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Test Lead

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  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/04/2018
  • Job reference: J384213A

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Test Lead
Telford

Responsibilities:

  • You will ensure the team adopts a consistent approach to the Development and Testing activities embracing up-to-date practices based on optimising the use of automation throughout project delivery and service operations.
  • You will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Development, Assurance and Testing activities through continuous process improvement
  • You will undertake the Line Management of a mixed team of junior to more experienced personnel, providing support for them to grow their capabilities and acting as a mentor/coach where applicable.
  • You will encourage the principle of self-organising teams within an effective governance framework with a risk based approach to provide high quality software in a cost effective and timely manner
  • You will have accountability for the adherence of quality assurance, Dev and Test Processes standards across the Development/Testing team and act as the escalation point within the team
  • You will ensure Release or Service Development and Test Approaches are produced, maintained, conform to Delivery Group standards and are followed by the team
  • You will support the front-end process; including validation of the delivery approach and estimation
  • You will work closely with the Delivery Architecture team to ensure compliance to the various architectural definitions and strategies
  • You will encourage the development and sharing of good practice and promote on-going continuous process improvement.

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

  • Extensive experience in developing and leading IT delivery staff in a large, complex IT environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading multiple teams across multiple locations.
  • Experience managing usage of Development and/or Test Automation tooling and processes - such as Sonarcube, Selenium Web-driver, SoapUI, Cucumber etc.
  • In-depth experience of TDD and BDD.
  • Experience of developing and testing solutions in Cloud environments.
  • Experience of introducing Test Automation - including in a 'legacy' IT context.
  • Has a deep understanding of how business processes are integrated with IT services and the challenges involved in doing so.
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile Delivery Frameworks.
  • Proactive, strong leader who has a proven ability to collaborate with staff at all levels.
  • Good communicator with strong presentation skills.
  • Mentoring and Coaching of less-experienced staff to pass on knowledge.
  • Desirable Knowledge, Criteria and Skills
  • Experience of working with Pega and/or Documentum in an agile environment.
  • Has an understanding and knowledge of how IT architecture impacts delivery processes and quality.
  • ECM Practitioner certification
  • Has a working knowledge of agile and Lean concepts as applied at scale;
  • Holds the values of the Agile Manifesto and applies the principles behind the Agile Manifesto.
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certification or equivalent (or if applying internally be prepared to achieve this within 6 months of taking up duty).