Test Lead

Test Lead
Dublin Permanent Office Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My client is looking for an experienced Test Lead with 5+ years' experience to join their growing team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the QA team responsible for the testing of policy administration system & integrated systems across multiple technologies and platforms.
  • Manage the full systems test lifecycle for a series of concurrent projects using best practice methodology.
  • Plan and manage on-going enhancements to existing test infrastructure managing costs, resources, and delivery schedules in collaboration with the Test Environment Manager
  • Identify and drive opportunities for test excellence to maximise test coverage and reduce execution times, including identifying opportunities to extend automated testing where appropriate.
  • Drive QA process improvements within the QA team
  • Coordinate, plan and provide guidance on the Business Acceptance Test strategy, ensuring appropriate test coverage and no duplication of effort with the FIT phase
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent feedback, project delivery and priority management.
  • Manage & support the team, coaching and mentoring to ensure they have clear objectives and are motivated to achieve maximum potential.
  • Ensure the team are following QA Best Practices and work closely with the QA Practice Lead to ensure any tooling/test approaches are in line with the overall QA strategy
  • Support the QA planning and estimation for test activities for subsequent EBA releases
  • Distribute work across the team in an effective and challenging way to ensure skill transfer and cross functional capability to support client needs.
  • Manage & coordinate the efficient usage of the EBA test environments in close collaboration with the Test Environment Manager
  • Provide regular QA status updates to key stakeholders
  • Monitor efficiency of resource use within the QA team
  • Support regulatory/audit/security QA internally and with external partners as needed

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Experience devising effective test strategies for complex systems
  • Strong Web-application testing experience
  • Expert at leading and managing a team of dispersed QA Engineers, supporting, and ensuring high quality and on-time consistent delivery of software
  • Experience leading QA teams that consist of both manual and automation engineers
  • Experience working closely with Automation team members to devise efficient test strategies leveraging automation to decrease the manual testing effort
  • Proven ability to improve and refine on existing test strategies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills
  • Deep understanding of modern QA tools and best practice standards
  • Previous experience working in Financial Services.
  • Experience managing the coordination of UAT test effort to ensure there an efficient overall test approach
  • Experience working with 3rd Party Vendors and defining QA governance criteria

Educational Requirements

  • 3rd level qualification in a relevant degree.

Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Pension
  • Holiday

Consultant Details

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Name: Luke Prendergast
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Tel: 01 2866666
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