Our opportunity An Application Performance Test Manager is responsiblefor delivering and managing application performance test and quality activitiesfor wide range of international projects / programs, ensuring those are carriedout to the agreed requirements and that they comply with Audit and Regulatorystandards.
You will support internal initiative and actively participate duringall phases of the Projects, advice IT and business on best applicationperformance practices that protect Zurich’s best interests.
And define theapproach and strategy, planning and estimation of effort and the leadership andcontrol of the subsequent execution.
Your role As an Application Performance Test Manager you will beaccountable for end-to-end delivery of your assigned projects.
Your mainresponsibilities will involve
Analyze Load & Performance Test requirements from internalcustomers
Prepare Performance Test Service Proposal
Identify and allocate resources
Define Performance Test Strategy and Plan for projects
Manage Performance testing activities withinproject(s)
Collaborate with global teams on strategy updates,planning, and investment prioritization
Manage key stakeholders, and act as a trusted advisor
Ensure project compliance
Take overall accountability for project’s Performance testdelivery plan
Ensure that all vendors are delivering to agreed planand managing team productivity.
Work closely with Performance test team to understandand resolve any concerns before they escalate into issues.
Analyze Infrastructure metrics / logs to detect Bottlenecksand scalability issues
Review and approve all major testing deliverables.
Provide up to date data, status and judgment onproject.
Ensure estimates and assumptions still hold true andre-forecast as often as appropriate.
Ensure Stakeholders have up to date information on theproject status at all times.
Ensure that standard processes and deliverables arefollowed and that any deviations are managed, and the risks and potentialoutcome of those risks communicated and accepted
Work with other Test Managers to ensure Load &Performance needs are properly identified, designed, scheduled and budgeted intheir projects
Work with other Test Managers toidentify new opportunities and synergies in their projects
Ensure that senior management is informed about issuesbefore they escalate and can intervene as appropriate.
Ensure regular reporting procedures, both formal andinformal, are used
Apply Quality techniques and processes throughout the Performancetesting delivery lifecycle.
Prepare staffing plans, which may include staffworking both on site and remotely.
Manage customer and vendor relationships
Up hold Zurich Standard processes and practices
Foster Load & Performance Testing Service andactively participate in Service Strategy Definition, Innovation and Businessdevelopment.
Participateactively in Zurich Group initiatives.
Your Skills and Experience As a Performance Test Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include :
Bachelor’s degree (orequivalent) in Information Technology and 4 or more years of experience inrelated field such a Load and Performance, Application Performance Managementor similar
Experience of qualityand testing technology
Experience in leadinghigh technological and multicultural skilled teams, based in nearshore / offshore
Must have leadershipexperience providing Performance testing services for multiple business units,applications and protocols
Experience inPerformance testing at high and low levels (User Interface and API / webservices) and embedded into CD / CI Pipelines
Strong Analyticalskills : Infrastructure Monitoring Diagnostics and Bottleneck Identification
ITSQB Quality and TestManager or similar
Knowledge of databases,middleware, web services and related standards
Proven Experience withIT and technology Governance
Positive attitude,strong communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
Team player and able tocreate and work in a collaborative environment
Ability to influencestakeholders across all levels, including teams outside of shared services andsolutions
Act as a trustedadvisor for the customer by having a holistic view of the differentalternatives that would provide a solution to the customer / s
High experience todiscuss technical topics in business terms, including but not limited to givepresentations to an audience with different level of technological maturity
Ability to thinkoutside of the box and be innovative by keeping abreast of new trends,identifying opportunities to bring in change for business benefit
Fluent written andspoken English (additionally, German would be highly valuable)
Global, critical,innovative thinking with good presentation skills
KNOWLEDGE : Needs strong knowledge of QA & Performance TestingPractices. Understanding of quality management and development methodologies(SDLC) is highly valuated TECHNICAL SKILLS :
MicroFocus Performance Centre and Loadrunner
Application Performance Monitoring tools in On-Premand Cloud infrastructure (e.g. Dynatrace, Splunk, App Insights)
Experience with CI / CD tools : Bamboo, Azure DevOps orJenkins
Nice to have
Other Load Injection tools : JMeter, Gatling, NeoLoad, Taurus
Agile Tools (TFS, JIRA, etc)
Testingautomation tools (UFT, QTPro,) would be highly valuated
Additional Information Primary work location is Barcelona. This position requires approximately 5% international travel.
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At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence.
Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most.
It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.
So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference. At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race / ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.