Test Lead and Test Specialist – 2 roles

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: IT & computing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 512_1612151128
  • Job Title: Test Lead and Test Specialist – 2 roles
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  • Summary:

Inland Revenue is an essential part of the fabric of New Zealand. We collect most of the revenue that our government needs to fund and administer the significant social and economic policy programmes that provide support and care for the people of this country.

We want to be a world-class revenue organisation who make it simple, open and more certain for people to pay their taxes and receive their entitlements, and we have spent the last few years realigning all aspects of our organisation to enable this to happen. We have updated technology and introduced agile and multi-disciplinary teams who network together to create outcomes for the government and people. IR is delivering in an ever-increasing digital world, but it’s still for people.

The Enterprise Design & Integrity group is responsible for the services that provide advice, guidance and direction to ensure IR’s strategic intent is followed. These services include Corporate Legal, Governance and Ministerial Services, Integrity and Internal Assurance, Strategic Architecture, Strategic Portfolio Stewardship, Security Network and Privacy.

The teams provide enterprise-wide oversight and assurance for the organisation and Strategic Architecture is an enterprise function that ensures we are best placed to achieve our strategic intent over time through the design of services or solutions. We are accountable for:

  • Business Architecture
  • Technology Architecture
  • Security Architecture
  • End to end design
  • Product Ownership
  • Business & Process Analysis
  • Channel Management
  • Test Strategy & Management

This is very much a Business and Customer focused group. We are curious about how we can use technology in new and interesting ways to deliver the best possible outcome for our Customers. With a focus on test management and strategy, the Strategic Architecture unit is now seeking two people in the roles of Domain Lead (L1) and Domain Specialist (L2) to lead, identify and implement the most appropriate testing approaches.

The Test practice will:

  • provide strategic testing expertise and delivery services to each IR Primary Service
  • provide testing guidance and support for change activities
  • review and identify improvement for testing practices
  • ensure testing is performed as per agreed testing practices
  • oversee end to end testing, ensure delivery meets quality, time and cost objectives
  • identify risks with individual testing approaches and manage controls
  • provide guidance on testing tools and their effectiveness
  • coordinate and integrate testing efforts across IR
  • work closely with each Primary Service to support test coordination activities

Domain Lead – Test

As you lead your team, you will need expertise in:

  • a large and complex organisation
  • developing enterprise level test strategies that sets strategic direction of testing, including what level of testing is required and how it will be executed
  • determining the internal capability required to support the test delivery plan
  • engaging and developing strategic partnerships with testing partners, working closely with commercial teams
  • defining levels of test automation required, weighing up efficiency with cost effectiveness
  • developing an approach to support many big and small change initiatives underway at any one time
  • ensuring compliance with organisational controls and standards in programme and test delivery
  • enterprise level planning, reporting and management of all testing activities
  • problem solving across multiple domains
  • managing change-based risk
  • leading people

Domain Specialist – Test

Supporting the Domain Lead, you will need to have professional and specialist expertise in:

  • delivering to a strategic test approach for a large and complex organisation
  • ensuring test coordination is well planned, adequately resourced and managed across all test activities
  • working within a risk-based testing environment
  • automated testing and technical verification
  • working with partners to deliver the testing outcomes required

Please apply online, attach a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the role requirements as outlined here and in the Role Descriptions and the Strategic Architecture blueprint document. For copies of these documents, and any further queries, please email SelectionFOM@ird.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 14 February 2021