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IT Senior Test Manager


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IT Senior Test Manager

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

IT Senior Test Manager

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 test management solutions and capabilities across the group.

Key Accountabilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the projects by performing requirement analysis, creating Test strategy, Test designing documentation and reporting.
  • Gather and Interpret Business, Functional, Technical & Service Acceptance requirements to create Estimation and Plan for Functional & Automation End to End testing.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, training and mentoring to improve the quality and efficiency across project teams
  • Create detailed Functional & Automation Test plans and work breakdown structure plans to illustrate resource allocation and scheduling tasks.
  • Create Functional and Automation Test effort Estimations.
  • Organize the testing kick-off meeting
  • Develop and maintain automated scope and drive automation strategy.
  • Participate in regular meetings with senior stakeholders to communicate accomplishments, plans and issues as well as any risks to the project's progress
  • Develop and maintain Test schedules, track and manage project risks.
  • Work in an Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
  • Collaborate with service partners and suppliers to deliver projects to high quality, on time
  • Prepare test closure report
  • Track and manage test metrics such as Test effectiveness, coverage, productivity etc.
  • Support and Guide the team member on application queries
  • Review the project deliverables and status on the regular intervals and ensure smooth deliveries.
  • Provide Walkthrough to the business and dev team on Test Strategy /Approach and Test closure
  • Review the different Test phases to ensure smooth deliveries.
  • Develop and maintain Test schedules, track and forecast project costs and labour hours, and managed project risks
  • Maintain the project status always in green, experienced in project quality audits.
  • Support for the Testing solutions.
  • Sign off entry and exit criteria for components for which they are responsible
  • Manage Stakeholders- working closely with the PMs to ensure expectations are met
  • Provide status reports and updates
  • Ensure knowledge is recorded and shared
  • Ensure appropriate test processes and methodologies, implementing enhancements wherever appropriate
  • Perform Technical Analysis & defect management
  • Conduct defect analysis and product quality assessments based on functional defects.
  • Provide Weekly and Project Closure Reports and thresholds.
  • Support and Co-ordinate team onshore and offshore
  • Recommend and implement new and innovative approaches for Testing.
  • Collaboration with sponsors / stakeholders to ensure that all critical stakeholder interests are met. Building strong relationships with senior stakeholders within IT and Businesses.

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree Qualified (will consider strong candidates without also)

Essential Skills & Experience

The IT Senior Test Manager is a level-4 role requiring skills and experience in:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in IT (Ideally from a Banking Domain)
  • 5+ year's Test Management
  • Very good exposure in test management including defect Management & RAID management
  • Strong Understanding of Automation testing
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with ability to present complex ideas in clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical groups.
  • Strong Experience on leading large Testing team to ensure the deliverables meets the Project requirements and the specified quality and timeline parameter.
  • Experience in developing test strategy, Test planning, scheduling, allocation of test engineers to programs, ensuring test environment availability, generation of test reports, communication of test status and networking to coordinate test activities
  • Experience in delivering end to end testing in multiple projects.
  • Excellent Team management and stakeholder management skill.
  • Strong Leadership skills and be able to manage the managers and leaders under him.
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Experience in driving Continuous Improvements in the team/area
  • Ability to develop and nurture solution with limited (or changing) information
  • Report and escalate to management as needed

Key Competencies

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