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QA & Test Manager

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Quality Assurance
Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Job Description:

The Senior QA & Test Automation has both extensive QA - Test Automation and management skills. They understand the what the Quality Assurance responsibility means and its place within the Software Delivery Lifecycle.

The Senior QA & Test Automation Engineer is aware of the PB organization aspirations for improving the delivery pipeline leveraging technology and taking advantage of automation. She/he will determine the appropriate balance between quality and pace of delivery.

The Senior QA & Test Automation Engineer has a deep understanding of development methodologies, software test automation frameworks and IT policies and procedures, with a focus on quality and information security.

The Senior QA & Test Automation Engineer will act as a subject matter expert in the QA area defining standards and selecting the best tools and methodologies for the bank. She/he will collaborate with various teams creating the documentation and the way the QA profession evolves.

The Senior QA & Test Automation Engineer proactively assesses, identifies and documents the optimal tools and methodologies for the project she/he is delivering for.

As a Senior QA & Test Automation Engineer you are expected to be an advocate for replacing of manual tasks by supporting manual testers upskill and adopt test automation as the way forward.

Role Responsibilities

Strategy & Architecture

  • IT Testing Governance: Reviews current and proposed testing strategy and its adherence to overall Private Bank test strategy aspirations. Provides specialist advice to those responsible for delivering software products in order to increase the automation ratio within the delivery stream.

  • Agile Delivery: Contributes to the team delivery in an Agile way and supports the use of Agile Change Template as a mean to deliver more often, faster and better.

  • Community Support: Collaborate closely with the other Chapter Leads at the Chapter Area Level to define, identify and implement new ways of automating and streamlining the test activities.

  • Specialist advice: Actively maintains recognized expert level knowledge in QA area. Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further team and organizational objectives. Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organization.

  • Continuity management: Implements and contributes to the development of a continuity management plan. The plan should provide both functional and managerial continuity by preparing contingency measures and mentoring and coaching a successor.

  • Data management: Applies ethical and robust techniques in the manipulation of data from one format/medium to another, in line with organizational policies and procedures and being sensitive to risks around the use of information.

  • Methods and tools: Provides advice and guidance to support adoption of methods and tools and adherence to policies and standards. Reviews and improves usage and application of methods and tools.

Change and Transformation

  • Project evolution: Continuously searches for ways to improve the status quo and carefully analyzes the new solutions available performing a cost-benefit evaluation of a potential change in tools or methodologies.

  • Requirements definition and management: Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for enabling both the profession evolution but also people growth, keeping them in line also with the TDI strategy and objectives. Prioritises the increase of automation together with the relevant stakeholders (Product Owner, Scrum Mater etc.).

Development and implementation

  • Systems integration, testing and build: Provides technical expertise to enable the configuration of software, other system components and equipment for testing based on the product’s specificity. Collaborates with technical teams and stakeholders to create and adopt the testing strategy.

  • Collaborates closely with the team to ensure fast and efficient integration of the testing needs within the delivery pipelines taking advantage of the DevOps practice. Ensures that integration test environments are correctly configured. Designs, performs and reports results of tests of the integration build. Identifies and documents system integration components for recording in the configuration management system. Recommends and implements improvements to processes and tools.

Skills and Quality

  • Quality Assurance: Contributes to the collection of evidence and the conduct of formal audits or reviews of activities, processes, data, products or services. Escalates the potential disruptive issues identified during the testing phase to the relevant stakeholders. Takes the responsibility of the test results in the development phase (functional, integrated, regression).

  • Conformance review: Conducts formal reviews of activities, processes, products or services. Collects, collates and examines records as part of specified testing strategies for evidence of compliance with management directives, or the identification of abnormal occurrences. Analyses evidence collated and drafts part or all of formal reports commenting on the conformance found to exist in the reviewed part of an information systems environment.

  • Profession growth: Actively contributes to increase the automation ratio in the team and acts as an ambassador for test automation and increased quality.

Relationships and engagement

  • Relationship management: Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups. Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables.

Experience/Exposure

  • Autonomy: Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.

  • Influence: Influences customers, suppliers and partners at account level. May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives. Collaborates regularly with team members, users and customers. Engages to ensure that user needs are being met throughout.

  • Complexity: Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues.

  • Knowledge: Has a thorough understanding of Quality Assurance area and is specialized in test automation. Has gained a thorough knowledge of the various test management and test automation tools available on the market. Is able to apply the knowledge effectively in unfamiliar situations and actively maintains own knowledge and contributes to the development of others. Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively. Maintains an awareness of developing practices and their application and takes responsibility for driving own development.

  • Business skills: Acts as a representative of a Quality Assurance team and directly interacts with various stakeholders in order to ensure the advancement of testing activities in the respective projects but also people growth at the profession level.

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