49193 - Business Test Manager - Banking/Finance

Recruiter
Pontoon
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1180124817
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Business Test Manager

London

6 months

The program test manager is responsible for the overall test planning and execution of the Fund Accounting Change Program (FACP)

Principle

Responsibilities

Define, socialize and ensure a comprehensive approach to test planning is maintained including, but not limited to:

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test strategy, inclusive of all phases/types of testing agreed in scope. Derived from: Non-functional, Functional, Scrum, Integration, User/Business Acceptance, Model Office Testing, 3rd party/external entities, post implementation verification, etc.
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Impact analysis and estimation
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Environment (including data) demand and changes
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Alignment to enterprise goals
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Budgeting, reporting, signoffs and approvals
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Promotion and enablement of on-going test design workshops throughout the SDLC
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Development of artifacts and test assets to be approved and retained

Develop communication protocol including:

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Client engagement plan
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Stakeholder management plan
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Meeting cadence
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Reporting cadence
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Interaction model alignment
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Ensure collaborative teamwork from all teams (testing, development, and business) across multiple programs, multiple applications, and multiple business areas
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Project closure requirements
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Create program diagrams and/or workflows to be used for test planning, business communication, operational readiness and ongoing artifact documentation
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Identify and manage program level testing risks, actions, issues, dependencies (RAID) and timelines. Work with test managers and other program representatives to build mitigation plans.
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Serve as escalation point for testing issues, communicate appropriately and own to resolution
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Partner with release management function (where exists) to ensure testing is consulted on scope, timelines and production readiness.
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Participate in and enforce change control processes
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Participate in enterprise test forums such as Communities of Practice, etc.
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Support workstream test managers to ensure resources are properly coordinated and available during test cycles
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Provide test guidance to business teams during testing

Skillset

* HP ALM requirement

Ability to prioritise tasks while under pressure in a continually changing environment
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Aptitude for understanding large, complex, multi-tiered enterprise architectures
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Ability to successfully collaborate with virtual teams across multiple time zones/locations
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Ability to provide leadership and direction to various types of team members
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Ability to communicate effectively with senior managers and stakeholders
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Excellent coordination skills to bring together multiple contingents of testing
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Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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Ability to work in a process oriented environment
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Ability to work independently
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Ability to maintain a positive outlook and remain adaptable
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Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to identify options and solutions

Experience

Experience in functional and business test management, ideally in the financial sector, inclusive of:

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10 years in managing large complex initiatives/programs
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Minimum 7 years Project/Program test management experience
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Proven experience with SDLC and Agile practices
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Release Management experience is a benefit
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Formal test certification is a benefit but not mandatory

If your interested please call me on or email

N.B. This particular client requires that, if you are not a British Citizen, you must hold an EU Passport, Tier 1 Visa / HSMP, Dependency Visa, or Ancestry Visa for this particular vacancy or have Permanent Residency status in the UK - please specify in your response which of these you have.

Only suitable candidates need apply. If you have not received a response within a 48 hour period, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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