Role purpose :
This includes driving all contributing domains and stakeholders to meet agreed testing and quality entry criteria, prior to starting end to end testing.
It also includes ensuring that successful end to end testing results in a project / programme launch with no unexpected customer impacting issues and hence provides a positive customer experience.
estimating, managing, monitoring, and reporting project cost and schedule.
In achieving this you will be accountable for adherence to VF-RO Testing principles, standards and rules of engagement.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership :
Core competencies, knowledge and experience :
Strong knowledge of IT and network technologies in a telecommunications and corporate environment.
Sound ability to balance technical testing deliverables and business benefits
Deep knowledge of testing life-cycle from design to operate and relative models
Strong decision-making skills with the ability to balance and resolve conflicts of interest
Proven track record of execution to make things happen.
Experience in delivering successful projects through virtual cross-functional teams as well as 3rd party contractors and external suppliers
Ability to work across multi-functional and cultural boundaries to deliver services and change
Excellent communications skills especially interpreting requirements
Ability to facilitate group sessions and model business processes (both current state and future state) to identify areas of improvement.
Knowledge in the following software technologies :
C#, design patterns,
IIS, SQL 2005, MSMQ, relational database design
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe and Subversion (SVN).
TCP / IP, SSL, OOA / OOD, XML, XSD, ASP.NET, FLEX, JAVA, HTML5
Architecture and Design
Testing methods, approaches and associated tools.
Test Automation tools (e.g. Ranorex)
Developing Products and software development processes and practises
Technical Project Management
Typical outputs :
Strategic VOIS and VF-RO roadmap and evolution plans for the test technology area that contribute to the Vodafone strategic plans.
Cost of test ownership analysis and roadmap (hardware, software, licence and support cost) for a capability or collection of related capabilities.
Capacity model and scalability for a testing capability or collection of related capabilities.
Test Assurance Delivery plans, planning (possibly supported by Project Manager or Product Architect) and management within agreed time, cost and quality parameters
Test cases, test scripts, and quality requirements for certification of products prior to launch.
Defect management and bug tracking
Test documentation ownership and maintenance
People & team management related deliverables :
Learning & development plans
Performance management sessions
Must have technical / professional qualifications :