Test Manager



Swindon, Wiltshire


  • This market leading FinTech has become the major player for global brands to handle their processing, issuing and payment programmes.
  • They design, manage and implement a wide variety of card payment programmes and transaction processing services.

Key Result Areas:

  • Strategic direction of testing and quality assurance
  • Platform meets or exceeds metrics/SLAs related to availability, performance and security
  • Processes and tools to support rapid test and deployment of new features in a DevOps organisation
  • Assurance of work undertaken through onshore and offshore partners
  • Recruitment and management of appropriately skilled engineers across quality assurance
  • Effective line management, coaching and support of a team of QA engineers

Key Tasks:

  • Define and deliver the QA strategy
  • Ensure close alignment of standards, tools and best practices across Engineering
  • Ensure testing covers functional, performance, security etc. to required standards
  • Proactively seek to improve the speed, reliability and coverage of testing
  • Embed QA engineers across appropriate squads whilst ensuring consistency and quality of approach
  • Manage the environments and data needed for comprehensive testing
  • Management of direct reports by:
  • Monitoring the quality of the team's performance and providing regular feedback against the agreed goals.
  • Career development and training

Core Skills:

  • Significant commercial experience of developing and executing a QA strategy that encompasses functional and non-functional testing
  • Management and leadership of teams of QA engineers, supporting day to day and career development
  • Experience of identifying and selecting tools, standards and best practices
  • Working with and quality assuring work undertaken by external partners on/offshore
  • Significant experience of agile concepts and ideally DevOps principles and practices
  • Strong decision making skills and a strong influencer, able to challenge the status quo
  • An excellent communicator, able to articulate complex concepts to technical and non-technical people


Experience of AWS or other cloud services beneficial

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