Testing Manager - FS Technology
London, United Kingdom
9d ago

AutoReqID 143086BR JobTitle Testing Manager - FSTechnology Country UnitedKingdom Location London Function ManagementConsulting ServiceLine MCTechnology Service LineInformation In KPMG'sManagement Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to eitherstrategy or implementation.

Instead, we deliver both - equallywell. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerateto become a 1000-strong team in less than five years.

Since ourcreation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broadspread of sectors.

In ITAdvisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients'business strategy and help deliver sustainable businessbenefits.

KPMGOverview KPMG is part of a globalnetwork of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting,Deal Advisory and Technology services.

Through the talent of over16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to ourclients’ most critical challenges.

With officesacross the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups andindividuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industryimaginable.

Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple : tobe the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for thecommunities we workin.


KPMG is building a "best inclass" Testing Practice with a clear mission - to acceleratebusiness change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-

houseindustry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods andpractices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient,high-

quality change while minimising risk.

We arecurrently looking to recruit Advisors who can make a significantcontribution to the continuing development of KPMG’s TestingPractice within the Management Consulting Technology Enablementteam, through sector expertise, client engagement and delivery ofnew business opportunities.

You will help define and growthe Testing Practice, taking responsibility for revenue targets,expanding the pipeline of opportunities and developing valuepropositions for the market in which weoperate.


  • Builds and develops positiveconstructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
  • Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevantissues are considered when making decisions
  • Proactivelydriving forward new and creative ideas which benefit theclient
  • The Financial Services Technology Delivery Centre(FSTDC) is at the heart of our strategy to build digital platformson which we can run business operations for our banking andinsurance clients.

  • It’s where we define and build fully cloud-basedplatforms using techniques such as Behaviour Driven / Test DrivenDevelopment (BDD / TDD);
  • Agile methodology (SCRUM) and ContinuousIntegration and Delivery (CI / CD).

    As a test lead / managerwithin the FSTDC, you will be : -

  • Working within a deepbusiness and technically focussed team to deliver digitalapplications to support our clients.
  • Assessing problemsfrom multiple business and technical angles to ensure all relevantissues are considered.
  • Proactively driving forward newand creative ideas which benefit the client and develops KPMG’sdigital offering.
  • Working collaboratively with clientbusiness and IT teams to design and develop test suites forfunctional & technical testing of applications with a focusin innovative test design techniques.
  • Managing theexecution of test suites within a fast-paced delivery environmentand report results in stand-ups and capture key metrics over timefor input to retrospectives.
  • Proactively drivingforward new and creative ideas and tools which benefit the team andKPMG as a whole.
  • ThePerson

  • Takes time to learn aboutother people and their experiences and how to apply thislearning
  • Shares experiences with others to assistanttheir learning and understanding
  • Demonstrates curiosityand open mindedness to new ideas approaches andperspectives
  • Actively engages with others in order toaddress their views / concerns
  • You have gained deepbusiness and technical knowledge and are confident to quickly learnnew business / technology skills within a deep content-basedenvironment.
  • You are an experienced test leader ofmedium to large testing projects across a variety of IT technologyplatforms (ideally banking and finance applications)
  • You have excellent knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycleincluding understanding the various types of testing
  • You are an expert in test design and test design techniques andable to develop advanced test plans, acceptance criteria and testconditions from user stories, technical designs andspecifications
  • You have the ability to assess testingrisks and give clear input to support go-live businessdecisions.
  • You have excellent communication skills,with the ability to influence senior management and stakeholders,and to build and maintain strong team and clientrelationships
  • You have a degree in a numerate orcomputing related subject and ISEB / ISTQB qualified
  • Youpossess strong analytical & troubleshootingskills
  • You are a team leader with passion to motivate,engage and instil learning culture on the job
  • You haveexcellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
  • You have experience delivering testing programmes by workingclosely with technology functions throughout the delivery lifecycleto enable a seamless transition to implementation within tighttimeframes
  • You are able to manage the process ofraising, investigating and resolving test defects in a structuredmanner working with the broad team to solve issues and providesolutions
  • Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Agile Scrum, Kanban, behavioural-driven development(BDD), and continuous integration
  • Knowledge of SQL andEnterprise Transformation and Load (ETL) processes andtechnologies.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools includingJira, Confluence and Stash
  • Experience testing in Azure& Amazon Web Servicesenvironments
  • OurDeal FlexibleWorking While some of ourclient-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly,and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive wherepossible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home andwork demands.

    We are happy to discussindividual requirements and our range of flexible workingarrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of therecruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who workflexibly so you can understand from them what our culture islike.

    Applying with aDisability KPMG are proudto be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek toattract and retain the best people from the widest possible talentpool.

    As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committedto ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our RecruitmentProcess.

    Should you be successful after the initial applicationstage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you mayrequire, with your recruitmentcontact.

    KPMG's commitment todiversity

    KPMGconsistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies towork for, which has been recognised with a special achievementaward to mark our 10 years in the Top 25.

    We are proud of the valuewe place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self towork and truly maximise your potential.

    We believe that yourindividuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients.Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity ofperspective -

    that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our wordfor it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

    Returning to work after abreak

    At KPMG, we appreciate thatreturning to work after an extended career break can be daunting.We understand that those with experience who have taken a careerbreak have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer ourorganisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals.

    We willsupport you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence andprovide a supportive network across the firm to help you bestintegrate into the working environment.

    This role welcomesapplications for individuals who have been out of work for 18months or more and who have previous relevantexperience.

    Policy forAgencies

    KPMGhas a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we donot accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to seeour policy on agencies : Policy

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