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IT Senior Automation Test SME-QA

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

IT Senior Automation Test SME-QA

Full time | Dublin | Ireland

Description of business unit

Group Technology & Customer Solutions comprises a number of key business areas: Group Customer Origination & Fulfilment, Group Customer Services, Group Services, IT@BOI, Group Information Security, Risk Management Support and the Group Portfolio Office. These businesses are supported by HR and Finance partners

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this role is to ensure the delivery of high quality automation solutions and capabilities across the group.

Key Accountabilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define and implement test automation strategy including roadmap, tools, framework & approach across project teams
  • Define Automation Strategy for the bank suitable for Agile, Waterfall and hybrid delivery model
  • Identifying and recommending the automated testing processes, tools and coding Standards
  • Consult and implement right-fit test automation approach based on the delivery model, technology and technical design for the application/project
  • Ensures Banks Automation strategy, standards & Tools are followed and continuously monitored, as well as implementing additional approaches to improve quality and efficiency
  • Define and Track key performance metrics for the automated testing
  • Provide leadership, guidance, training and mentoring to implement test automation across project teams
  • Oversee technological execution of the recommended automation solution roadmap across project teams
  • Participate in Design and Architectural reviews of proposed automation solutions across project teams
  • Evaluate and select best usage of test automation tools for different purposes
  • Work with DevOps team to deploy automation tests as part of the CI/CD process
  • Evaluate new technology options and Automation tools and predicts trends and develops long-range plans designed to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness
  • Collaboration with sponsors / stakeholders to ensure that all critical stakeholder interests are met. Building strong relationships with senior stakeholders within IT, Global Businesses, Finance.
  • Conduct POC and business cases for Automations in the project initiation phase

Essential Skills & Experience

The IT Automation Test Architect role is an L-4 level role requiring skills and experience in:

  • Strong knowledge of Test Automation and services as well as working experience in Agile, Waterfall and DevOps environment.
  • Solid experience in Automation area
  • Should have very good knowledge in programming language (Java, python, Perl, PowerShell, Groovy, Shell scripts and Bash)
  • Strong Experience with Automation tools like Selenium WebDriver, UFT and good understanding of GUI/Database/Web Service Automation.
  • Should have strong experience in Test Effort Estimations.
  • Should have strong knowledge in MAVEN, GIT, XML and JSON.
  • Very good knowledge in CI tools like JENKINS, HUDSON or TEAMCITY.
  • Experience managing financial and budgetary requirements.
  • Strong IT skills/understanding, including experiencing working with Information Security, integrated platforms and Infrastructure
  • Working experience with outsource IT suppliers and IT Design partners.
  • Pro-active, independent and ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Track record of continuous service improvement with tangible results impacting support, customer satisfaction, and cost.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with ability to present complex ideas in clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical groups.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed

Key Competencies

  • One Group, one team - 3. Leader
  • Customer Focused - 3. Leader
  • Manage Risk - 3. Leader
  • Accountable - 3. Leader
  • Champion Transformation - 3. Leader

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Closing date: Jan 28, 2020

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