Test and Release Strategy Manager

London, City | £75000 - £85000 + bonus and benefits

A Test and Release Strategy Manager is required for this market leading organisation to work across the IT business to design, implement and manage the End-to-End Test and Deployment Strategies.
The role will be responsible for defining the processes within this strategy, including resources, tools and best practice, whilst being responsible for managing the release environment. The incumbent must be familiar with Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid development and testing environments.

As the Test and Release Strategy Manager you will need to have excellent 3rd party supplier management and engagement skills as you will work closely with suppliers, internal stakeholders and technical teams to deliver on the test strategy.

As the Test and Release Strategy Manager within this role you will have full accountability for all test and assurance activities in the IT PMO space.

You will define and implement appropriate test practices and tools based on stakeholder and project requirements as well as developing and implementing the Test and Release Strategy for best practice. 

Key to this role will be your ability to manage and educate the business, including senior stakeholders, through programme leads on the Test Strategy, e.g. requirements, early engagement, processes.

As the Test and Release Strategy Manager you will work closely with the IT Vendor team to manage and coordinate the suppliers involved in all IT projects ensuring they are kept updated and held to account for their part played in the build, test and release.

You will also assist in managing projects and interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence, as well as being accountable for release management best practices. Within this role it will be key for you have the ability to forward plan the release windows and cycles across the platform, utilising testing resources.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate as much experience of the following as possible:

·Solid experience in QA as an experienced tester, senior tester or test lead.
·Extensive proven experience in a complex network/infrastructure environment testing.
·Experience implementing new test strategies and building frameworks.
·Experience of test reporting at all levels
·Experience in release management across a complex omni-channel environment.
·Specific experience in release management across a complex estate.
·Understanding of testing in a regulated industry such as but not restricted to Financial Services, Telco, Government Services etc
·Excellent influencing and communication skills to ensure effective stakeholder management across all levels within the organisation.
·Ability to design manual and automated test suites
·Excellent understanding of test tools.
·Experience of large rollouts across complex organisations.

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