Test Manager, Investment Technology,



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Project Description

Enhancing our investment data and analytical systems is a top priority for the organisation. The IDM BU has designed, implemented, and operationalised an investment data management capability.
The next evolution for IDM is to evolve the technology platforms that support this business capability. There is a requirement for a test manager to provide quality assurance across several streams of work for key initiatives across internal teams and external vendors.
Working closely with the Project Manager, FFMA Test Lead, FFMA SME's and GoldenSource, this role is responsible for the creation and execution of test strategies and plans aligned to support a migration of the GoldenSource Data Warehouse Platform into Amazon Web Services (AWS). As part of the migration, FFMA require the Data Warehouse platform to be upgraded to product version 8.8, which may extend in scope to include new capabilities such as security and issuer data mastering.


    • Program Test Strategy and Execution
    • Create, own and be accountable for the overall test strategy across GoldenSource and internal FFMA teams, ensuring solutions meet requirements, are thoroughly tested and defects and changes are well managed
    • Attend sprint planning and other forums to ensure testing activities are understood, documented, and estimated accurately across delivery streams
    • Attend daily stand-ups and other project status forums, working collaboratively with the wider team and contributing on testing progress
    • Monitor and report on testing activity and test metrics aligned to project deliverables and reporting
    • Work closely with other technology experts to translate technical requirements into comprehensive test plans, leveraging knowledge of system capabilities, business rules, and architecture
    • Assist Test Analysts and Business Stakeholders in the successful execution of testing activities, e.g. Test Execution, User Acceptance Testing
    • Stakeholder, Vendor and People Management
    • Directly manage the strategy and execution of testing with senior stakeholders within the agency (e.g. Project Manager, Directors, Heads Of) to ensure a collaborative and transparent approach
    • Manage the testing artefacts and test delivery of strategic vendors and their platforms while ensuring that they are held-accountable to the delivery and quality of their on-going development
    • Engage, motivate team members to ensure that they have clear work objectives, an avenue for escalation and clarity on their delivery and business priorities
    • Defect management
    • Assist Test Analysts and Developers in the creation, analysis, tracking and re-testing of defects
    • Co-ordinate and oversee defect triage meetings with various stakeholders across business, technology, and external vendors
    • Continuous improvement and automation
    • Contribute to the on-going improvement of testing activities and overall project delivery
    • Help to identify areas for improvement and automation of testing processes, aligned to the Agency's overall efforts to mature our DevOps and automation practices
    • Champion a focus on high quality outcomes and exceptional client experiences


Must have

    • Be a qualified technology professional with demonstrated relevant experience
    • Qualification(s) in relevant testing certifications strongly desired (e.g. ISTQB)
    • Have a solid understanding of financial services organisations preferably with an Investment Fundamentals qualification e.g. CFA Institute's Investment Foundations Program
    • Significant experience in an IT delivery capacity predominantly in Lead roles on data warehousing, multi-vendor integration and cloud projects
    • Experience delivering data & analytics solutions in financial services, with a demonstrated understanding of core investment concepts e.g. Investment Risk Management, Hedging & Rebalancing, Security Master, Accounting & Investment Book of Records, Performance Returns calculation
    • In-depth knowledge of the software delivery lifecycle with demonstrated experience across test planning, user acceptance testing and quality assurance, in an agile and continuous delivery environment
    • Experience using the Atlassian stack, particularly JIRA, Confluence and Zephyr for Atlassian
    • Experience in self-discovery and visualisation technologies is desirable (e.g. Power BI, Tableau)
    • Experience in Test Driven Development and Agile Testing methodologies
    • Understanding of modern data ETL and integration technologies / concepts is desirable e.g. APIs, Excel Cubes, Tabular Data Models; Experience in managing the coordination of environment calendars across vendor and internal environments to streamline testing
    • Demonstrates the preparedness and capability to work with highly capable technology and business experts to identify, understand and analyse critical business requirements and issues

Nice to have

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain business requirements in technology terms and technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others
    • Encourages collaboration, shares knowledge and builds meaningful relationships across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Is a self-starter who is comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and able to navigate and remain effective in a busy and evolving environment
    • Has a naturally engaging and consultative approach remaining sharply focused on delivering outcomes
    • Takes pride in the solutions they help to implement
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement
    • Demonstrates the capability and capacity to undertake research and analysis of broad and complex requirements, being able to articulate meaningful insights that drive the creation of world class solutions


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