Job title: Test Delivery Lead

Company: Barclays

Job description: Job Title : Test Delivery Lead Location: Pune About Barclays Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. Risk and Control Objective Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do Working Flexibly We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs. Hybrid Working Structured hybrid role: At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business. Introduction: . Corporate Bank (CB) has one Important Business Service: ‘Make a Payment – electronic’. The Impact Tolerance threshold for Intolerable Harm is defined at 24hrs, inferring that, in the event that Barclays lost the ability to process payments through its regular BAU (technology) environment, the firm can quickly switch core payment processing of critical payments & to vulnerable clients to an alternative solution/provider . A combination of technology, operations and third party solutions may be used to meet the regulatory commitment, however the complexity & demands of the ‘Make a Payment’ IBS will place heavy reliance on a Technology solution . Your role will take primary responsibility for working with the Corporate Resilience Programme team and stakeholders across Business/Product, Technology and Operations to identify, scope, quantify, plan and control all Test activities associated with the Vulnerability Remediation programme . You will work in partnership with Business/Product/Engineering Lead/Delivery Lead to refine the ‘Intolerable Harm’ user cases/requirements and related Test Strategy. . You will be required to create Test Strategy, Test Plan and Requirements analysis to support key decisioning where multiple options exist, and you will be expected to target and lead these discussions/presentations with appropriate, often senior stakeholders across the Bank . Actively contribute and champion the Test Engineering aspect of the change delivery process. . Work collaboratively with other Project Managers and stakeholders across Corporate Bank and BUK to deliver programme outcomes and deliverables. What will you be doing . To manage Execution Risk effectively, deliver on our Group strategy and satisfy all our stakeholders, we must deliver our initiatives consistently and transparently. Test Lead apply the right processes, tools, methods and skills to manage the Test delivery of a project from business case through to closure. . Develop test approach and planning for upto 10 contingency solutions to mitigate Customer/Client intolerable harm resulting from a loss of Barclays technology (eg Cyber attack) . Implement and maintain robust governance of testing scope, coverage and results, to meet audit and external assurance requirements . Apply processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to manage risk and ensure project outcomes are delivered in line with expectations. . Taking responsibility for successful Test delivery in line with the relevant Policies and Standards by keeping a focus on outcomes defining, monitoring and regularly reviewing the overall Test Schedule ensuring benefits and outcomes are captured and validated throughout the Test Lifecycle. . Being responsible for Test governance and oversight – provide the framework for implementation, working with the AE and Programme Director/PMO (where relevant) to establish/support a governance forum that is fit for purpose and facilitate the continuous review and approval of key delivery documents . Providing and regularly reviewing an honest, transparent assessment of the project status and RAID (risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies) of the initiative, escalating via appropriate governance . Acting in partnership with the AE and Programme Director/PMO (where relevant), using their experience and insight to help engage senior leaders, maintain a focus on delivering outcomes, remove blockers and resolve risks and issues and deploy appropriate governance and oversight of delivery (including the Project and/or Programme Forum) . Determining, monitoring and managing to workforce and financial requirements, liaising with product and service delivery on resource requirements supplier and vendor management ensuring ongoing costs and capitalisation meet MTP and budget requirements . Work with stakeholders across impacted businesses to lead the delivery of business readiness activities . Creating an environment of effective delivery by empowering the Test delivery team, leveraging their knowledge and expertise, learning lessons from past delivery, and by allocating work across the team in a way that makes the most of their skills while maintaining a focus on outcomes. . Run/attend weekly working group and weekly delivery against plan meetings . Maintain detailed Test plan, managing updates and delivery forum management . Create/maintain interlock status updates and manage stakeholders . Facilitate or Present Test view in meetings/conversations between applications teams, GTIS (Infrastructure team) , EaaS (Environment as a Service team) and CTO (Chief Technology Office). .What we’re looking for: . Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, making relationships work and with advanced level or presentation and documentation skills, often involving senior and challenging stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. . Ability to positively influence, challenge and negotiate with others by demonstrating core values and behaviours. . Highly organised and expert in facilitating collaboration amongst others. . Advanced ability to plan effectively including resource management. . Confidence to challenge colleagues to ensure the most appropriate solution is delivered. . The right candidate will be change and action orientated with a focus on continuous improvement. . Advanced ability to engage, motivate and inspire people. . Ability to support and develop others within the team combined with a focus on continuous improvement. . Minimum educational qualification-Graduate. Skills that will help you in the role: . Consistent record/experience of successfully delivering large scale projects . Ability to master and navigate new subject domains quickly . Good working knowledge of business continuity and operational resilience planning . Exceptional analytical skills . Experience of working with business stakeholders at all levels of the organisation . Strong communication skills across all levels . Confirmed ability and integrtity around influencing and managing senior delivery partners . Relevant Test Management qualifications, e.g. Lean/Agile . Knowledge of Payments Systems . Industry standard Test Management qualification, nice to have but not essential . Knowledge of Payments Channels . Practicing level of Barclays Payments operational landscape and expert ability to drive commercial success and innovate for the future. Where will you be working Pune Be More at Barclays At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are. Interested and want to know more about Barclays Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details. Purpose, Values and Mindset We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term. Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Respect We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone’s contribution. Integrity We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do. Service We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do. Excellence We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference. Stewardship We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them. Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive. Empower Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure. Challenge Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints. Drive Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done. #Software Engineering

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Job date: Sun, 24 Mar 2024 23:29:27 GMT