Quality Assurance and Testing Lead

Sanderson Recruitment Plc
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
For my retail banking client a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance and Testing Lead to join the Customer Service, Payments and Fraud team in Edinburgh. In this role you will be responsible for setting and developing an automated test QA framework, for the selection of QA tools, the definition of a test approach, recruitment of a QA function and ensuring all CIO QA uses the framework, tools and approach. Key responsibilities: QA Professional and Technology Leader specialising in all areas of Quality Assurance & Testing. Provide expertise for the QA Domain across the Bank and report directly to CIO leadership team. Leadership for QA function in the use of target test approach and QA best practices. Owner of the target test approach, associated tools and frameworks. Ensures re-usability of framework Responsible for keeping approach and frameworks up to date in line with Industry trends, emerging technologies and best practice. Is the Bank's thought leader in QA/Testing. Building a strong test engineering team through the recruitment, development and retention of test engineering and Governance of the use of target test approach to ensure continuing alignment by programmes. Stakeholder management at a programme level to aid adoption of test approach and articulating the key benefits. Technical expertise in assessing and identifying tools used to support of the test approach. Continuous improvement of the test approach and frameworks. Assess feedback from QA teams and provide guidance to ensure optimal use of the approach while improving the approach where necessary. Required skills/ experience: Ability to set a vision for QA and see it implemented across multiple programmes. Domain expert in QA having worked at an Enterprise Test level in large organisations. Expert knowledge of Industry QA Test Approaches and Automation Frameworks. Track record of having improved QA functions by focusing on the people, process and tools. Expert in all areas of testing Expert knowledge of Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD Stakeholder Management Leadership qualities Excellent communication skills at all levels.