Location

On-site
Zimbabwe

How to Apply

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.