Lead Quality Assurance(QA) Engineer


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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the culture of QA inside BRCK
  • Develop appropriate procedures and guidelines for implementing QA/QC within the development teams. 
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in Information Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years proven work experience in testing/QA;
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes;
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases;
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools;
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus;
  • Must have experience working in an Agile software development environment (scrum preferred) including design, testing, deployment, maintenance of test scripts and documentation activities;  
  • Skilled in QA system development and monitoring; 
  • Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle;
  • Internal and external client-focused attitude with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to clearly communicate and share solutions with fellow team members;
  • Strong interpersonal and technical skills;
  • A team player, self-starter, and quick learner.


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.

Nairobi, KE