MiX Telematics - South Africa, Cape Town

Data Engineering Backend Tester

Ref: 157| Posted: 22nd Nov 2022

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Are you a little obsessed with all quality aspects of software development, including risk analysis, test development and test execution? Our cross-functional teams are passionate about collaboration and sharing knowledge, as well as working with a high degree of autonomy. As a Software Tester at MiX Telematics, you will be encouraged to embrace the latest technological updates and given a platform to work on complex, interesting problems daily.


               Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Develop, document, and communicate test processes, plans, and guides for ensuring quality software systems
  • Design, create and execute automated test cases
  • Design and execute regression and integrity tests, stress and load testing, user acceptance testing
  • Identifying, logging and verifying software defects
  • Document, track and validate reported issues through to resolution


  • Work with Team Manager, Product Owner and Developers to develop testing plans as part of the overall project and sprint plannin
  • Develop software test specifications, test reports and validation protocols for unit, integration and performance testing
  • Create test cases from system use cases and product specification


  • Work with both Product Owners and Software Developers to thoroughly validate and verify Software systems against documented requirements
  • Work as part of a sprint team to ensure project success

What you need to be successful:


  • IT qualification: relevant tertiary Degree or Diploma
  • ISEB or ISTQB Foundation Certification in Software Testing
  • At least 3 years’ experience in software and/ or backend testing
  • SQL experience essential
  • Strong understanding of the testing process
  • Experience with documentation of test plans for acceptance, regression, functional, and stress testing
  • Good practical understanding of software validation methodologies


  • Python experience 
  • Knowledge of Postman for API testing
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks 
  • Automated testing experience (e.g Selenium)


  • A passion for all technology, not just software: an individual that loves to take things apart and understand how it works
  • Willing to learn and upskill on the above skills and other technical skills
  • Curious and investigative
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Dedicated, hardworking, and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and within the team

What’s in it for you:

  • At MiX Telematics, we create technology. You would be joining a global SaaS company pioneering cloud-based technology that’s impacting the world of telematics and data. MiX Telematics consistently strives to innovate and is recognized as a global leader doing just that, enabling an environment where our people can push the boundaries and grow within a collaborative, boundary less team. We seek talented, passionate technologists who aren’t afraid to challenge, learn and strive for excellence.
  • MiX Telematics is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate and dedicated people create the world’s most innovative products
  • We strive to be the very best at what we do. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and we believe in each other, supporting one another, working collaboratively towards a common goal
  • At MiX we aspire to create an environment where we celebrate wins for each other and ultimately for the Company
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peers, and access to cutting edge technologies