At the start of his career, Mpumelelo Dhlamini hadn’t yet been exposed to the Quality Assurance profession – but once he gained some insight into Test Automation, he knew he wanted to pursue a professional career in this field.
As a Senior Consultant within the Quality Assurance division of Saratoga, Mpumelelo is currently performing quality assurance and testing as a Test Analyst for a client project. Quality Assurance is a crucial step in the solution delivery life cycle, and is a core offering within Saratoga’s solution delivery services.
For Mpumelelo, career advancement and skills development have always been an important part of his journey in Quality Assurance. “I’ve always been responsible for enhancing my skill set, you have to take ownership of your own progress and development”. His approach to development as a ‘life-long learner’, has benefited from the culture of continuous learning within Saratoga. “Being a Saratogan to me means being part of a team with great skills that I can leverage.”
Beyond training and skills development, Mpumelelo believes in the power of knowledge sharing with his colleagues and peers across the solution delivery industry. “I would encourage people to embrace knowledge sharing, and to share ideas and insights with their colleagues”. Mpumelelo finds a culture of sharing and learning when cultivated in a team can be very motivational, and contributes to an interesting and inspiring work environment.
While Mpumelelo spends a great deal of his time working on client projects and in client environments, he stays connected with his Saratoga community through regular internal communications and events – “ensuring that you still feel part of the Saratoga team, even when you aren’t at the offices”.
We’re always looking for talented Software Quality Analysts, Business Analysts and Software Developers to join our teams in Gauteng and Cape Town. To find out more about our current available opportunities, take a look at our open roles.