Job details

Test Lead

Job reference: 003502

Closing date: 23/10/2020

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Here at N Brown we are looking for a Test Lead to join our engineering team! You will be responsible for delivering the testing of solutions within the New Web squads and Channel tribe.


Your role as Test Lead:

  • Responsible for overall delivery of testing agnostic of delivery method within a squad, tribe or release through the Test lifecycle (Unit Test, System Test, FAT, SIT, Performance Test, UAT, and OAT) to time and budget. The Test Lead will have overall responsibility for testing within Agile or waterfall deliveries made at N Brown on specific releases by squads and the tribe.
  • Responsible for producing and maintaining the test approach and framework, ensuring adherence and managing deviation to the agreed approach on projects and releases within N Brown.
  • Responsible for resource planning across squads, tribes or releases, working with the test partner to ensure that resources are utilised efficiently.
  • To provide leadership to the test team within the squad, project or release and provide a strategic and tactical vision for the team.
  • Supports Test Process Improvement, in conjunction with the Testing Community of Practice Lead and Head of Engineering, within the context of the N Brown’s Test Framework and BIT Operating Model.
  • Is expected to independently:
    • Define Testing strategy and approach at a squad/project/release level
    • Sign off for project test plans within a specific squad/project/release
    • Prioritisation of project testing within a squad/project/release
    • Resource allocation across multiple squads/projects within a set of squads, projects or releases
    • Escalation of any issues or concerns through status reports at a programme level


What are we looking for?

  • Hands on Test Lead with wide experience and be technically savvy
  • A mentor attitude who has led other testers and been Lead QA in squads and projects
  • Sprint planning experience, feeding in QA estimates and allocating test resources accordingly
  • Forward thinking individual. Needs to show evidence of ideas/technologies they have suggested that have been spiked/ implemented/adopted by the team
  • Working with the squads to automate testing plans, test reports and provide a roadmap of continual improvement.
  • Comfortable liaising with different squads, teams and product owners
  • Capable of setting up best practice approaches to testing and quality for the team.


What’s in it for you?

As Test Lead at N Brown you will receive a competitive salary of up to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, in addition to taking advantage of a holiday purchase scheme! You will benefit from our flexible working hours and fantastic location based in the heart of the northern quarter, Manchester. You will receive fantastic employee discount on our products, a discounted share purchase scheme and access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!


We are proud to be N Brown.


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