Barclays Jobs – Test Manager

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End to End Test Manager

Northampton

As a Barclays End to End Test Manager, you will be supporting the Head of Testing and ensuring that all deliverables within their portfolio are in line with budget milestones, and that the quality of testing is to a high standard. You will act as an escalation point for the test leads / test analysts within their team and their wider stakeholders. Finally, you will be ensuring that cross portfolio dependencies and issues are mitigated and that knowledge sharing and duplication of activities is minimized.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Investigating and implementing tools to support the Test Strategy
  • Reporting of risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies
  • Owning and managing the test activity, taking responsibility for Colleagues and Suppliers, setting realistic project expectations and delivering on them
  • Working closely with scrum teams and Stakeholders to ensure work is prioritised effectively and that resources are best utilised to meet overall company goals
  • Building relationships and working with Stakeholders, Business users and Suppliers to deliver projects on-time
  • Designing, developing and executing appropriate tests to support development projects and maintenance fixes within Barclays Partner Finance

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience with System, System Integration and User Acceptance Testing
  • Experience with automation frameworks
  • Experience in testing governance & defect management
  • Experience in Banking acquisition (on boarding of Clients & Customers) & Account Management

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • ISTQB Agile Tester Qualification or equivalent
  • Test Environment Management
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration Tools
  • Knowledge of Performance Testing

Where will you be working?

Northampton was the birthplace of Barclaycard in 1966 and we’ve been based in Pavilion Drive since the building opened in 1997. We purchased the building from the landlord in early 2018 as a sign of our commitment to investment in Northampton. Plans to further develop this Campus-style location are under way to allow for a real collaborative work environment. Based just off the A45 it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.

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