Willis Towers Watson Data Program QA Manager in Ipswich, United Kingdom

Data Program QA Manager

Date Posted: June 4, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Data Program QA Manager is accountable for all aspects of software quality within the Corporate Risk and Broking business segment. The Manager will ensure adherence to, as well as the improvement of, frameworks, tools, processes, service levels, quality metrics, and best practices to support quality assurance within CRB. The QA Manager will use tools and best practice to provide real time reporting on test preparation and execution. There is a scope to influence and shape this role as it evolves.

The Role:

  • As part of CRB Quality Assurance, deliver high quality projects and platforms to meet CRB business needs and to implement CoE test strategy, process and tools.

  • Lead a team of quality assurance associates within agile and waterfall teams in an onshore/offshore model to deliver high quality software/solutions.

  • Own and implement test demand management for the BAU and CoE Shared Services function.

  • Implement support processes that meet the Business requirements and are in line with IT objectives and requisite service levels.

  • Implement and maintain test automation best practices.

  • Recommend and execute agreed improvements for test strategy, test process, test environment, test data management, and integration testing.

  • Reduce and actively manage defect leakage.

  • Provide real time metrics on test preparation, execution and defects to inform project planning and drive delivery.

The Requirements

  • Experience of ETL (extract transform and load testing), BI testing and data migration required. Tools such as SOAPUI and SQL preferred.

  • Ideally project experience focused on data warehouses, data lakes or migrating large volumes of data.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience is required.

  • Sound experience in a testing function with solid experience gained as a test manager/lead.

  • Partner with other IT teams to ensure quality assurance team participation from design stages to deliver highest software quality.

  • Experience managing in an onshore/offshore model.

  • Candidate will have good interpersonal and communication skills, leadership qualities and be a team player.

  • Proven track record in building and maintaining high performing teams.

  • Experience in release management and agile methodologies.

  • Experience in automation tools and practices.

  • Ability to accomplish results through collaboration and effective relationships in a matrix environment.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location:Ipswich, England, GB

  • Date Posted:June 4, 2018