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Financial Systems Test Lead

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Recruiter: Phoenix Group
Listed on: 4th July 2019
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £38062 - £47577
Salary Notes: + Benefits
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Do you have experience of testing systems and business processes in a business facing role?
We are the Europe's largest Life and Pension Fund Consolidator and one of ‘Britain's Top Employers ' and we are looking for a Test Lead to join our Testing Team. This team is the post-build testing function, taking new system developments through to business and governance approval, so that they achieve authorisation for use within a production capacity.
The function provides testing services to scheduled releases and projects, with the scope being the testing of all Finance owned systems (and testing oversight of changes which feed these systems, including Outsourced Service Providers and third-party developments).
This is an interesting opportunity which offers you the variety and potential to fulfil your testing expertise, by interacting and working closely with the wider business at Phoenix. As the Test Lead, you will set up and be the guardian of test standards. You will manage the delivery of the Test Strategy for each implementation, liaising with the project teams, coordinating defects and fixes as well as managing post implementation.
Other responsibilities include:

Liaising with a wide range of business representatives and stakeholders from around the organisation. This includes actuaries, accountants, design and build teams and project managers (but don't worry, you don't need to have the skillset these SME's do, but simply be able to communicate with them effectively).
Delivering the testing of a project or scheduled releases in accordance with the Test Strategy and ensure overall delivery of the deliverables in line with the agreed Schedule.
Owning the Test Schedule and driving forward the delivery of testing in close co-operation with Testers (including business testers).

What we're looking for: 

A talented professional with the blended balance of both testing best practice and excellent stakeholder management skills. You will have the confidence to drive the communication and relationship with them in order to achieve your testing objectives. In addition, you will need:

Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills
A proven track record in testing accounting systems and regulatory change
Experience of testing actuarial systems and regulatory change desirable
Broad experience of producing test strategies, test scripts and leading the testing effort - including test analysts and project team
Excellent test planning and co-ordination skills
Delivery focused with awareness to the wider business
Multi-discipline experience from large complex organisations
ISEB / ISTQB Foundation Software Testing qualification
Track record of being able to challenge positively, along with a solid approach and understanding to the delivery and tracking of project benefits
Use of test management tools for Test Scripting, Test Execution, Reporting and Defect Management (Service Now preferred)
Agile experience desirable

In return, you can look forward to a great package, excellent conditions and a superb working environment, plus the chance to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company.
N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 14th July 2019.
To apply, simply click the APPLY button.