Chibuzor Obilom

Chibuzor Obilom

Senior Test/QA Engineer in Lagos, he/him


I have spent the last 11+ years in Nigeria's tech ecosystem working across several domains comprising fintech, payments, payments infrastructure, remittances, and IT services, while working with companies like RightClick, Vatebra, NIBSS, Flutterwave, and M-KOPA.

Notable achievements in my career include tangible involvements in the building of reputable industry applications like CentralPay, CMMS, mCASH, NCS, ICAD, eBillsPay, I'm Alive, GSI, BVN, and NIP.

My career has also witnessed a decent number of firsts and historical moments - like when I certified Nigeria's first Android POS and tested the Biometric Authentication API for interbank ATM and PoS transactions.

My expertise has directly benefitted the Federal Government of Nigeria, Kenya's IPSL, WAEC, MOHOIS Ghana, Reddington Hospital, Union Bank, Wema Bank, Diamond Bank, GTBank (in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Kenya), Forte Oil, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, etc., and has spanned the African continent - as far as Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa.



Work Experience

2022 — Now

Providing subject matter expertise in Software Quality for M-KOPA's applications (including web portals, microservices, APIs and mobile apps) while carrying out different types of testing to ensure the release of high-quality software.

2021 — 2021
Lagos, Nigeria

Played a lead role and introduced tangible structural improvements in the form of quality processes and standards for testing Flutterwave's backend.

2019 — 2020
Lagos, Nigeria

Worked with technical leadership to shift NIBSS QA/STLC away from 'manual only' testing while applying Agile Testing techniques and Scrum to improve Enterprise Software Quality.

2019 — 2019
Lagos, Nigeria

Kickstarted NIBSS’ digital transformation journey by laying the foundation for the adoption of DevOps and Agile methodologies, while setting up optimised application support and operations processes within the enterprise.

2017 — 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

Was part of a three-man team that served the Nigerian financial sector vis-a-vis ensuring high quality on several platforms used by financial institutions, non-financial institutions, and the general public.

2014 — 2017
Lagos, Nigeria

Collaborated with the software engineers to ensure that the products the company built for its pan-African clients aligned with business requirements and software defects were promptly resolved.

2012 — 2014
Lagos, Nigeria

Conducted software testing, formal and informal product design reviews throughout the company’s SDLC to provide feedback on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, and potential issues - on award-winning web applications.



Course on design thinking, product thinking, and agile execution.

ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management from APMG International

Information Technology Infrastructure Library - ITIL v3 Foundation - Credential ID 04014976-01-WEF4

ISTQB - Certified Tester Foundation Level from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Credential ID 00204190


2022 — Now
Lagos, Nigeria

Guiding new and experienced software testers in Nigeria to the next level in their careers

2018 — 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

Team Member - 2018 Annual Conference Committee

2013 — 2016


2004 — 2008
BSc. in Biochemistry at Imo State University
Owerri, Nigeria