Testing Solutions Group Tech Lead

Recruiter
Met Office
Location
Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Nov 2016
Closes
30 Nov 2016
Sectors
IT, Testing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Salary Information GBP31270 - GBP35,891+ competitive benefits. You may also be eligible to claim relocation costs of up to GBP5,000.

Background
About Us
The award winning Met Office HQ is home to our Exeter based world-class employees, among the very best in their professions. We supply weather and climate services to a variety of sectors, including the Aviation, Retail, Defence, Sport & Leisure and Utilities industries. We own and operate one of the largest Supercomputers in the world, worth in excess of GBP97million. As a recognised pioneer within our sector, we lead the way in developing and providing services that are both cutting edge and highly functional. We even work with the likes of NASA!

The Benefits

27.5 days annual leave + bank holidays (rising to 32.5 days)
One of the most generous occupational pension schemes on the market
Corporate Performance Pay available for all permanent employees
We encourage career development and even have an onsite college for training
Flexible working is available to promote work/life balance
Free car park, excellent access to public transport and a cycle to work scheme
Onsite Gym, open 24/7
Many other benefits including onsite restaurants and a variety of clubs

Job Purpose
The Testing Technical Lead will be expected to take an active role in the central governance of the Testing Solution Group (TSG), providing leadership, resource management, pipeline planning and delivering continuous improvement initiatives. They will also be responsible for a portfolio of testing projects translating strategic concepts and tooling architectures into practical implementations within both an Agile and Waterfall environment.

Job Responsibilities Responsibilities
Take responsibility for the strategic vision of the relevant project
Engage with the wider IT community through various forums
Lead and Support day to day activities in the Testing Solution Group (TSG)
Ensure that the Toolset' within the TSG project is both effective and efficient
Provide Technical Expertise through an awareness of tooling available to support the TSG
Line management, mentoring and motivational responsibility for team members
Resource planning, including recruitment and allocation of staff
Assessing and setting testing milestones (Test Engagement Pack)
Provide technical expertise at all times on a range of relevant subject matter

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1.Experience in translating strategic thinking into detailed operational plans and embed a culture of continuous improvement and continuous integration
2.A strong communicator with the ability to translate complex information into simple terms
3.Experience in people and performance management, motivating staff when needed
4.Proven ability to deliver change in a complex environment involving multiple stakeholders
5. Knowledge and/or practical experience of test management, test automation and performance tooling
6. Knowledge and/or practical experience of Behaviour Driven Development, Test Driven Development, Specification by example & Acceptance Test Driven Development

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1.An understanding of the financial aspects of technical change and implementation
2.Knowledge of a broad range of current systems and technologies (inc ITIL, Waterfall and Agile)

Apply
To apply please click on the Apply button below.

Please attach a full CV and a cover letter, briefly highlighting your experience against the essential criteria plus any aspects of the opportunity that particularly attract you to the position.

Closing date: 2nd December 2016