QA – Programme Test Manager

Recruiter
Expleo Group
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Not disclosed
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Overview

You will manage the delivery of large end to end programmes of work, along with the defined work packages to the client and provide effective management to teams and give guidance to others and key business users. You will direct and manage the full project-life cycle, setting standards for assignments and applications. You will provide management for the team in planning, designing, and developing frameworks and procedures relating to quality whilst meeting on-time and on-budget project goals.
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Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies and directs teams with diverse scope on complex programmes of work.
  • Facilitation of workshops and requirement gathering sessions and able to describe the level of risk associated with various projects.
  • Ensures that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off, proactively aims to achieve personal and team utilisation targets.
  • Uses project planning tools and participates in the identification of and planning for future resource needs. Develops a fit-for-purpose reporting mechanism.
  • Responsible for overall test plan design and processes, applying, articulating and constructing business specific end to end scenarios, defining standards for the development of test scripts, deployment and reuse.
  • Specifies the test environment for the whole life-cycle testing and ensuring it reflects business requirements for execution. Consults with key business stakeholders to ensure application design is optimised for testability.
  • Allocates and co-ordinates test schedules, work and resource plans; managing progress of all activities against the plan, managing own deliverables and that of others to meet delivery deadlines.
  • Provides quality assurance evaluation estimates on various projects, including the ability to execute vision, goals and direction of a team/teams.
  • Diagnoses problems and probes underlying issues to generate multiple potential solutions.
  • Can proactively anticipate and prevent problems, facilitates buy-in and guides implementation of corrective and/or preventive actions for complex issues. Identifies potential consequences and risk levels.
  • Creates quality assurance procedures and user instructions to ensure a reusable process and tools approach. Defines and implements quality process improvements and metrics focused on defect prevention.
  • Advises on risk assessment and risk management strategies for projects or release level.
  • Inputs into proof of concept exercises and assists sales with pre-sales collateral. Identifies opportunities to expand client assignments

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
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Desirable:

  • Project Management qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Advanced
  • Programming skills
  • Additional course or certification in Quality Assurance

Skills

  • Excellent client-facing skills – advising clients and clearly communicating the benefits of implementing specific quality assurance solutions and identifying areas to add value
  • People management skills
  • Team work and emotional intelligence
  • Good self-management – continuous performance is both an objective and a mind-set
  • Has an innovative approach – a bold thinker and doer, matching creativity with vigilance

Experience

  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience with complex IT programmes.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge in quality assurance methodologies, applying standards and specialist quality assurance expertise to deliver whilst providing effective management to teams.
  • Extensive application/technology and domain knowledge and has recognised expertise in QA Management including participating in the identification of and planning for future resource needs
  • Experience in managing the change control procedure
  • Experience in providing technical management
  • Experience in diagnosing problems using formal problem-solving tools and techniques from multiple angles and probing underlying issues to generate multiple potential solutions

Benefits

  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and ours peers through good times and challenges.
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects
  • Expleo Academy – enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.

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