Senior Director - R&D Testing (behavioral-driven-development)

Recruiter
PAREXEL
Location
Bestwood Village, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
12 Oct 2019
Ref
1236759087
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose: The Senior Director -R&D Testing is responsible for the overall strategy, approach and execution of testing across Paraxel Informatics R&D organization. The Senor Director is responsible for establishing policy and ensuring adherence to that policy across a distributed test team, working on multiple product lines. The Senior Director will stay abreast of the latest testing approaches and will ensure that PAREXEL technology products are delivered with the highest quality in the most efficient and automated way.Key Accountabilities:Delivery • Assure the delivery of testing across multiple product lines, including a mix of the latest cloud technology and several older legacy applications• Work with Engineering delivery teams to establish best practice approaches across multiple geographies• Define engineering-wide environment & toolchain strategy for QABudget • Ensure test delivery is in line with Product budgets• Lead on operational improvement activities and manage ROITeam Management • Lead the functional discipline of Testing• Manage the transition of the test team from manual to automated approaches • Establish training, mentoring and other programmes to develop the test capability Process • Lead on transformational initiatives to improve the efficiency of the engineering delivery• Embed a quality first approach across the engineering group• Stay abreast of the latest advances in test approach and test automation. Work with the team to implement such approaches where applicable • Provide thought leadership for the test capability and the wider business• Own and operate R&D risk management• Active participation, leadership and contribution to audit process• Manage the R&D Quality Investigations processStrategy• Participate in the evolution of wider Engineering strategy• Own the test strategy and approach for the Informatics R&D groupAuthority• Test authority - approve test approach within product groupsQualificationsSkills:• Strong team leadership skills and influencing skills• A robust technical background in test execution and leadership, in particular in the delivery of software products• Excellent communication skills operating at all levels of the business• Ability to plan and manage multiple distributed teams• Strong people management and development skills• Solid financial and commercial awarenessKnowledge and Experience:• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of the Product Development Lifecycle• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of using Agile methods. (SAFe is desirable)• Experience of managing multiple teams in a global/matrix organization• Experience in leading the testing of technology software products• Current knowledge of the latest automated testing approaches• Experience in business transformation• A proven track record of delivering of complex systems• Experience of delivering software within a regulated environment (desirable)• Experience of developing and mentoring staff

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