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Test & Delivery Manager

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Recruiter: Sky
Listed on: 20th December 2021
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Primary purpose of the role would be managing the team performing Network Testing & Implementation activities for new solutions, features, hardware, and software delivered into Sky IP Network.

What you'll do:

* Lead and manage the network testing and fulfilment team comprising of permanent and contract staff across onshore/offshore in a right sourcing model * Ensure high levels of employee motivation and development by achieving high employee satisfaction scores. Devise Talent strategy (hiring, progression, industry visibility, training and development, reward, budgets, etc.) * Actively engage with project managers, Technical Manager, and business stakeholders to understand project requirements, build resourcing roadmap, and ramp up or ramp down the team as appropriate. Devise KPIs for supplier performance management and provide regular business reporting * Develop staff to adopt new ways of working such as Agile, Ci/CD automation tooling and software driven network implementation approach. Set up necessary processes and governance to ensure high standard of network test quality, event-less fulfilment in production and timely delivery of projects * Lead test automation from business case preparation till achieving network test automation targets * Track and maintain software and hardware end of life for Telco equipment, and manage budgets to ensure that network devices are running supported software and hardware in line with TSR regulations

What you'll bring:

* Proven track record in building and streamlining a broad staffing supply chain able to fulfil resourcing requirements with short lead times. * Strong experience in running employee recognition programs, performance management, and employee development * Proven experience in setting up testing practices, testing strategy and solid understanding of variety of testing is a crucial requirement. * Experienced in leading large service provider network engineering teams comprising of network test engineers and delivery engineers using a combination of permanent staff, onsite temp staff, and offshore resources * Good understanding of service provider IP telco network technologies * Proven stakeholder engagement, relationship building, leadership, reporting, supplier management skills

Comms Group: We are responsible for the Strategy, Architecture, Design, and Operations of all Telecom services provided by Sky across the Group (UK&I, Germany and Italy). We deliver 4G/5GMobile, Broadband and Fixed Line services using cutting edge technologies and modern operational paradigms such as SRE and Agile. From High scale routing, Network Automation, Telco Cloud, SDN/NFV to Software Development and Data science for predictive operations, we embrace modern technologies, practices, tools with strong focus on people development to provide the stability and performance that our customers depend on.

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place * A generous pension package * Private healthcare * Discounted mobile and broadband * Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you'll work:

Brick Lane

Our Brick Lane office is in the heart of the East End of London. It's part of a vibrant and diverse community; close to street food, cafes and shops.

The closest tube station is Aldgate East and Liverpool Street is about a 10-minute walk.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

Contact Name: ashley mckechnie
Reference: TJ/8480/58766_1639999994
Job ID: 3021130

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