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The Portfolio Test Manager is responsible for the overall test planning and execution for large scale programs.


Responsibilities include:


• Develop communication protocol including: o stakeholder management plan o meeting cadence o reporting cadence o interaction model alignment


• Ensure collaborative teamwork from all teams (testing, development, and business) across multiple programs, multiple applications, and multiple business areas


• Ensure a comprehensive approach to test planning including, but not limited to:


o impact analysis and estimation

o environment (including data) demand and changes

o alignment to enterprise goals

o testing strategy which includes all phases/types of testing required (Non-functional, Functional, Scrum, Integration, User/Business Acceptance, Model Office Testing, 3rd party/external entities, post implementation verification, etc.) o budgeting, reporting, signoffs and approvals

o promotion and enablement of Test Design Workshops throughout all releases o development of artifacts and test assets to be approved and retained

o project closure requirements


• Create aggregated test results and utilize enterprise standard metrics to assess software quality, tester effectiveness and production readiness. Utilize results to improve quality in test team.


• Drive the implementation of automation frameworks across application teams and track automation progress to be communicated to program management

• Drive organizational Change Management related to the move to Agile/Test Driven Development and expanded automated testing. 


Partner with business to gain further trust in automation activity via reporting and results.

• Create program diagrams and/or workflows to be used for test planning, business communication, operational readiness and ongoing artifact documentation

• Identify and manage program level testing risks, actions, issues, dependencies (RAID) and timelines. Work with test managers and other program representatives to build mitigation plans.

• Serve as escalation point for testing issues, communicate appropriately and own to resolution

• Partner with release management function (where exists) to ensure testing is consulted on scope, timelines and production readiness.

• Participate in and enforce change control processes

• Participate in enterprise test forums such as Communities of Practice, etc.

Experience:


• General 12 - 15 years of experience in Technical or Business Test Management, to include:

o Minimum 10 years in Test Management role for large initiatives

o Minimum 7 years Project/Program Management experience

o Minimum 5 years financial domain experience

o Minimum 5 years working within Agile style teams


• Release Management experience is a plus

• PMP/SAFe certification is a plus Additional Skills:

• Ability to properly prioritize tasks while under pressure in a continually changing environment

• Aptitude for understanding large, complex, multi-tiered enterprise architectures

• Ability to successfully collaborate with virtual teams across multiple time zones/locations 

  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to various types of team members

• Ability to communicate effectively with senior managers and leaders

• Proven experience with SDLC and Agile practices

• Demonstrated ability to help transition teams from Waterfall to Agile

• Knowledge of performance testing and the concepts of high availability/low latency systems

• Excellent coordination skills to bring together multiple contingents of testing

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work in a process oriented environment

• Ability to work independently • Ability to maintain a positive outlook and remain adaptable

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