Test Manager - Pune - Barclays
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About Personal Testing Services
Services is part of the Personal Banking CIO, and is responsible for testing
for all Personal integration projects
Overall purpose of
Deliver Test Management responsibilities over multiple testing
projects in Personal Banking. Provide support to QA leadership team by taking
ownership of some of the key strategic initiatives. Brings in industry
expertise and knowledge into testing to drive innovation and new capabilities
for testing. Define test strategy for the programme, managing the team and external
teams to deliver the project with in time, cost and quality expected by the
Effective and proactive planning to
execute end to end testing of a project/programme.
Ensure test deliverables (Test
Strategy, Test Plans, Test Model, Test Closure reports) are of highest quality
and assigned team members produces them in line with the project schedule.
Define testing strategy with clearly
test approach for each of the in-scope
Ensure test team create and execute
tests using both automation tools and manual methods as applicable aligning to
overall test strategy defined.
Facilitate defect triage so that all
appropriate teams including own team participate in speedy resolution and
ensure the team shares knowledge gained/lessons learned to wider testing
Apply change management &
configuration management principles to manage changing requirements, scope and
approach during execution phase.
Drive collaboration between the
testing, development, support and business teams to ensure quality of delivery
at each phase of testing.
Provide accurate and timely status
reports and project metrics to various levels of stakeholders and as agreed by
the project and QA leadership team
Track all testing Risks/Issues/Dependencies/Assumptions
from beginning of the project till closure.
Submit testing costs and resource
allocation forecasts and any new resource requirements in timely proactive
Assist portfolio test lead in
testing engagement process and resource on-boarding/off-boarding process.
Resource planning, cost estimation
and cost control for the projects in scope from testing perspective.
Mentoring and training the team on new
methodologies, process, tools and management aspects.
Escalate any issues to Portfolio Test
Lead and Program Manager as appropriate and in timely manner and provide
options to resolve the issues
Assist Portfolio Test Lead in any operational
tasks of managing a team including performance development, productivity
improvement, agile and automation initiatives in terms of planning and
Key stakeholders are Portfolio Test Lead, Program/Portfolio Test
Architect, Programme/Portfolio Manager, Product Managers, Business Analysts,
Technical Leads/Architects, and Solution Designers
Pragmatic approach, collaborative nature and decision making
skills required to resolve issues in end to end testing projects. The role is
key for delivering projects on-time with in cost and budget.
Control Objective [This section is mandatory for all role profiles and must not
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full
compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management
Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards
Demonstrates strong understanding of
application(s) and business domain(s)
Able to interact effectively with
business and technical stakeholders for requirements and design clarifications
Innovative ways of testing
approaches and methods for end to end testing of medium to large programmes
Drives test team to adhere to test schedule
in conjunction with project schedule, Collaborates with other work streams to
Takes unpopular stands if necessary
to deliver the best outcome
Encourages direct and tough debate
but isn't afraid to end it and move on
Energised by challenges
Risks are foreseen and raised at
Suggests mitigation for Risks
Strong management capability and
Aptitude to quickly learn new tools/apps/processes/domains
Good Knowledge of various industry
standard testing terminologies, processes and tools
Exposure on working and guiding in a
team environment on testing projects
Hands-on experience in one or more
technical areas of Personal Banking technology platforms consisting of
Mainframe - COBOL, IMS, CICS, DB2,
VSAM, JCL, TWS, File-Aid, REXX
Open Systems and tools – Selenium,
Java, Jenkins, J2EE, Web-services, APIs, XML, JSON, Parasoft/SoaTest –API
Mid-Tier technology – MQ, WebSphere,
UNIX, API 3
party hosting platforms
Data warehouse – ETL, Informatica,
Ab-initio, Oracle, Hadoop
Domain Knowledge in Retail Banking
and testing experience in one or more core banking product platforms/systems
such as Accounting and clearing /
General Ledger, Savings & Insurance products, Online/mobile payments,
Customer & Risk systems, and Debit Cards and payments.
Demonstrate the ability to work
independently on all aspects of the testing lifecycle
Experience in working on multiple
projects of 6 months duration or more
with global teams
Experience in conducting interviews
Experience in HP Quality centre,
JIRA or Agile Central (Rally) and similar test management tools.
People Management: Should have at
least 2 Years of experience in Line management with Appraisals and career
guidance for a team of 10-15.
Graduate with technical background
PMP and ISTQB/QAI certification will
be an advantage
certification will be an advantage
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and Stewardship. The values inform the foundations of our relationships with
customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the
performance of our employees. Simply put, success is not just about what you
achieve, but about how you achieve it.
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate
professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please
discuss this with the hiring manager.
Barclays is an equal opportunity employer and
are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.
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information, please visit our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion site