Test Lead / Test Manager / Programme Test Manager

IBM Client Innovation Centre Thames Valley
From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
07 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
The IBM Client Innovation Centre Thames Valley is looking for talented, experienced Test Leads / Test Managers to work within our dynamic and rapidly expanding test team. Testing will follow standard methodologies and procedures for a range of solutions including front- and back-office enterprise, mobile apps and web based applications. Projects will vary in nature between: development, maintenance and support; and involve working on implementations, upgrades, releases and patches of software packages, as well as bespoke applications. Skills & Experience Candidates will ideally have a degree (classification 2:2 or above). IBM Client Innovation Centre Thames Valley is seeking individuals to work on projects in the following areas: Functional and Non-functional testing including Planning, Preparation and Test Execution for System Test; Integration Test; User acceptance; Regression; Performance; Operational Acceptance testing; Application Security. We are also looking for individuals who have experience of Automation, Device and Digital testing, using a variety of test tools and techniques, as well as test management. Test Lead / Test Manager candidates will have a proven track record delivering testing concepts and methods, including integration, system, user acceptance, and regression testing, and awareness of system environments, browsers and technologies and or any other of the aforementioned aspects of test. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, along with finely tuned analytical and problem solving skills, a clear client focus, and will demonstrate their ability to: Help in analysis of client specifications and definition of test strategy, test plans and test cases Configure test environments and execute automated and manual tests Carry out functional, scale, performance and stress tests Ensure software is fit for purpose through defect and vulnerability detection Manage and maintain test results, defects and resolutions Support development and implementation across the software pipeline (SDLC) Programme Test Managers (Salary £60,774) will demonstrate their ability to: Manage the full test lifecycle including Non Functional Test (Performance, OAT and Security) Excellent PM skills and client stakeholder management which has been proven in large complex system integration environments Good planning skills and flexible to come up with innovative ideas on how to plan and execute testing Understands Retail Banking and has worked within the industry Is capable of handling difficult client situations and can articulate problems in client language, simplistically to get messages across Can manage large teams of people and has a proven track record of motivating teams Will be responsible for forecasting financials for a Portfolio of work. Candidates will also display An excellent attention to detail and a desire to deliver quality products An ability to pro-actively take ownership of and resolve problems as and when they arise A flexible approach to work and a 'can do' attitude The aptitude to rapidly acquire new skills The ability to work constructively as part of a team Drive and enthusiasm. About the posts These posts are offered as 23 month fixed term role. All applicants must hold a UK work permit or visa valid for a two year period prior to applying. How candidates apply Send a CV and a separate cover letter (in Word) explaining in not more than 400 words how you meet the criteria, as well as outlining current salary and notice period. How candidates are assessed Candidates will need to complete an online test and screening call and if successful, attend an assessment centre (run monthly from Jan. 2017). If a candidate passes all the initial stages, a final technical telephone interview will be held The IBM Client Innovation Centre UK, which is a wholly owned and new subsidiary of IBM. In 2013, IBM opened 3 centres in Europe - France (Lille), Germany (Magdeburg) and Netherlands (Groningen). IBM Client Innovation Centre UK opened early 2015 and is located in Leicester in the East Midlands (Head Office). IBM Client Innovation Centre Thames Valley is one of three brand new satellite centres delivering new project activity in the UK, the other two are based in Hursley (near Winchester) and Preston. As part of IBM’s globally integrated capability network, the centres have been created to deliver an industry-leading range of innovative technology services and provide deep technical and industry expertise to local IBM clients across public and private sectors. The rise of Big Data, analytics, cloud and mobile technologies is changing the way companies work and interact with their customers. To meet this increasing demand for flexible software capabilities that harness the benefits of these new technologies, the Centres provide high value application development, application maintenance and systems integration services for a range of leading businesses. For our employees, the centres have the opportunity of an entrepreneurial start-up, but with the support of the world's largest IT and consulting services company. The work environment is fast paced and dynamic, buzzing with innovation and invention. Here, people co-operate and learn from each other in an open and collaborative culture. The Centres offer a unique experience for talented and ambitious graduates and professionals who are keen to build their skills fast. It’s a place for people with real enthusiasm and a passion for IT. People who are always prepared to challenge and ask questions. People who want to explore what’s possible. The IBM Client Innovation Centre Thames Valley, we are hiring for IBM clients in the Thames Valley and we expect our recruits to work flexibly at IBM nominated client locations along the M4 . When hiring will start Note that hiring will start from Jan 2017. This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/66829286

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