Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect.
How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don't you want to protect them in the best way possible? 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. This is no easy task. In today's interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating.
You'll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You'll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries.
It's a big challenge, but you'll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.
As you make an impact across borders, you'll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer.
We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race / ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
At Zurich we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential.
As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers' needs to allow us to drive better outcomes.
As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.A Test Manager is responsible to deliver and manage testing and quality activities throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that the testing and quality activities are carried out to the agreed standards and that they comply with Audit and Regulatory standards.
You will support internal initiative and actively participate during its conceptualization phase to implementation, advice IT and business on best QA and Testing practices that protect Zurich's best interests.
And define the testing approach and strategy, planning and estimation of testing effort and the leadership and control of the subsequent testing execution.
Your role As a Test Manager you will be accountable for end-to-end delivery of your assigned projects. Your main responsibilities will involve
Define Test Strategy for projects
Manage testing activities within project(s)
Support strategic and tactical initiatives
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 test delivery plan (Static Testing, SIT, UAT).
Ensure that all leads are delivering to agreed plan and managing team productivity.
Work closely with leads to understand and resolve any concerns before they escalate into issues.
Review and approve all major testing deliverables.
Provide up to date data, status and judgment on project.
Identify and allocate resources.
Review estimates and assumptions to ensure that they still hold true and reforecast as often as appropriate.
Ensure Stakeholders have up to date information on the project status at all times.
Ensure that standard processes and deliverables are followed and that any deviations are managed and the risks and potential outcome of those risks communicated and accepted.
Work with other Test Managers to ensure sharing of experiences, best practices and lessons learnt.
Ensure that senior management is informed about issues before they escalate, and can intervene as appropriate.
Ensure regular reporting procedures, both formal and informal, are used.
Apply Quality techniques and processes throughout the testing delivery lifecycle.
Resolve issues for all lower levels.
Provide guidance on policy, national and international quality standards.
Prepare staffing plans, which may include staff working both on site and remotely.
Manage customer and vendor relationships.
Up hold Zurich Standard processes and practices* Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology and 3 or more years of experience in related field such a Test Manager or similar
At least 3 / 5 years in financial services industry.
Experience of quality and testing technology.
Experience of business transformation.
Experience in leading high technological skilled teams
Must have leadership experience providing services for multiple business units
ITSQB Quality and Test Manager or similar
Good knowledge of databases, middleware, web services and related standards
Experience with IT Governance
Positive attitude, strong communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
Team player and able to create and work in a collaborative environment
Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels, including teams outside of shared services and solutions
Act as a trusted advisor for the customer by having a holistic view of the different alternatives that would provide a solution to the customer / s
Ability to discuss technical topics in business terms, including but not limited to give presentations to an audience with different level of technological maturity
Ability to think outside of the box and be innovative by keeping abreast of new trends, identifying opportunities to bring in change for business benefit
Fluent written and spoken English (additionally, German would be highly valuable)
Global, critical, innovative thinking with good presentation skills
Stakeholder influencing and technology governance KNOWLEDGE : Needs strong knowledge of QA & Testing Practices and understanding of quality management and development methodologies (SDLC) is highly valuated TECHNICAL SKILLS :
HP ALM and other Test management tools
Agile Tools (TFS, JIRA, etc)
Testing automation tools (UFT, QTPro, ..) would be highly valuated
Analyze and custom SQL, .NET and J2EE solutions