Senior Test Manager
Ernst & Young - Atlanta, GA

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Senior Test Manager - ATL001HE US-GA-Atlanta Job Summary

Responsible for delivery of tested systems into production. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of testing activities for your portfolio within the organization.
Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Oversee delivery of all functional testing activities for assigned portfolios as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for ensuring test delivery and management of test resources, pipeline, status reporting, test plans, cases, results, test readiness reviews, post-implementation reviews
  • Where appropriate review and approve test plans ensuring alignment with standards
  • Determine the appropriate quality initiatives to implement during each phase of the system development life cycle
  • Act as a key stakeholder in the development of quality assurance and testing policies, standards and procedures
  • Facilitate and drive the implementation and management of strategic initiatives to support global QA& Testing activities including standards, strategies and roadmaps
  • Manage Team workload, performance and delivery targets
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT Services functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions
  • Work closely with off-shore third party vendors to deliver projects to time, cost and quality requirements
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to team members, colleagues and/or customers
  • Participate in program/project review meetings to determine status, problem areas, suggest and review corrective actions, directing/planning necessary extra work, and rework and re-plan activities
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and the provision of training on testing procedures
  • Responsible for the recruitment and on boarding of new team members
Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  • Adopt a logical and organized approach to problem resolution
  • Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions
  • Willingness to learn and quick to adapt to changing requirements
  • Good numerate / numerate / mathematical ability
  • Proactive approach to identifying issues and presenting solutions and options
  • Ability to priorities personal and team workloads to best meet organizational objectives
Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Manage the training and development of staff members to develop their skills and maintain industry-leading knowledge in their areas of responsibility
  • Directly and indirectly supervise staff members in the development, implementation, and delivery of applications to business and or technical requirements
  • Recommend the selection of and be responsible for the performance management of staff members
  • Accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline or function
  • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
  • Provide leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff contained within your team.
  • Participation in the development of departmental policy and plans, including business, production and/or organizational priorities
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Ability to build good relationships both within the Quality Assurance team and with other teams
  • Ability to work across multiple projects
  • Ability to bring multi disciplined teams together into one delivery team
  • Ability to determine strategic direction not just tactical
  • Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle including Functional & Non-Functional Test Phases
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Attained ISEB Foundation in Software Testing or equivalent
  • Attained or working towards ISEB Practitioner in Software Testing or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years experience in testing or related discipline in a similar role
  • Minimum 12 years experience in an IT related environment
  • Experience of leading medium sized teams in project delivery
  • Excellent experience in client-facing roles within blue chip organizations
  • Experience of Team Management with multi-location teams
  • Experience of Line Management responsibilities for medium sized teams
  • Experience and knowledge of Global ERP Solutions is an advantage

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