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Test Lead

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Recruiter: Phoenix Group
Listed on: 5th February
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £39014 - £48767
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Do you have experience of testing systems and business processes in a business facing role?
We are the UK's largest Closed Life and Pension Fund Consolidator and one of ‘Britain's Top Employers 2018' 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 in role by interacting and working closely with the wider business at Phoenix. As the Test Lead, you will have responsibility for documenting and co-ordinating the execution of all testing scope within assigned projects. You will manage the delivery of the Test Strategy for each implementation, liaising with the project teams and co-ordinating defects and fixes.
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 SMEs do, but simply be able to communicate with them effectively).
Delivering the testing of a project or scheduled release 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 is desirable
Broad experience of producing test strategies, test scripts and leading the testing effort - including test analysts and project teams.
Excellent test planning and co-ordination skills
Delivery focused with awareness of the wider business
Multi-discipline experience from large complex organisations.
ISEB / ISTQB Foundation Software Testing qualification
Track record of being able to challenge positively.
Solid approach and understanding of 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

About us: We value our employees highly and have been one of Britain's Top Employer for the last 7 consecutive years and are a member of the FTSE 100 index. We put people first in everything we do and are always looking for new professionals to join our talented team. Our funds are primarily closed, enabling us to focus on areas that other businesses can't. This means that, among the many benefits of working at Phoenix (such as free lunches at our onsite restaurant, nature trail walk, putting green, free car parking, subsidised onsite sport facilities including gym, football & cricket pitches, tennis courts, excellent rewards schemes....we could go on!), our staff can enjoy exposure to a diverse workload not found elsewhere. We're proud of what we do, and we've recently gained recognition for our distinctive business model. We offer excellent training opportunities, career development and company culture.
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Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 19th February 2020.