-Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed. Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. Responsible for testing all customers samples and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area. Responsible for designing, developing and implementing cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment. Expert: Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to complex business issues, and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems/projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers. Computerized electronic test equipment. Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Experience: 6 t
Story Behind the Need - Business Group & Key Projects
*Part of a wider Test Team supporting Transition and Transformation on the NHS Supply Chain
*This is to specifically support new initiatives relating to PPE changes
*This is increase in staff need
Typical Day in the Role
*Typically, Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 but outside office hours maybe required for Testing
*Manages relationships with Client project team.
*Remote (UK Citizen) 60/70%. Onsite 30-40%. Client requires UK based for occasional customer site attendance
Compelling Story & Candidate Value Proposition
*Good organization, people management and time management skills
*Good analytical and problem-solving skills
*Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
*Good communication skills to interact and present findings to team members
*Good planning skills
*Good consulting skills; can effectively interact with client during project team teleconferences and on-site meetings
*Influences at the start of projects, and during testing lifecycle delivery, on requirement ideas/concepts, challenging and asking specific questions, giving testing industry insight, aligns with similar type projects - all leading to aiding and improving efficient design, development and testing approaches.
*Supports the shifts left focus into design and development so that testing influences and drives the outputs and quality from these domains. This includes alignment of dependent domains (i.e. solution architects) and potentially 3rd Party Suppliers where acts as the primary System Integrator.
*Confirms testability of lesser complex project requirements - clarifies ambiguous elements and aligns/sets expectations on actions/owners
1Manages IT Test delivery (can include Functional, Performance, Security and other Non-Functional Testing activities), in line with defined overall testing approach (methodology), key inputs and dependencies, tooling, resource demands
2Deliverables - supports definition and creation of Project Test Strategies where projects are defined as churn or simple to medium complexity. Where projects sit outside of this rating may be required to work alongside assigned Test Consultant to support the creation of testing solutions and test strategies, and other test deliverables for programmes or large projects.
3Creates project based estimates, using designated estimation tools and other test collateral, (Test Plans, test schedule, test reports etc), based on known/assumed scope and execution activities
*Candidate must have a Testing Industry Background
*Candidate must be able to demonstrate what their differentiator is
*Ability to write lengthy procedural, step-based narrative test materials including the necessary testbed set-up steps
*Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a global professional team that may be distributed across geographies and time zones
*Ability to complete assigned responsibilities independently in a given timeframe with minimal managerial and technical support
*Manage small projects within scope of responsibility.
*Work across teams, and involve other parts of the organization in the development of deliverables.
*Interact with customers regarding project information.
*Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
*Bachelor's degree in business, mathematics, engineering, management information systems, or computer science, or related field preferred
*Three or more years of software testing experience
*Experience working with developing testware from functional design documents and executing testware against a schedule and in compliance with a methodology
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