Test Lead- Fixed-Term
Basingstoke / Flexible
A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With attractions around the world, from rollercoasters to wax figures, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases.
We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles. In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you.
Passionate, dedicated people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests’ experiences are the best they can be.
Due to continuing growth and development of Merlin’s attractions and brands on a global scale, we are looking for a Test Lead- Fixed-Term to join our F21 Programme Team.
This role will be based at our The Merlin Hub - Basingstoke office, but we can be flexible on location if required.
This role reports into the PMO Manager and will run until 31st March 2022 .
About the Role...
To work with the "Finance 21" (F21) Programme Manager and PMO Manager to fully align the test plan and scope with the integrated programme plan
To work with the F21 Programme Manager and PMO Manager to ensure the Test Strategy and Approaches are relevant for each test phase
To work with the Global Process Leads and Global Process Analysts to ensure test cases are updated and relevant for each test phase
To manage the updates to the test tool in preparation for the test phase
To lead in the management of the test execution as per test plans, coordinating resource and leading the progress of all test activities against the overall plan
To lead and co-ordinate daily review meetings and issue resolution calls. Determine the potential causes, potential solutions and the risks and benefits to each.
Ensuring escalations and approvals are adhered to as needed to progress in a timely manner
Provide daily testing metrics throughout the test phase(s) that will enable the Programme Board to monitor and control the testing progress
Knowledge of leading practices with regards to off-the-shelf software testing
Experience of planning test workstreams covering all aspects from test scope, requirements traceability, test environment requirements and test resource specification
Hands-on experience of leading test workstreams including evidence of working both the testers and developers to ensure timely resolution of defects and accurate test status reporting
Strong knowledge of finance processes gained within the context of a senior testing role on a finance / ERP system project or programme
Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be capable of overseeing a test team, accurately summarising test status to programme management
Pro-active, hands on style able to understand the nature of defects raised, and have the ability to challenge on potential solutions and workarounds
Deal confidently and effectively with people at all levels across the organisation to provide clear and concise progress updates
Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and able to interact with confidence and impact with senior stakeholders
Experience of leading test workstreams specifically on a NetSuite or similar SaaS (Software as a Service) financial accounting / ERP systems programme is desirable
Experience of testing integrations into an ERP / finance system, Concur, DocuPeak and Kyriba is desirable
Experience of test automation solutions is desirable
Experience of aligning test plans with wider quality management frameworks on large software implementation programmes is desirable
Experience of working with in-house IT teams to ensure alignment of the ERP test approach with the organisation’s standards is desirable
We’re growing fast and alongside a fun andfriendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects idealif you’re already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic canhelp here).
Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionarycompany bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, ofcourse, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family freeadmission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in ourretail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.
EveryoneMatters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcomethe world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want toreflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too.
We strive tocreate an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, havethe same opportunities and thrive together.
Because at Merlin, everyonematters!
Together, we work tocreate a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race,gender, disability or sexual orientation.
Although we understand that we'llalways be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexibleemployer in our industry.
If you have any questions or if you require any assistance, because of a disability or medical condition, please contact us by email at Recruitment Merlinentertainments.
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