Test Manager - Fixed Term until June 2023

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Test Manager - Fixed Term until June 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, experienced Test Manager to take a lead role in Fire and Emergency’s Test and Assurance Practice. This role will support our large transformation projects as well as BAU system testing. This is a Fixed Term Contract until June 2023.

About us 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand was set up under new legislation in July 2017, combining 40 urban and rural fire services and 14,000 people. We became one national emergency management organisation to keep New Zealanders, their property and our unique environment safe.

Our firefighters educate communities to build their resilience by helping them prepare for, respond to and recover well from emergencies.

We respond to a wide variety of emergencies including motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, dealing with hazardous substances, severe weather events and natural disasters. We work to reduce risk to make our communities safer, through fire safety campaigns, research, and by providing advice on the Building Code.

Our people 

Nothing is more important to us than our people – he waka eke noa.

We are building a workplace that is safe, respectful and inclusive for all our people. It is fundamental to our purpose and consistent with our values. We actively embrace and value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds. This helps all people at Fire and Emergency to grow, develop and be their best by providing them with a positive experience throughout their time with us.

About the role

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced Test Manager to take a lead role in Fire and Emergency’s Test and Assurance Practice on several exciting projects. You will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing Business Requirements and solution architecture, provide Test Estimates
  • Providing guidance/recommendation on Testing Tools
  • Providing guidance on ISQTB test methodologies
  • Creating a Test Plan that covers the scope, entry and exit criteria, schedule, approach for testing, test resource requirements, test environments, risks, assumptions, dependencies and constraints
  • Reviews the test cases produced by the test team and ensures a Requirements Traceability Matrix is completed and delivered as part of Test Exit Report
  • Progress reporting – includes rate of execution per day, defects summary and status, risks, issues
  • Captures Test Metrics and provide analysis
  • Leading the defect triage meetings with the vendors
  • Coordinating the test team on a day to day basis to deliver the testing components of the project
  • Mentors the test team
  • Facilitates and schedules testing with the Business and the Business solutions stakeholders.
  • Manage the User Acceptance or Business Acceptance Testing and track it to completion.
  • Liaising with other project team members, other testing team members, suppliers, vendors and others in the organisation as required.
  • Monitoring and reporting to the Test and Assurance Practice Manager on progress against the testing schedule, proactively highlighting risks and issues.
  • Maintain the Estimates vs. Actuals effort tracking for the test team
    Preparation of Test Exit Reports, other reports and documentation as required

We will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge and expertise within a challenging and supportive environment and an organisation dedicated to helping our communities

About you

You will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Sound experience in the Software Test Lifecycle and Systems Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Functionality Testing, Web Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Business Acceptance Testing, Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
  • ISTQB Foundations certified
  • Extensive testing experience
  • Significant experience leading and or managing test resources
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Coordination of a team of testers to deliver the testing component of a complex software development project involving a third-party supplier
  • Experience in developing and implementing test plans, and in the preparation and execution of Test Plan and Test Cases etc.
  • Test Estimation
  • Knowledge and experience in the technical aspects of the use of backend testing tools for validating results
  • Gathering and managing test data
  • Strong analytical thinking and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong risks and issue-management skills
  • A proactive team player
  • Provide resolution paths to issues regarding testing
  • You may also have automation experience and an understanding of Jira and DevOps

For further information please email nhqjobs@fireandemergency.nz 

How to apply

If this sounds like you, make sure you carefully consider the position description, so your CV sets out your relevant experience.

You will receive a notification advising we have received your application. 

Applications will close Friday 11th February 2022