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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-09-29 23:00:00


Test Manager

  • Company Description
    Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. We’re also an award-winning employer reflecting how employees are at the heart of Version 1.

    We’ve been awarded: Innovation Partner of the Year Winner 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards, Global Microsoft Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work in UK and Ireland 2023.

    As a consultancy and service provider, Version 1 is a digital-first environment and we do things differently. We’re focused on our core values; using these we’ve seen significant growth across our practices and our Digital, Data and Cloud team is preparing for the next phase of expansion. This creates new opportunities for driven and skilled individuals to join one of the fastest-growing consultancies globally.

    Job Description
    As a Test Manager, you will play a critical role in ensuring the quality and reliability of the Integrated Systems we use to run and grow Version 1. You’ll lead the testing efforts and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive efficient and effective testing processes. Your expertise in automated testing tools, processes and frameworks will be instrumental in achieving our quality goals.


    Test Strategy and Planning:
    Develop and execute the overall test strategy for SaaS applications, considering both manual and automated testing approaches.
    Collaborate with stakeholders to define testing objectives, scope, and success criteria.
    Create detailed test plans, including resource allocation, timelines, and risk assessments.
    Test Automation:
    Design, implement, and maintain automated test scripts using modern tools and frameworks.
    Ensure test scripts cover critical functionality, regression scenarios, and performance aspects.
    Integrate automated tests into the continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.
    Test Leadership:
    Lead and mentor others in the team, including Business Stakeholders, manual testers, automation engineers, and performance testers.
    Set clear expectations, assign tasks, and monitor progress.
    Foster a collaborative and positive work environment.
    Test Execution and Reporting:
    Execute test cases (both manual and automated) to validate SaaS features and functionality.
    Monitor test execution progress, identify bottlenecks, and address issues promptly.
    Provide regular status updates and detailed test reports to project stakeholders.
    Defect Management:
    Collaborate with application owners and development teams to prioritize and track defects.
    Ensure timely resolution of critical defects impacting quality.
    Conduct root cause analysis for recurring issues.
    Continuous Improvement:
    Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging tools related to automated testing.
    Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains.
    Drive initiatives to enhance testing practices across the organization.
    Stakeholder Interaction:
    Engage with stakeholders to understand their testing requirements and expectations.
    Communicate testing progress, results, and any potential risks to stakeholders effectively.
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
    Proven experience as a Test Manager or similar role, preferably in a large-scale software development environment.
    Strong knowledge of automated testing tools (Selenium, Robot Framework) and test automation best practices.
    Familiarity with SaaS applications and cloud-based technologies.
    Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
    ISTQB or other relevant certifications are a plus.
    Additional Information
    Location: This role can be delivered in a hybrid nature from our Dublin or Belfast office.

    At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes their well-being, professional growth, and financial stability.

    One of our standout advantages is the ability to work remote or with a hybrid schedule along with business travel, allowing our employees to strike a balance between work and life. We also offer a range of tech-related benefits, including an innovative Tech Scheme, Octopus Car Lease, and MyGym Discounts to help keep our team members up-to-date with the latest technology.

    We prioritize the health and safety of our employees, providing private medical and life insurance coverage, as well as free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. Our team members can also stay ahead of the curve with incentivized certifications and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.

    Our employee-designed Profit Share scheme divides a portion of our company's profits each quarter among all full-time employees. We are dedicated to helping our employees reach their full potential, offering Pathways Career Development Quarterly, a program designed to support professional growth.

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