Test lead

Test lead, job search ref: 7031
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Job Type: Full-Time
Rate/Salary: Market Rate
Reference: MSAR1705-011
Call: (02) 8001 6478
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The Test Lead is responsible for leading and managing software testing activities and testing resources across applications to increase the quality of our clients websites and applications and reduce uncertainty about the timelines associated with each product delivery.

This role works with the Producers, Business Analyst, and Technical Lead as well as Developers to implement the business objectives. The role is responsible for standardising testing processes & approaches, leading test planning activities, resource management, risk management , release management , supervising the development of automation frameworks and implement new tools and technologies in the test team 

Test Lead reports to the Delivery Manager and has the reporting 1 onshore and 2 offshore test resources. The role has to work closely with all the stakeholders of the delivery team to ensure risks and blockers are highlighted, addressed and smooth deliveries are maintained across the product.

Specifically, this may involve:

  • Standardize testing approaches across the business division.

  • Enable test execution deadlines to be met to ensure timely releases.

  • Lead test-planning activities including scheduling, preparation and report development.

  • Supervise the development of automated test cases and scripts.

  • Report to management of risk and issue identification.

  • Assist in creating Performance Test environments and executing performance tests.

  • UAT, system, integration and regression testing as per the Agile delivery process.

  • Contribute testing estimates for agile stories and epics.

  • Maintain and develop automated test frameworks across all Applications

  • Assist in Release management (including identifying release candidates) and 

  • Business Validation Testing after releases

  • Assist in creating and maintaining Continuous Integration/Delivery environments

  • Documentation of test coverage, framework, and environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large audiences

  • Experience in Continuous Integration/Delivery processes

  • Over 5 years test experience in web-related companies

  • Able to create new automation test frameworks using open source automation tools and testing frameworks

  • Minimum 2 years application development background (Java preferred)

  • Experience in programming languages (Java, Javascript, SQL, C++ preferred)

  • Scrum master qualification; Iteration Manager experience

  • Experience managing testing teams including directing and evaluating other QA engineers

  • You are also expected to:

  • Follow all company policies and procedures

  • Take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself and others in the workplace

  • Ensure that co-workers are treated respectfully and without any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation

  • Contribute to the team cohesiveness and the team's good working atmosphere by upholding Trulocal's vision and values and being a dependable and respected team members

Specific Capabilities/ Qualifications

1) Test plan / strategy creation:

Mandatory: Understand requirements and define a test strategy to ensure quality test coverage; review and improve quality of story requirements; Test case/script creation; Test process refinement; Test Reporting, Continuous integration experience

Desirable: Participate in requirement analysis phase of new features; define release processes; participate in sprint backlog planning/grooming as an advocate for quality assurance; coordinate and review test strategies/cases for other Quality Analysts

2) Web Testing:

Mandatory: Functional, Browser compatibility, Responsive Website Testing , Regression testing, Integration testing, Web service/API, System Integration testing

Desirable: iOS/Android test frameworks; performance and stress (to failure) testing

3) Automation

Mandatory: JUnit, TestNG, Selenium WebDriver, SoapUI (XML, JSON), Keyword and data driven frameworks , BDD frameworks

Desirable: Experience creating automated frameworks; hands-on programming experience;deployment and support of automated test frameworks in various operational environments (Mac, Windows, Linux); continuous integration experience using Bamboo or Ansible; experience using Browser Stack or similar for browser and device testing; test driven development

4) Agile experience

Mandatory: Agile Development, Scrum, Continuous Integration

Desirable: Iteration Management experience (Scrum Master)

5) Application / Development Environment

Mandatory: MS SQL Server, Linux, GIT, JIRA, Excel

Desirable: Confluence, SOLR , AWS, Akamai, Highly scalable and distributed architectures, network protocols and load balancing

Do you have what it takes? Send through your application today!

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