Test Manager

Test Manager

6 month initial contract

Based in London

90% On-site work

DV Cleared

Inside IR35

£500 - £600 per day DOE

*Please note this role requires DV Clearance

Job Description

The role will be focused on multi-tiered programme that is looking for a proactive Test Manager with 5+ years' experience (preferably with a back history in system engineering), and be responsible for the delivery of successful projects and programmes via a testing focus for the end client. The role will require someone with strategic thinking but with the drive to continue hands-on testing activities when required

Main Duties:

Responsible for ensuring all change projects and programmes develop appropriate test and transition management plans in collaboration with the operating business unit(s), delivery managers and internal.

  • external stakeholders to address the identified impacts for all change initiatives in preparation for release.

  • Coach and mentor any stakeholders involved or connected to the test and transition practices, assuring the readiness of the business for change and identify associated risks and issues.

  • Work with the Solution Delivery and Change Teams to agree testing approaches, tooling and issue mitigations identified within the various testing events

Required Skills

  • At least 5 years work experience of performing a system test / engineering role;

  • Extensive experience with Test Automation

  • 2 years' experience in Programme Testing Management

  • Strategic and technical leadership to support delivery of testing

  • Analysis and definition of effective test strategy

  • Applications of testing knowledge with Waterfall/ Agile methodologies

  • Broad experience of technology domains;

  • Software and systems integration

  • Windows Server 2008/2012/2016

  • Active Directory

  • Group Policy Objects

  • VMware

  • SharePoint 2012/2016

  • MS Exchange

  • Bespoke application code

  • Bespoke software code

  • Cisco networking systems

  • Demonstrable experience in IT systems testing and assurance activities

  • Good working knowledge and experience of Security Enforcing technologies;

  • Good working knowledge and experience of secure gateway solutions providing interconnectivity to external 'untrusted' networks;