Test Manager (AppsStore)
dunnhumby - Cincinnati, OH

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dunnhumby is the leader in personalizing the world's experience of retailers and brands. Analyzing data from over 350 million people in 28 countries, we help companies put customers at the center of every decision. We use our insight to improve customers' retail and brand experience to earn their lifetime loyalty.

Our work with some of the world's biggest retailers and brands has demonstrated that companies which deliver value to customers through timely, accurate relevant insight and stay their customers' first choice. This strategic approach to putting the customer first in business improves our clients' like-for-like sales and profit margins – or, put simply, grows measurable value.

Employing more than 1,900 people in 30 offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, dunnhumby serves a prestigious list of companies including Tesco, Casino, The Kroger Co., Procter & Gamble, Shell, Coca-Cola and Mars. dunnhumby also includes the word of mouth marketing experts BzzAgent and price optimization company KSS Retail.

Overall purpose

This is a very exciting opportunity to play a major part of a new global team focusing on developing the a next generation BI Platform – Appstore that will enable the Insight Science in dunnhumbys market leading products to be shared more collaboratively by those who derive excellent business value from its use – internally and externally

Working as part of a global project team, the Technical Test Analyst will contribute as a test team member to the highly focused and quality driven test delivery of this 1

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release of the platform

The project teams are utilizing an Agile delivery approach with a clear need for passionate, experienced, committed test professionals to contribute on this exciting project - which is a major step change in next generation solutions at dunnhumby

Key Responsibilities

  • Test Improvements– 10%
  • Technical Test Design/Leading – 20% - E.g. Test planning, scrum planning, script review, risk assessments, defect managing, test reporting sessions.
  • Hands on test preparation and execution – 70%
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Perform complex testing tasks, where the items under test include technology components comprised of SharePoint (as a Portal), MicroStrategy, Oracle Exadata and .Net and Java in a multi-tier platform based architecture

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Undertake analysis of the key architectural components with senior test support & contribute to effort estimates, test pre-requisites & agile test process considerations for Sprints

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Test scoping, test planning, test script preparation, test execution & reporting to include:

Risk Based testing considerations specific to Platform Testing

Configuration testing, Functional, Regression, Re-testing & specifically Non Functional Testing

Support for User acceptance testing / co-ordination with business test leads

Exploratory, manual & automated testing

  • To undertake all test activities required to ensure appropriate & known quality release of our products with an emphasis on technology and nonfunctional characteristics
  • Act on initiatives improving testing efficiency and effectiveness
  • Undertake QA of development testing effectiveness and propose reasoned improvements to help the full total test effort
  • Ensure all activities undertaken are readily understood by team members to support their need to fill in or assist when under delivery pressure
  • Rapidly learn about dunnhumby as per the relevant sections of Software Solutions Induction and Training Curriculum
Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS

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We are looking for a self-motivated, talented, innovative, and highly technical candidate to take on the role of technical Testing Analyst within product development who is already on a path as a “career tester”

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The potential candidate must be enthusiastic, articulate and have demonstrated examples of testing software and data deliverables through considered use of structured testing/exploratory methods.

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The candidate must be able to articulate and demonstrate a technical bias to their testing achievements, on a complex software stack comprised of a range of specific technologies as well as an eagerness to improve their on-going technical knowledge to enhance their test effectiveness.

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A “can do” and “delivery focus” attitude is required, with an awareness of test schedules and planning commitments.

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Practical experience of working across globally dispersed scrum teams is a must as is the ability to communicate pro-actively with technical and non-technical team members with confidence and clarity

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Highly analytical and detail oriented in their thinking and confident in sharing their point of view, but also with a collaborative team outlook to problem solving and timely resolution

WORK EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Commercial experience in a mid-sized development & testing teams.
  • Previous roles of Senior or highly experienced Test Engineer or similar
  • Testing within Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience in day to day testing activities within a project
  • Demonstrated capability to drive out functional and non-functional precise technical test design and implement this design in test material to be executed
  • Complex test design against non UI interfaces
  • Demonstrated examples of working with developers and understanding architecture design and build with the ability to QA
  • Demonstrated experience of hands on testing
  • Experience of working as a developer in the technologies mentioned
  • Utilized smart test design for defect detection efficiency, regression and automation
  • Undertaken QA of development outputs to ensure they have been appropriately exercised for acceptance into testing
  • Utilized smart test design for defect detection efficiency, regression and automation
  • Development background, Service integration testing (Microsoft, Java, Net,
MicroStrategy, SQL, Scripting and highly scaled n tier architectures)

Strongly Desirable

  • Formal test qualifications and/or engineering, sciences, mathematics or computer sciences background
  • Analytical capabilities
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

Essential

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Able to work both alone and within a team – proven results oriented and committed to on-time and quality delivery
  • Must demonstrate passion & energy for delivery software solutions for the business
  • Must demonstrate passion and energy and excellent commitment to exceptional quality assurance
  • Must demonstrate self-initiative and drive & be a hands-on team player
  • Enthusiasm for helping delivery brilliant software to business teams is critical
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast moving; evolving and dynamic environment.
  • Must be tenacious in following up on tasks, issues and plans within project teams.
  • Able and willing to travel to other dunnhumby offices for short assignments as required.
  • Extremely flexible and willing to work with changing priorities.
  • Inquisitive character with high attention to detail
Required Skills

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dunnhumby is the world’s leading customer science company. We analyse data and apply new insights from more than 400 million customers...