Test Manager - Networks
Years of experience required : 12-15 years Role : As a Test manager- plan- manage and deliver testing for mobile networks projects.
Working in a Mobile telecom operator environment or for Telecom product testing. Act as an advocate for Quality Assurance and Integration function- engaging other functions within Client delivery unit- in order to communicate test principles- aims and process.
Share success and ensure the value added is understood by technical and non-technical stakeholders. Also as people manager manage a team of test managers / leads from.
To define and implement the optimal test strategy for each delivery To be a single point of contact through the coordinated management of test resources- to assure the quality of the customer experience and meet business- operational and technical acceptance criteria As people manager manage a team with direct and indirect reporting Responsibilities : Responsible for all aspects of testing and integration from initial evaluation to realization into mobile operational network.
To set direction for the delivery across the full life cycle for System testing to integration testing to UAT ensuring all key milestones are achieved in compliance with the Quality processes & framework.
Accountable for defining and communicating test approach / plan to ensure risk mitigation strategy- agreeing and achieving key milestones and deliveries with external suppliers and internal stakeholders- articulating the working relationship at the start and securing agreement for the optimal balance of time- cost- and quality.
Developing and maintaining key relationships within testing function- Vendors- Heads of Services- PMO- IT and other departments and directorates Accountable across the range of technologies- leading detailed investigations- defining the test approach- highlighting any significant risks- and translating into business recommendations Potentially the expert in the subject matter.
Ensuring technical guidance is provided and sharing technical expertise / knowledge with testing team members. Ensuring budget & resource requirements are identified and progressed as per programme / project demand Tracking all project interdependencies- providing risk analysis- prioritization- trade off options and recommendations to stakeholders in order to ensure successful delivery to time- cost and quality.
Responsible for the planning- engagement and management of all test resources in conjunction with the Senior / Test Manager- throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Undertaking virtual management- coaching and developing the skills and competencies in others- through on the job support- delegation- coaching- timely formal and informal feedback- training and development.
Managing the delivery of programme / projects to meet the business needs and match expectations for cost- quality- reliability and time to market.
Governing the quality of the internal and external suppliers deliveries into test and manage escalations to resolution. Conveying requirements as appropriate- and collecting all relevant data to aid the decision making and evaluation processes Influencing the project financial investment in testing to ensure that sufficient funds are in place to deliver test integration & environments- tracking spend- ensuring this is efficiently and effectively utilised Managing and negotiating any change required to deliver business needs and project benefits and take ownership for issues and escalations which arise as a result of testing and see them through to resolution.
Providing appropriate analysis to enable senior management and stakeholders to make informed decisions with customer experience in mind.
People management including performance appraisals- career planning- grooming the next level and people development Skills & experience : Experience in testing Mobile networks in a Telecom operator environment or Telecom product company Working experience within mobile communications industry with knowledge of 2G / 3G- 4G / LTE- IMS- 5G.
Good to have knowledge in Core Network CS & PS and associated signaling protocols (RADIUS- DIAMETER- ISUP- MAP etc.) Authoring or development of test strategy- test planning- and test specifications for mobile networks projects for upgrades- functional and non-functional testing needs Experience of managing & delivering full life cycle testing including system- integration and acceptance Testing of mobile communication technologies (Circuit Switching-CS- packet core- PS / EPC- IMS- SMS / MMS / Voice Mail / Supplementary Services) and equipment Well versed in test estimation- managing SLAs / KPIs- handling escalations and enabling teamwork.
Experience in test management to drive test planning- test execution- monitoring and control- reporting and test closure Experience of working & delivering within an Agile methodology.
Certification is Agile / ITIL4 would be an added benefit Knowledge / experience in Test automation solutions and services for network testing preferably mobile networks would be a plus Proven experience in managing people for their
1. Experience in the areas of mobile networks in 2g / 3g / 4g-LTE / IMS / 5G technologies. OSS experience would be a plus
2. Test management and delivery - planning & delivery of testing services. Experienced in testing processes & methodologies.
Well versed in test estimation- managing SLAs / KPIs- handling escalations- and teamwork. Working in a Mobile telecom operator environment or for Telecom product testing.
3. Excellent communication & collaboration skills. Need to have people management skills.