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Test Manager

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category QA/Localisation
Salary £ Competitive
Location UK - North West
Reference 8347_GB87TM

My client is a household name and one of the leading games companies in the world. Their reputation is second to none; providing advanced hardware that enables the most talented developers to produce vanguard titles and set new standards in interactive entertainment. With a goal to make a wealth of products that completely changes the definition of home entertainment.

They are now looking for a Test Manager to join their team.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:

? Maintain relationships with studios and other partners, arranging studio meetings, with the aim of understanding risks, expectations, issues, budget implications, schedules, communication channels, onsite testing requests, service catalogue needs and continuous service improvement (CSI) initiatives for relevant titles
? Accountable for meeting studio expectations and be the point of escalation for major title issues and risks
? Approval of the testing strategy outlined in the Title Test Plan, oversee initial budget projections and test effort estimations
? Effective planning of resources to ensure that all titles have sufficient test resources, evaluate resources levels regularly and if required, make the decision to renew or terminate contracts
? Monitor Test Lead communication with partners to ensure that their requirements are being met whilst providing advice and effective suggestions
? Maintain broad knowledge of assigned titles throughout the lifecycle

Skills / Qualifications required:

? ISEB Foundation Certification in Software Testing (or higher) ? desirable
? Prince 2 ? desirable
? ITIL Foundation (or higher) ? desirable
? Continuous Service Improvement (Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, ITIL CSI) desirable
? High level of competency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (or equivalent)

Essential experience

? 3+ years in a software development or QA/testing management role
? Software development or testing/QA methodologies, practises, nomenclature

For more information please email Georgina Bermingham ? georgina@aswift.com