Test Assurance Lead

Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
12 Apr 2017
Ref
PCK392-222151
Contact
Leena Pagare
Clearance Level
BPSS
Job Type
Permanent

Job Title: Test Assurance Lead (Telecoms/Energy)

Location London, EC3N (Regular travel to other client sites will be required)

Competitive Salary & Benefits

About Capita | DCC Smart Metering

Smart DCC Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capita plc. We are Capita, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through bespoke, quality solutions, we've helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) granted Smart DCC Ltd a Data and Communications Company licence in September 2013 to establish and manage the data and communications network to connect smart meters to the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorised service users of the network.

The DCC Test Assurance function is responsible to oversee all stages of programme testing to ensure the Licensee and service provider systems are fully integrated with DCC service. We also support Users and other categories of test participant to integrate their systems and metering equipment with us.

What you will do:

The Test Lead will:

  • Act as the primary point of contact with the Programme Directors and Delivery Directors in relation to Test Assurance activities, encompassing System Testing, Business Acceptance Tesing and Operational Acceptance Testing.

  • Develop the Test Approach and determine test assurance resource requirements in conjunction with the Head of Test Assurance and Test Assurance Services Manager

  • Direct the activities of Test Assurance Resources in respect of the Test Assurance activities for a specific project/programme.

  • Act as the primary point of contact with the DCC's Service Providers on related testing matters.

  • Agree how the detailed testing will be undertaken, evidenced and reported by the Service Provider

  • Assure test completion through witnessing tests and inspecting test results

  • Where required, will provide analytical support to other areas of the Test Assurance function

Your experience will include:

  • An experienced Test Lead /Manager professional with relevant testing experience.

  • The ability and experience necessary to rapidly understand complex functionality and architectures

  • Possesses an in depth understanding of testing standards and processes, and how these apply to a service provider

  • The skills and experience to:

    • scope the required system testing

    • define the associated business scenarios

    • assess the test programme and plan proposed by the Service Provider

    • witness tests and inspect test results

  • Demonstrates excellent analytical skills: identifying any exceptions to the agreed test approach, proposing alternative solutions and agreeing appropriate responses

  • Demonstrates strong communications skills - written & verbal

  • Approachable, with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

What we hope you will do next

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Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.