IBM Chief Test Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Job Description

IBM's Global Business Services (GBS) is the world's largest consulting services organisation. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, innovative solutions. GBS provides consulting services across multiple industries and covers the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions.

The Chief Test Engineer is IBM’s most senior delivery role and is responsible for the overall quality and timeliness of test delivery within the Squad / Team which is measured through Delivery and Service metrics and CSL’s.

This role works closely with the IBM / Client Test Architect to define and implement engineering disciplines including Dev Ops, Agile, Continuous Deployment and Release Automation process and tooling. The role also works closely with the Senior Test Engineers to define Release and Sprint level Test Strategies that maximise engineering practices and tooling use.

Mentoring and coaching is an equally important responsibility within the Squad, to support understanding and adoption of all engineering aspects of the Strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the IBM / Client Test Architect to produce the Squad level Test Strategy

  • Working with the Client Test Architect in transitioning and implementing the Integration Services Squad model

  • Leading Test Delivery of the work backlog within the assigned Squad(s)

  • Working with the Chief Technical Test Engineer to define the Non Functional Test Strategy

  • Conformance to Delivery and Service Level metrics and CSL’s within the Squad

  • Innovation and implementation of lessons learned, continuous process improvements including CTD, ARD, Automation, Agile, DevOps

  • Coaching and advising team members on release and sprint level strategy experience

  • Extensive experience as a Test Architect and or a Non Functional Senior Test Manager

  • Extensive experience in designing and delivering Test Strategies for complex programmes

  • Extensive domain and technical knowledge in Dev Ops and Engineering practices and principles including but not limited to Agile, Continuous Deployment and Release Automation

  • Experience of technical testing using Open Source tools

  • Experience in people management and mentoring and coaching of test teams

  • Large scale test delivery capabilities with experience in directly managing distributed teams, building client relationships and delivering successful outcomes

  • Extensive experience in senior stakeholder and third party management

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Extensive domain and technical knowledge in Dev Ops and Engineering practices and principles including but not limited to Agile, Continuous Deployment and Release Automation

  • Extensive experience in senior stakeholder and third party management

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Not applicable

EO Statement

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