MiX Telematics - South Africa, Cape Town

Manual Tester Intern

Ref: 197| Posted: 6th Sep 2023

Department: IoT Engineering

Location: South Africa (Western Cape – CSO WFH, not RW)

This is a 12-month contract position based in Stellenbosch.

MiX Telematics is recruiting for a Manual Tester Intern to join the IoT Testing Team, responsible for all quality aspects of software/firmware development including risk analysis, test development and test execution (formal and informal).

You will be supported by a cross functional project management team to frequently release software and firmware updates in line with an Agile development flow. Your team works side by side with server-side teams, validation teams, the firmware and hardware design teams, and the production team to ensure high quality firmware and software releases to factory and to customers around the world.


Responsibilities include:

Testing and Quality Assurance

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


    • Work with Test Lead, Product Owner and developers to develop testing plan as part of the overall project and sprint planning
    • Develop 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 Developers (firmware and software engineers) to thoroughly validate and verify 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
  • This is a position for a manual tester within a team. As such, a tester will be required to work with our MiX hardware, 3rd party devices and be required to perform configuration of devices, data simulation and fault finding (hardware and software). An understanding of, and interest in hardware and software integration (firmware, communications, back-end systems) is thus essential


Beneficial experience (not essential):

  • ISEB Foundation Certification in Software Testing
  • Familiarity with test management systems (e.g., TestLink, Azure TestManager, HP Quality Centre, NI Simulink) favourably considered
  • Understanding of testing process
  • Experience with testing in an Agile iterative development process (e.g., SCRUM)
  • Experience with documentation of test plans for acceptance, regression, functional, and stress testing
  • Understanding of configuration management and version control
  • Experience with defect tracking process
  • Knowledge of windows server OS hosting both window services and IIS web services
  • Understanding of software validation methodologies


Prized competencies:

  • Problem solving
  • Results orientation
  • Independence
  • Accountability
  • Continual improvement mindset
  • Organizing and managing self
  • Supporting others and teamwork


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, boundaryless 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. You will be joining a high-performing team consisting of very talented individuals, passionate about continual improvement and keen to share knowledge and enable growth inside and outside of the team.

●     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

●     We offer our teams Flexible working according to our policy, in some cases full remote working in line with the operational requirements is possible. We trust our team members to get the work done

●     We strive to offer above-market salaries because our team members are unique and deserve to be recognized as such

●     A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peers, and access to cutting edge technologies

●     Whatever hardware you require to make the magic happen

●     100% guarantee no TPS reports!


Who we are:

Our products and services provide enterprise and small fleets, with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance, and security to over 1 million global subscribers. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. 

Sound good? Apply NOW, we look forward to hearing from you!

MiX Telematics is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.