Thunderhead Doc Tester

Santam Insurance

What will you do?

The Guidewire Core Insurance platform team in Santam BITS (Business Information Technology Services) has a position available for a Tester who will be based in Bellville.

Job Description

Experienced tester responsible for the development of test cases to verify the functionality of Guidewire Applications (PolicyCenter and Billing Center) and the output as generated on documentation. Also responsible for linking test cases to business/systems requirements to ensure traceability. Provide input into or execute automated test scripts. Will also execute regression test cases, log defects and the creation of testware. This role operates specifically in the Guidewire (Policy Sales & Administration) Domain.


  • Analyses and develops the proper test coverage with the Business Analyst
  • Responsible for creating and executing test scripts
  • Identify and create necessary test data
  • Checking test results and logging defects.
  • Analyse test failures
  • Analyse metrics for quality assessment
  • May work with Business Analyst to influence and monitor User Acceptance Testing.
  • Tracking and monitoring of errors and test results with project team
  • Weekly and testing progress reports sent to management for overall testing reporting
  • Responsibilities may require After hours and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported

What will make you successful in this role?

Qualifications And Experience

  • Minimum of 2-3 years testing experience
  • Testing certification (ISTQB – Foundation certificate)
  • Previous experience in tools like JIRA, Xray, Zephyr or HP Quality Centre
  • Experience in software testing methodologies (agile, waterfall, functional and non-functional), test planning, test cases development, execution of test cases
  • Experience in developing test cases and test scenarios from use cases and/or requirements specifications
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Possesses good understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance concepts across the SDLC and the TDLC
  • Understands test metrics and how they are used for decision support
  • Has experience with Requirements Management, Test Management and Defect Management Tools
  • Some basic experience with XML
READ:   Data Engineer


  • Able to provide input to improve test methodology / processes
  • Review functional requirements
  • Define test scenarios
  • Tracking of Test coverage and clearance progress
  • Provides input to standard test metrics and reporting
  • Able to prioritize defects with development team Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Good communication skills (write and read English)
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Is a good team player

Qualification And Experience

Degree or Diploma with 2 to 4 years related experience.

Knowledge And Skills

Regression testing and scripts

System testing, analysis and reviews

Business Requirements

Logs and tracks and resolves defects

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy – Contributing independently

Decision quality – Contributing independently

Plans and aligns – Contributing independently

Optimises work processes – Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation – Contributing independently

Customer focus – Contributing independently

Drives results – Contributing independently

Collaborates – Contributing independently

Being resilient – Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

READ:   Restaurant Manager

Our commitment to transformation

  • Seniority level


  • Employment type


  • Job function

    Health Care Provider

  • Industries

    Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services