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Test and release lead

Job Profile

EPIC (ErP In the Cloud) is a major transformational programme that will implement the Deltek “Enterprise Cloud” ERP solution over an initial two year period. Following a pilot in 2017, we will be commencing a global rollout in 2018 and are seeking a Test and Release coordinator to join our BAU operations team.

Mott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively.
The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practise and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

In partnership with our ERP business partner you will lead the development of the User Acceptance Testing and Release strategies and manage adherence to the strategies by the programme work streams.
  • Coordinate the set-up of UAT teams for each work stream and implement processes that allow them to complete and report back testing results from multiple test cycles
  • Develop, update, and maintain testing standards and procedures.
  • Work with our ERP business partner's consultants and product development teams to resolve any issues that arise out of the testing processes
  • Develop the programme UAT processes into a framework that will support on going upgrade testing of our ERP business partner's service
  • Coordinate the release of content required to support our deployment through delivery of regular managed releases

Candidate Specification

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Demonstrable experience of software testing, quality assurance and Release Management, ideally within a managerial or team-leader role
  • Strong communication skills to be able to report on testing progress and answer questions from vendor and business partners.

Desired academic, professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • ISEB Foundation in Software Testing or equivalent
  • UAT Test Management experience
  • Experience of large scale projects
  • Detailed understanding of end to end Test and Release Processes / Methodologies

Essential competencies/skills:
  • Excellent grasp of test and release methodologies and process to minimise risk and assure quality prior to the process and/or system implementations.
  • In-depth appreciation of test and release standards and approaches, aligning with industry best practice.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships at all levels with both internal and external parties.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
    with the ability to question and challenge; put forward new ideas and gain buy-in through key working relationships.

Desired competencies/skills:
  • ISTQB Certification or equivalent.
  • Experience in both automated and manual testing techniques.
  • Functional and non-functional testing expertise.
  • Strong technical awareness and knowledge of latest testing methodologies and tools.
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