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Software Testing Officer at University of Maryland

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  • Bachelors’ degree in Information/Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 year’s working experience in software development.
  • Advanced skills in SQLite, MYSQL and Microsoft SQL Server databases and Knowledge of Cloud platform solutions.
  • Excellent program testing and trouble-shooting skills, user support and training both on existing and new systems.
  • Experience working with Windows, Linux based systems and ODK-X tools
  • Up-to-date knowledge of software test design and testing methodologies
  • Rich understanding of using Github to control software versions.
  • Experience with mobile survey configuration using ODK.
  • Solid understanding of health information systems such as IQCare and KenyaEMR.
  • Experience with HIV case-based surveillance

Added advantage will include:

  • Experience working with ODK, Kobo Toolbox, CommCare and QED ScanForm
  • Knowledge on Case Based Surveillance
  • An experience in a medical research organization in Software Testing Officer position

Desirable Qualities

  • Must have attention to detail, high levels of intuition and a good work ethic
  • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study/system goals and its implementation.
  • Willingness to learn new tools, experiment and research, document every work performed.
  • Experience performing quality assurance procedures;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, with good interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in managing/ensuring data quality
  • Ability and willingness to learn additional skills on the job
  • High qualities of public relation and able to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to create user, application and technical documentation
  • Must have good organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • =Responsible for designing and configuring survey questionnaires using ODK tools
  • Helps in data collection, collation ,report generation
  • Analyze study needs and customize software solutions
  • Providing assistance to company staff or clients with technology-related issues
  • Installing and configuring new technology to be used by the company, such as hardware, operative systems, and programs or applications
  • Writing reports on the status of all hardware and software in the company.
  • Implementing and assisting on the roll out of new applications or operating systems
  • Troubleshooting systems and applications
  • Setting up profiles, emails, and issuing access passes for new employees and assisting in all password-related issues
  • Perform any other duty as allocated by the supervisor.

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