BRCK is an African team of software developers, engineers and technologists. Our flagship hardware, the BRCK, was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fits the infrastructure needs of Africa, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas. As we laid out what such a device would look like, we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. The world no longer only gets online via desktops in offices with an ethernet connection. There are multiple devices, and therefore mobile connectivity is crucial. Our mission is to connect Africa to the internet. We believe the last obstacle to connectivity is affordability and our innovative model makes connectivity free to the end user.
The Lead QA Engineer role plays an important part in BRCK’s product development process. Our ideal candidate will be ultimately responsible for managing the Quality Control and Quality Procedure in all of BRCK’s hardware and software platforms; managing internal processes and ensuring that core and project-specific software is developed and rolled out at a high quality in addition to conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets the requirements, while being cost-effective. If you have a QA background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you.
Ultimately, you should monitor all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards.
You will be working with our small, but immensely capable team of software developers and QA Engineers to implement BRCK’s vision of connecting people in frontier markets.
This role reports directly to the QA Manager, and works closely with the Software Engineering team.
Skills and Experience
Results and Achievement Oriented: strives to achieve results, enjoys measuring others, being measured, and being judged on performance standards and those of others he/she leads
Personal Ethics: Proactive, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude
Negotiation Skills: Must be a good negotiator, particularly in changing behaviour and work practices but always Win/Win
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills (articulate) coupled with good listening and critical reasoning skills.
Human Resources Management Skills: Leadership Skills, Team Building, Organizational skills and ability to train, develop and mentor staff and lead motivated teams.