FSS Programme Test Manager

Dublin, Ireland ( It is an 6 months initial contract. Hybrid role as candidate will be required to go onsite at lease 2 or 3 days per week. )

Head of QA, Information Services, dotted line to the Programme Manager


Role Description:

Our life Insurance client is seeking an experienced Programme Test Manager to manage testing on a large programme with a multimillion-euro test spend per annum. Candidates must have a proven track record of managing large programmes of work through the test lifecycle while coordinating multiple test and external stakeholders to ensure quality releases are delivered to production on time & on budget.



  • Lead and manage the FSS QA team responsible for the testing of policy administration system & integrated systems across different technologies and platforms. This involves working with leads from multiple workstreams
  • Manage the full systems test lifecycle for a series of concurrent projects using best practice methodology.
  • Plan and manage on-going enhancements to existing test infrastructure managing costs, resources and delivery schedules.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for test excellence to maximise test coverage and reduce execution times, including identifying opportunities to extend automated testing where appropriate.
  • Coordinate, plan and provide guidance on the Business Acceptance Test strategy, ensuring appropriate test coverage and no duplication of effort with the FIT phase
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent feedback, project delivery and priority management.
  • Work closely with our 3rd party provider to ensure alignment with test strategies
  • Resource planning, distributing work across the team in an effective and challenging way to ensure skill transfer and cross functional capability to support client needs.
  • Manage & coordinate usage of the test environments
  • Report on progress, quality metrics to senior stakeholders, preparation of update packs
  • Chair and minute all meetings related to FSS Test
  • Assist the programme manager with 3rd Party Vendor Management by defining and tracking against metrics to measure delivery quality and progress
  • Any other duties as assigned by your manager.

Key Personal Strengths:

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who will work effectively and pro-actively with internal and external stakeholders with the ability integrate with all areas of the business
  • Technically strong with proven ability to perform release management activities at enterprise level
  • Strong and proven problem-solving ability

Essential Skills:

  • ISTQB qualification or equivalent desirable.
  • Significant IT management experience in a test environment.
  • Proven track record delivering quality output and working on own initiative.
  • Significant people leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise across multiple tasks to tight timelines and to coordinate multiple teams.
  • Strong communication, technical writing, planning, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team to agree project plans and timescales that are realistic and achievable.
  • Excellent quality assurance skills and understanding of the insurance industry.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience working in Financial Services.
  • Written and/or oral German language.


Necessary Qualifications / Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent degree and/or experience


  • Information Technology & Services


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