Test Architect / Delivery Manager - Banking

15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Test Architect / Delivery Manager - Banking
Location: London / Manchester
Travel: Must be willing to be based at and travel to client sites throughout the UK

We have roles available across the following Accenture career levels depending on skills and experience:

Senior Analyst: from GBP31,424
Specialist / Team Lead: from GBP36,725
Associate Manager: from GBP42,570
Manager: from GBP51,296

Job Type: Permanent

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance with best in class established and emerging technologies. We are able to extend our technology and business capabilities by working closely with market leaders and innovators to provide our clients with the best specialised skills and tailored solutions.

With Accenture Technology you will deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, long term outsourcing services, to complex systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions.

We are focused on aligning IT with business priorities, enabling a digital Accenture and driving down the cost of IT, while working to provide all of our employees with the capabilities to run a high-performing business!

What responsibilities will you have?

Within banking, Accenture supports testing at the forefront with C-Suite buy in within the top tier investment and retail banks, in addition to the top tier challenger banks in the UK. This can range from large scale banking divestments mandated by the EU / UK government, through to the assurance of Financial and Derivatives related regulation, all the way to testing of implementation of new products and platforms for banks to be challenging in the new digital economy

Test and Quality Assurance are some of the highest growth areas within the IT service market, and are critical capabilities for delivering business change to support our clients. Our test practice capability is at the forefront of driving new IT delivery methods such as agile and dev ops, and collaborates with many advanced technology vendors to utilise the latest tooling, AI and automation capabilities.

You would be joining a high performing team and play a pivotal role in the continued success of our testing services. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


What skills & experience are we looking for?

• Working in the Financial Services industry on either Divestment programmes or EU regulation driven programmes (e.g MIFID 2, SEPA, BACS)
• Retail banking digital and non -digital transformation specifically in testing or programme / pilot assurance
• Testing large / medium scale products migration and / or experience of testing downstream risk / treasury / finance driven regulatory reporting
• Able to shape the test model from unit test right through to change and implementation whilst working to a "centrally C-Suite driven" programme plan
• Pivoting between IT and Business in a complex workplace within Financial Services
• Designing test strategies for complex programmes
• Large scale test delivery capabilities with experience in directly manging large scale distributed test teams, building client relations and ensuring continuous improvements are recognised and implemented.
• Knowledge of testing methodologies covering both agile and waterfall test delivery practices along with an interest in NewIT

What academic qualifications do you need?

• ISTQB Qualified (or clearly demonstrate equivalent experience)

What's in it for you?

All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 - 30 days' vacation (depending on career level offered) per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

What are the next steps?

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions-underpinned by the world's largest delivery network-Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.