• QA Engineer (Dev in Test) - Automation at Carbon Nigeria

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    Date Posted: 2019-09-11

    Carbon started in 2012 as a brick and mortar consumer lender focused on the Nigerian market. Having raised a Series A round in 2015, we pivoted in 2016 to become a digital lender via the Paylater App (www.paylater.ng) and recently re-branded in April 2019 to Carbon App (https://getcarbon.co). We are focused on providing access to financial services to the “Next Billion’ starting in Africa.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of a QA Engineer (Dev in Test) - Automation in Lagos

    What are we looking for?

    • You will be expected to work with the rest of QA team to own the overall quality of the container-based microservices we produce and working with the wider team to ensure a seamless experience for the users of our customer-facing products. You will need to drive the automation using sound testing principles to ensure all functional and non-functional requirements are all consistently met.
    As part of the role you will:
    • Communicate with developer and PO to enhance Acceptance Criteria.
    • Create test cases.
    • Perform API testing using Postman (JSON and XML).
    • Use Kibana to track errors.
    • Create supporting QA documentation for new features.
    • Mentor Junior QA engineers.
    • Produce test plan for any feature under test.
    • Develop & Automate end to end tests using the test framework.

    You should apply if:

    • The work we’re doing sounds exciting!
    • You’re passionate about Financial Services.
    • You’re familiar with some of our Platform or Frontend technologies or specialize in just one part.
    • You want to help build, scale and operate a platform to support a product that you (and everyone you know) use or will use every day.
    • You’re keen to learn more about new technologies and the arcane inner workings of the financial industry.
    • You’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity.
    • You’re passionate about writing high-quality code and automating everything that can be automated in distributed systems and frontend products.


    We are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria - We want to emphasis that we don’t expect you to meet all of the below but would love you to have experience in at least one area:

    • Design, develop and execute test plans and test cases.
    • Build and improve the Automation Framework.
    • Provide leadership and mentorship for automation testing in the company.
    • Define, compose, and evaluate test plans for our platform and frontend products.
    • Translate business requirements into functional tests.
    • Implement and maintain automation scripts.
    • Contribute to functional, integration, performance, and regression testing.
    • Define and adhere to quality initiatives.
    • Provide metrics and results from all testing efforts that will support business decisions.
    • Work closely with engineering and product management to ensure quality in any release.
    • Update testing strategies appropriately.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in QA automation.
    • Knowledge of the Selenium and Appium test tools.
    • Experience with test automation framework such as TestNG, Cucumber, etc.
    • Knowledge of mobile emulators and mobile operating systems.
    • Knowledge of virtual and emulated mobile test environments.
    • Experience with QA-related tools for requirements management, test management, and defect tracking.
    • Experience in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery test environment.
    • Proficient in Agile development methodologies (e.g., Kanban, Scrum) and processes.
    • API testing experience, either JSON and XML (both is a bonus).
    • Manual and Automation testing knowledge.
    • Confidence in writing acceptance criteria.
    • An understanding of the development lifecycle, software release process and defect management.
    • Exceptional analysis, reporting and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience of estimating work.

    Benefits and Diversity

    • At Carbon we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
    • We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be.
    • That means we have no judgement when it comes to any of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coffee. All you need is a passion for technology and a desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the African continent. We’re keen to ensure we redesigning a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply.

    Important Information

    • Our interview process is normally a phone interview, a coding task and call to discuss it, and 1-2 hours of final interviews. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions.
    • We might design a QA automation test together on a whiteboard, the same way we often work together, but we won’t make you write code on one.

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