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Test Manager

Netherlands, Utrecht
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1st May 2016

Test Manager (Netherlands, Utrecht)



Role summary:

  • Test leadership within a cross-functional development team, with a hands-on component as well as managerial. This means you will own the creation and execution of test plans, using the correct tools, processes and practices, monitoring and reporting results and progress and providing coaching where applicable. Desired General/Process Skills:
  • 6+ year experience as a QA Test Engineer, with at least 2 years in Test Manager roles.
  • Deep interest in ensuring maximum quality software deliveries in mission critical, high-availability enterprise products.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of Software Quality Assurance, including the Testing Lifecycle and the challenges of testing complex, highly performing and high quality software systems.
  • Able to work hands-on in technical testing, as well as managing the test activities and working towards process improvement.
  • Experienced in testing complex distributed systems, in multiple testing domains, including Functional, Integration, Migration, Performance Testing, Rollout preparation, Automated Testing.
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary projects, with proven track record of delivery on time, budget and within quality metrics.
  • Excellent communication skills — able to interface with multiple groups across the company, sometimes in multiple international locations.
  • Excellent level of English (eliminatory), both spoken and written; at ease working collaboratively with Developers, Business Analysts, PMs and other stakeholders.
  • Relevant QA background in the financial services industry (ideallypayment systems).
  • Full understanding of the software development lifecycle (In Waterfall or Agile)
  • Able to analyze requirement documents, understand software architectures and write in-depth test plans and test cases, as well as defect reports.
  • Good planning and organizing skills, proficient in the use of both MS Project and Excel to create and maintain detailed deliverables, including test monitoring and reporting.
  • Capable of analyzing data from your team and keeping track of progress and deviations.
  • Proactive, actively chasing inputs, with drive to facilitate and help unblock test activities.
  • At ease managing the test workflow, analyzing changes and risks and prioritizing in a fast changing environment.
  • Able to help continuously improve Testing/QA maturity, while still being pragmatic and results orientated, focusing on producing results and meeting goals.
  • Able to provide advice and guidance to your team, from a QA perspective, ensuring that standards are followed consistently throughout the software development lifecycle.

Technical Skills:

  • Good experience with PL/SQL, Java.
  • Experience in Windows/Unix and shell programming skills (Java, Bash, Perl, Batch scripting, SOAP, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of the benefits of using Automated Testing and only when appropriate.
  • Past experience creating and maintaining complex, automated post-build regression tests.
  • Able to design automated testing across application layers using UI, API, Integration and Unit tests, with relevant tools and frameworks.
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Outlook).
  • Familiar with industry leading QA products like HP Quality Center, SoapUI, JMeter or equivalent.
  • Experience with Jira, including for requirements, task and defect lifecycle management.
  • Experience with some of the following tools: Selenium, Maven, SQLDeveloper/TOAD, Testlink.

Highly Appreciated:

  • Experience in leading multi-discipline, multi-location virtual teams(desirable). Efficient interacting with stakeholders in multiple time zones and locations.
  • Relevant Test Management certification (s) like ISTQB CTAL-TM or similar.
  • Knowledge of TMMi and CMMI.
  • Experience setting up Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines.
  • Experience with relevant financial industry simulators/emulators.
  • Willing to travel occasionally, if required for on-site presence on customer premises.

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