Assurance Capability Lead

  • Location

    Telford, Shropshire

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Darlington

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  • Job ref:

    Assurance Manager_1581518151

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

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Assurance Capability Lead

Duration: 6 months

Location: Telford (80%) Client Site (20%)


Will be the assurance capability lead (transient role)
*Implementation and co-ordination of the End-to-End Assurance and Test Strategy in the systems development life cycle

  • Ensures releases to production environments are fully compliant to assurance standards and E-2E service SLA's/KPI's
  • Provision of technical direction and governance (for Assurance and Testing), liaison with the HMRC test authority to ensure consistent interpretation of our mutual test strategies
  • Innovative assurance solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Product delivery implementation activities, managing deliverables, project budgets, planning and forecasting, involved in recruitment and rotation plans, Providing test direction for the area
  • Champion good assurance practices across DG: Masterclasses Coach/mentor Assurance strategy

DG representative to external bodies where assurance required

  • Analysing new work and changes to existing projects to estimate the effort

needed and to determine people and test environment requirements Producing the project test strategy and/or test approach Creating detailed test schedules, including identifying the dependencies on other areas Ensuring all subordinate test documentation is produced by the appropriate individual and reviewed Planning and managing all test stages for the project including co-ordination with external teams and attending project checkpoint meetings Authorising the completion of test stages and arranging sign-off with the client and other key stakeholders Coaching and mentoring more inexperienced TM/TLs.








Mandatory tech skills:

Proven track record in software assurance, tools and technique working with delivery & service teams and T&RS specialists.Test Management, Agile, Testing methodologies

Microsoft Project/OWB, ISEB Practitioner or equivalent

Mandatory business skill:

Test Management skills (incl testing types, methodologies and testing life cycles) to include awareness of industry standards, Leadership and communication skills, Delegation and prioritisation skills Automated testing skills (IBM Rational tool set)

Candidate must hold Active SC Clearance or be willing to undergo relevant checks.