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Environment Test Manager - Corsham - Corsham, Wiltshire

Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Location: Corsham, Wiltshire
Job type: Contract
Sector: IT Defence, Testing

Description

Test Environment Manager

MOD Corsham

SC Cleared

6 Months Rolling

Test Environments Manager

This specific role requested from the iTSP is to provide a Test Environments manager to continue to embed and support the Test capability within IT&T, and to support the transition to the longer term ISS resource provision once that has been sourced.

Activities:

The role reports to the iTSP Test Lead and as part of the IT&T Capability will create and manage the pan-project E2E Test Environment plan that incorporates appropriate MSP and authority environments including where appropriate, the connections to the Test VPN. This will include overall governance, scheduling including demand, prioritisation and/or escalation of Environment conflicts.

This is a delivery focussed, hands-on Test Environments role that requires the ability to:

  • Create and manage the pan-project Test Environment plan that incorporates all MSP authority SIT, Pre-Prod environments including the Test VPN.
  • Work upward/outwards with the enterprise architecture team to ensure that the growth and management of the test environments keeps pace with current architectural thinking and with the R&D team/live support to ensure the path to live is protected
  • Provide environment governance including configuration, change, capacity and availability management, define and operate an environment management process that includes prioritisation, conflict/contention resolution and escalation as appropriate.
  • Liaise across the portfolio alongside the Technical Integration lead to provision test environments as part of Service Design Packs
  • Initiate remedial actions resulting from, Test metrics as appropriate and agreed with the Authority.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in managing test environments efficiently and resolving conflicts when resources are required by more than one team
  • Service management experience to include: configuration management, capacity management, availability management, conformance
  • Able to develop and use various methods of presenting test environment metrics and measures across disparate portfolios of work, showing the use and effectiveness of the environments (rather than the just the allocation of the environments)
  • Experience of delivering in a formal process framework.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Experience of working with third party suppliers

Desirable Skills:

  • ISEB Service Management
  • Conflict Resolution when there are disputes about use of environments when work overruns
  • Defence/Public Sector knowledge
  • Current SC clearance
Environment Test Manager - Corsham

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