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Senior Programme Test Manager

Damco Solutions

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 by Damco Solutions

Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position: End to End Programme Test Manager

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Duration: 6months +

Primary Skill: Test Management

Secondary Skill: Project Management


  • 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, Test coverage, Test 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
  • Conduct quality reviews/checks on all the test deliverables and provide the guidance and recommendations

Outsourcing Specific Responsibilities

  • QA Strategy & Planning
    • Test Strategy Production (inc. approach to all areas of QA, NFT etc)
    • Agreement of KPI's for reporting purposes
    • Alignment of QA to agreed Value Chain
    • Approach to Mocks, Dry Runs and Dress Rehearsals defined
    • Individuals test plans defined
    • Automation approach & framework agreed
    • 3rd party and incumbent engagement
    • QA Test Asset Production
      • Test Asset Definition and scoping including reviews with internal, incumbent, 3rd parties & TTM
      • Scenario and script production with associated business approval
      • Script automation selection
      • Test Data creation, alignment and management
      • Gated checkpoints to support entry criteria defined within Strategy phase
    • QA Test Execution
      • Test Execution (manual/automation)
      • Clear and transparent evidence capture
      • Defect Management Support and implementation
      • Regression Testing of Platinum Journeys
      • Data Verification for mocks, dry runs and dress rehearsals for migrations
    • QA Test Reporting
      • Reporting of test asset creation, including ambiguity analysis of requirements
      • Reporting of test execution including planned vs actual pass rate
      • Reporting against agreed KPI's across all phases of QA
    • QA Test Completion
      • Exit Criteria review sessions with internal, incumbents, 3rd parties & TTM
      • Defect Severity review sessions to support completion activity
      • Production, review and approval of Test Completion reports for each QA phase
      • Risk review and mitigation
      • Involvement in Business Readiness review sessions

Knowledge & Experience

  • 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

Outsourcing Specific Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have extensive experience of product migrations
  • Management of Outsourcer and their test teams in areas such as
    • Scope of testing for each phase
    • Scope of testing for each application
    • Further development of the test plans for each phase eg
      • Functional test plan
      • Automation test plan
      • NFR test plan (Performance security etc)
      • Acceptance Test plan
      • Management of Incumbents, 3rd parties and internal system/business owners
        • Interface with BOI 3rd parties (50+) to develop their test strategy, approach and plans in accordance with overall test strategy
        • Interface with 3xBOI Incumbents (Fi-serve, One Family & Alnova) to develop their test strategy, approach and plans in accordance with overall test strategy
        • Internal BOI discussions to develop their test strategy, approach and plans in accordance with overall test strategy

Reference: 1459290535

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