As a Manager you ll be in charge of the following responsibilities :
This is a key role within the CIS organization that is accountable for defining and implementing the new Global Testing methodology for Nucleus transformational programme.
This is a strategic role responsible for defining the cross countries and cross releases data analytics testing strategy and implementing a common testing framework that span all delivery phases.
This role has also to oversee the overall test management practice and alignment it with Vodafone processes. To drive and manage the test and acceptance at release and / or project level covering assembly, product, performance, user acceptance and regression testing wherever is required.
Provide assurance of Governance across all required test phases and adherence to acceptance protocol to guarantee solution quality, operational readiness within agreed KPIs and ultimately contribute to deliver customer satisfaction.
The Test Manager role will need to make sure that all the testing stream activities are in place and the different teams are working as expected to guarantee a successful delivery
Key activities will include :
Defining and implementing the new Global Testing methodology for Nucleus transformational programme that will be applicable for all 10 local markets roll-outs
Accountable for programme test approach, overall test plan, test roles and responsibilities matrix definition
Owning, managing and motivating location dispersed teams to deliver the E2E solution
Drive senior stakeholder management through the development of the programme
Overall testing governance at programme level
Assess testing impact and dependencies between transformational programmes and other ongoing projects and programmes
Define and measure project specific quality KPIs;
Understand, review and approve or QA the testing deliverables as per agreed roles and responsibilities
Test issues and risk management
Identify automation-testing opportunities to reduce cost of UAT and Regression testing. Automation scenarios review and approval
Test escalation management
Formally quality assures test plan, supplier planning and co-ordination and final test closure memo
Where required seeks clarity, informally reviews (by exception) and challenges in the interests of the customer.
Support the coordination and alignment with business streams at programme level for the definition and management of test and acceptance scenarios
Control of SI contract fulfilment through test activity related to the main releases which lead to formal acceptance of the solution
Provide the CAB approval for testing
Monitor the project schedule to meet the deadlines;
Accountable for contributions to lessons learnt to drive efficiencies and improvements
What you bring?
5 years proven experience of successful programme test / project management across international large and complex programmes on Data Analytics, Data Warehouse, BI.
Test Lead experience within Vodafone.
Experience in development and implementation of Data Analytics / Big Data test strategies and procedures. Focus on end-to-end Data Quality Management.
Understand the Data ingestion and transformation / load into the Cloud Platform (Mainly GCP)
Understanding the Data Warehousing and Testing and Migration principles
Understand GCP environment cost model, articulate test environment needs balancing between cost, project and test coverage required;
have an ability to understand complex, very large scale set of integrated databases (20+) and processes supporting multiple businesses
Understanding the Reconciliation and Data Quality principles
Experience of managing teams of IT and business specialists and working with 3rd party IT service providers
Ability to meet programme travel commitments which are anticipated to be up to two weeks a month for certain periods of the programme
Cloud Migration and Google Cloud Platform ( Data Fusion, Big Query, Composer)
ISTQB / ISEB and Project Management certification (Prince 2 or PMP). Knowledge of service management discipline (ITIL)
Specific tools : Tricentis Tosca, Confluence, Microfocus ALM,
GCP experience and preferable GCP certifications
What’s in it for you?
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