Team Leader, Testing Services

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    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    18 hours ago
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Team Leader, Testing Services

 Wellington РPermanent РFull Time

Are you a highly efficient and effective leader? Are you interested in leading a team of test professionals within the Ministry of Education? We are looking for a team leader to take responsibility in leading and growing a team of Test Analysts and Senior Test Analysts.

The Team Leader is expected to guide the testing of Ministry applications that are being provided by the Web & Applications Services division by providing leadership in the planning, execution and reporting of testing for applications and services, enabling testing to be completed satisfactorily and ensuring effective change management is provided for business owners.

The primary focus of the Team Leader will be to work as part of the Testing Services team supporting internal applications and/or internal projects whilst providing leadership to a team of Test Analysts and Senior Test Analysts and coaching and providing guidance to business units who are conducting acceptance testing. The appointee will be responsible for the testing services delivered by the team.

The successful candidate will bring knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Several years’ experience in testing delivery and astute in testing techniques
  • Proven experience leading and managing culturally diverse teams
  • Ensure the teams test content outputs meet the Ministry’s expectations
  • High level of oral and written communication skills, along with interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships both internal and externally
  • Adaptability, teamwork and collaboration
  • Confidently able to hold appropriate coaching, behaviour and performance conversations with team members
  • Experience in automation testing and exposure to different automation tooling such as Tosca, Selenium, SOAPUI and Postman¬†
  • Confident with driving performance through managing against daily, weekly and monthly deliverables
  • Professional work ethic, including the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Outcome focused, with high attention to detail and quality, ability to plan, organise and be self-managing
  • Able to think outside of the box and problem solve
  • Skilled in all areas of testing and able to work within any methodology including Agile, DevOps and Waterfall.
  • It is desirable, but not a pre-requisite, that the successful candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • ISTQB Test Manager certification
  • Motivation to make a difference is important for the success in this role. You’ll also need commitment and the ability to innovate and drive continuous improvements across test delivery.