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Software QA Intermediate (Nairobi, Kenya)

Solar Panda

Solar Panda

Marketing & Communications, Quality Assurance
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Software QA Intermediate (Nairobi, Kenya)

About Solar Panda

Solar Panda is a Canadian high-growth, clean-tech company providing home solar systems and appliances to customers in Kenya without access to electricity. Our loan-to-own model allows families to afford reliable electricity and life-changing appliances that can drastically improve their lives. Over 1 billion people in the world lack access to electricity, and we believe that access to electricity should be a right for everyone, everywhere.

Solar Panda is the fastest growing company ever in this industry and in less than 5 years is bringing light to over 1,000,000 Kenyans and adding hundreds of new customers each day.  We have 44 shops throughout Kenya, 300 full-time employees and over 1000 commission-based field agents.  And we are just getting started with plans to add new products and expand to additional countries.

About The Role

We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Software QA (Quality Assurance) Intermediate to join our dynamic team in a largely work-from-home setting. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting thorough integration tests to ensure the quality and functionality of our software products. Your primary focus will be on identifying, documenting, and troubleshooting issues to improve product performance and user experience. You would work closely with the development team in Canada.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and execute integration tests to validate software functionality and performance.
  • Utilize Jira to manage test cases, track defects, and report testing progress.
  • Collaborate with development and product teams in Canada to understand requirements and provide feedback on design and functionality.
  • Analyze test results, identify defects, and work closely with developers for resolution.
  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and contribute to process improvements.
  • Stay updated on new testing tools and strategies to enhance testing efficiency.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a QA role, with a focus on integration testing.
  • Proficiency in using Jira for test management and defect tracking.
  • Strong understanding of software development lifecycle and QA methodologies.
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, with excellent communication skills and the ability to write technical documents in both languages.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a remote work environment.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • Automated Integration tests such as Selenium or Cypress is considered a plus

The company places a high priority on personal integrity, hard work, and respect for customers and co-workers.

If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your cover letter and CV before 30th November 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Kindly reference the job title in your application.

Solar Panda is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, or disability.

Solar Panda does not charge any fees on recruitment.

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