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Test Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  25-Jul-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Role title: Test Manager
Location: UK


Role purpose: 
To manage and deliver testing services against Connectivity & Security product and service roadmap within agreed timescales, budget and quality with focus on Ready Network/SDN/NFV Programme area. The Test Manager will define the test approach and derive estimates to within specified tolerances for Connectivity & Security programme. They will lead test campaigns through internal and external test organisations, and drive testing activities proactively, managing risk and assuring the quality of the delivery with the aim of exceeding stakeholder expectations ad delivering compelling customer experience.


This role will be to deliver on the following:  
•    Test Assurance delivery plans and schedules aligned with agreed time, cost and quality parameters;
•    Test Strategies, plans and reports;
•    Test Environment requirements definition and support
•    Technical options and high level and detailed designs costs for chosen test approach options;
•    Work Package definitions and/or SLA’s with Suppliers (internal or external);
•    Test cases, test scripts, and quality requirements for certification of products prior to launch;
•    Post-delivery analysis and lessons learnt;
•    Defect management and bug tracking;
•    Test documentation ownership and maintenance;
•    Manage and govern test signoff and approval at project gates as specified in the test strategies;
•    Strategic roadmap and evolution plans for the fixed test technology area in the Practice strategic plans;
•    Cost of test ownership analysis and roadmap (hardware, software, licence and support cost) for a capability or collection of related capabilities


Core competencies:
-    Experience in a Telecommunications, IT or related service industry;
-    Enterprise IP VPN, fixed connectivity, IP Interconnect and Trunking, and Ethernet services;
-    Technical knowledge of IP & MPLS networking, LAN/WAN solution, data networking, switching and routing technologies, cloud, hosting;
-    Testing tools including tools for Test Automation
-    System Integration
-    Developing Products and software development processes and practises
-    Knowledge of SDN and NFV


Must have technical / professional qualifications: 
-    University degree or equivalent in computer science, electrical / electronic / telecommunications engineering.
-    Hold the ISTQB Test Practitioner certificate or equivalent test certification or demonstrate experience and achievements to this standard is desirable
-    ITIL Foundation v3 (or equivalent) is desirable
-    CCNP qualification is mandatory;
-    Minimum of 3 years’ experience working on large complex projects in the IT/Telecommunications (Fixed or Mobile) industry and least 5 years hands on experience of end-to-end testing  in a multi-application/multi-network/platform/vendor environment
-    IT/Telecommunications technology architecture design, and product design;
-    Strong QA and test industry knowledge of standards and methodologies.



Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

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