Software QA Director - Global Leading Financial Group
Global Exposure and Vison with Billions of Business Volume
Senior Management Opportunity
About Our Client
My client is a multi-national financial group, listed in Asia, Europe, and the Americas exchanges, etc. The group has a large scale, rich business segments, stable customer base, and the company's brand value ranks among the top 100 in the world. The trade finance business in Greater China is a major feature. At present, the global software development and technical support centre is centralised in Guangzhou, China. The project is rich in volume and has strong financial and technical support. The business continues to maintain an upward trend and the group is consistently driving the transaction in digital transformation.
Develop and retain a high level of understanding of business and IT systems requirements, to enable appropriate support and guidance to be given to Teams.
Defines test strategies for global change, champions and directs change implementations to deliver faster and better. Own and standardize test strategy model to ensure different projects / programs are running the similar approach.
Provide direction for functional testing activities to ensure the delivery, on time and budget, of quality systems to live environments.
Lead/Manage and provide direction for the production of test estimates, Test Strategies, risk assessments, scripting and execution so that these are completed satisfactorily.
Demonstrate and apply excellent business domain knowledge.
Ensure that testing adheres to Group and local standards. Suggest best practices across the SDLC/STLC and assist in implementing them along with standards
Lead functional testing team for SIT, UAT and OAT etc. Lead/Manage the completion of all functional testing projects by establishment and strong monitoring of schedules/resources/costs ensuring completion to agreed quality expectations.
Initiate and/or support continuous process improvement to achieve productivity and efficiency gains. Provide cost benefits as required.
Build trusting relationships with stakeholders by consistently meeting and delivering upon their business needs; demonstrating and being respected for your domain knowledge.
Develop and maintain high quality communication and relationships, both internal and external parties. Manage the coordination of communication with virtual teams worldwide.
Manage all onshore and offshore global testing resources in all testing activities to achieve project goals.
Control concurrent testing projects and resources for multiple projects that vary in scale and complexity, ensuring schedule/budget/quality requirements are met.
Manage project risks as they relate to quality and mitigate impacts to deliverables
Ability to quantify and translate progress, issues and risks into meaningful metrics. Monitor, drive and report testing progress through test metrics; keep project stakeholders informed of test progress, issues and risks
Coordinate with various participants and teams to prepare test cases, data set-ups and test environments
Work as the Test Head on testing project, and manage the ODC vendor team on the project delivery, and quality assurance.
Participate to vendor management on the billing and delivery.
The Successful Applicant
A minimum of 10 years' IT software testing experiences, STRONG domain/business knowledge and experience in banking/internet knowledge.
Have a good understanding of the test process and testing knowledge.
Strong communication skills and documentation skills, Professional in oral and written English
Good planning skills and quick response for the change
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, able to work independently, proactively and under pressure against multiple deadlines.
Strong problem solving skills
Enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent time management skills and strong initiative
Able to work independently and effectively under pressure
Experienced in software development more than 3 years is an advantage.
Experienced in Agile project delivery is an advantage.
ISEB qualification is desirable but not essential
Past working experience as a Test Lead is desirable but not essential
Working with Automation (Quick Test Professional, Selenium, and See Test) and Performance testing tools is desirable but not essential
In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be able to lead and direct both on and offshore staff, maintaining an awareness of working across multiple time zones.
What's on Offer
Global Exposure and Vision with Billions of Business Volume
Senior Management Opportunity