Test Manager
6d ago


Greatopportunity for an experienced software test manager with strong automationskills to take a role with AXA Partners.

Primarily focused on co-ordination and management of testing activitiesbetween multiple teams in multiple locations. The QA and Test Function in AXAPartners is large and dynamic, providing numerous challenges and opportunities.

The TestManager will be working on a number of different technology platforms usingvarious SDLC methodologies. They will be leading teams of analysts, testengineers and automation engineers, located primarily in Shannon, London andIndia.

The TestManager will work very closely will many internal and external stakeholders,including programme and project managers, Business Analysts , engineers and endusers.


This role will be withthe QA & Test management team within AXA Partners CLP IT.

The primaryrole is a hands on Test Manager role across a number of platforms.

Responsible forco-ordination and management of test teams, activities and monitor and controlactivities to ensure the Applications are thoroughly tested.


The candidate should have at least 5 years proven experience of managingteams, onshore and offshore, contract and full time employees.

  • Knowledge and experience of different testing methodologies.
  • Knowledge and experience of different software development life cyclesand IT governance models.

    Works with senior development teams, project teams and businessstakeholders to shape IT Quality.

    Experience of contributing directly to client steering and governancemeetings.

    Writes test strategies based upon best practice, client qualityrequirements and systems architecture.

    Manages and controls test infrastructure, test planning, testpreparation, test design, test execution and test completion.

    Manages test activity project planning and contributes to overallimplementation or release project plans.

  • Manages all resource and financial requirements for the test activity.
  • Experience of defining, agreeing, implementing and managing SLA’s with aclient.

    Advises / Mentors junior staff along defined career progression as part ofa line management responsibility.

  • Actively maintains currency in test management, methodology and tooling.
  • Strong experience in test management of large complex multi solutionbanking projects

  • Systems integration experience
  • Good negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Strong track record Stake holder management

    Technical / FunctionalKnowledge, Skills and Abilities

    5+ years in software testing with strong automation exposure deliveringenterprise solutions preferred, incorporating .Net, Java, ADF, PL / SQL, APIs.

    Experience withUFT, Lean FT & Selenium, API testing, SOAP UI, Jenkins, Bitbucket

    Experience withload / performance testing (jmeter / Loadrunner) an advantage

    TechnologyHunter mindset

    DevOps orAgile experience

  • Expert SDLC knowledge
  • Be a genuineteam player with a focus on continuous improvement (for example TPI)

    Excellentcollaborator with high focus on the Team dynamic

    Financial Insuranceindustry experience

    Education, Professional Qualifications andExperience

    BSc ComputerScience or similar experience

    5+ yearsmanaging a QA / Test team of 8+ people


    AXA Group is the world leader in insurance and asset management. We protect and advise our clients at every step in their lives, by offering products and services which satisfy their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, saving and asset management.

    AXA is the leading insurance brand worldwide, with over 100 million clients. We are transforming from payer to partner for our client, with a strong focus on risk prevention.

    Our mission : Empower people to live a better life.

    Our values : Customer First, Courage, Integrity and One AXA.

    AXA Partners is an AXA transversal business unit offering a wide range of solutions in assistance services, travel insurance and credit protection.

    AXA Partners’ role is also to implement innovative solutions emerging from the AXA Innovation unit.

    Our mission is to help our Corporate clients to enrich their customers’ experience, with more than 9,000 employees at their service anywhere, anytime.

    By joining AXA Partners, you will work in a responsible company, which offers a real culture of expertise & diversity. Our focus is on accelerating the development of everyone’s skills, whilst offering attractive and competitive compensation and opportunities for professional development and growth.

    Additionally, at AXA, we work to make a real difference to people - when amazing things happen and when we create opportunities for a better life, the feeling of pride is extraordinary.

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