Test Project Delivery Manager (IT)

The SmartList
11 Nov 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Test Delivery Manager Full Time/ Permanent Salary: 49,300 - 57,100 Location: Cambridge An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Test DeliveryManager to join the BTS Value Testing Services Team. The successfulcandidate will responsible for leading and managing all testing activityon assigned Technology Projects, ensuring that the right testing isperformed by the right teams and at the right stage of the softwaredevelopment life cycle, effectively managing both test teams andstakeholders, and directly supporting the Head of Quality in thedelivery of technology solutions that are of the required quality. Who we are: Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three examboards and carries out leading edge research in education. BTS is theorganisations' IT department and we partner with the business to defineand develop strategic business applications. It is important that the work we do is achieves the objectives of thebusiness and our teams always strive to deliver the best outcomepossible. We use commercial software packages and also writeapplications in-house and design solutions for our customers. We areenquiring, driven and always ready for a challenge. This is not just an IT department within a business, BTS is an integraland pivotal part of the business upon which every capability of thebusiness, and therefore our customers, rely upon. What you will be doing You will define and maintain cohesive, risk based, Test Approachesreflecting the specific context of assigned Projects. Those approachesare to include all test phases/types required to sufficiently mitigateall identified and perceived risks associated with the solution beingdelivered You will monitor, manage and deliver all testing activities forassigned Projects on time and within budget (this relates specificallyto the ability to execute the planned testing and not the outcome ofthat testing) You will ensure that the Project plans adequately represent the testactivity that needs to be delivered and sufficient budget is allocated,or escalate as required Through engage of BTS Testing Services, in line with published SLAs,you will ensure that any test resource required to deliver theactivities on your Projects are secured You will also have responsibility for the effective matrix managementof test resources on variable software engineering and testing servicesteams assigned to your projects We will be looking for you to provide advice and recommendations forimproving the likely outcome of testing, to Project Managers and theHead of Quality, regarding assigned projects, their lifecycle and theirtechnical details A key point of interaction will be with Business Stream stakeholdersin relation to test activities and status relating to assigned projects Over and above your project aligned work, you will also identify andrecommend improvements to Technology departmental processes andpractices In all cases, you will work collaboratively with colleagues across BTSto ensure good customer service to the Business What we are looking for: The candidate will have extensive experience of software testing,giving them the confidence to effectively and consistently answer thefollowing questions : what needs testing and why? Who needs to test andwhy? When does testing need to happen and why? How to test and why? Youwill consider yourself an excellent tester. You will also come with rich experience of complex softwareengineering challenges relating to the introduction and integration ofnew systems and infrastructures into existing technology landscape. Thisis expected to include Customer facing portals and applciations, networkand telephony, Data Centre infrastructure, Enterprise classapplications, database systems and open source technologies. You will have experience of test automation and know itsappropriateness and limitations You will also have working knowledge of Test Management tools (e.g. HPALM, qTest) and Application Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. JIRA) Working knowledge of Collaboration tools including SharePoint, Lync,Yammer, Webex, etc. will be of valuable to us We are looking for someone who has commercial awareness and experienceof managing 3rd party suppliers Someone that has knowledge of Context Driven Testing will be wellpositioned to contribute positively to achieving the department visiontesting within BTS The role will be required to positively influence the behaviour of theresources assigned to your projects, as well as those who may be asenior in grade and experience such as project and programmestakeholders and the Technology Senior Management Team (SMT); therefore,it is important that you feel confident in driving forward thediscussions relating to testing across this broad range of stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewardedwith a competitive salary and benefits. Benefits Generous contributory pension 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers Cycle scheme Subsidised canteens Support for professional qualificationsWork/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, andwe offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, whichsuit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of anyflexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we cansupport you.The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 November 2017 andinterviews will be held during week commencing 27 November 2017 - provided by Dice JIRA, MATRIX MANAGEMENT, SHAREPOINT, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SOFTWARE TESTING