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1) Role: Test Manager/Business Analyst          

Location:

South Co. Dublin, Ireland

Description:

Infinite Materials Limited based in South Co Dublin is seeking a strong Test Manager/Business Analyst for one of the leading financial clients in Ireland. The person selected will use existing test tracking tools to monitor the progress and capture evidence in line with bank standards. The role will involve focusing Ops and Tech teams to achieve their goals and identifying/resolving/escalating issues as required.



Responsibilities:

  • Define test strategies and test plans that drive a best-practice approach to software testing
  • Manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive system testing
  • Support the execution of tests and the associated defect management process
  • Collaborate with the development team to support the resolution of defects
  • Analyse functional requirements in order to assist with the development of test scenarios, test cases and test scripts methodology to included functional system testing, integration testing and User Acceptance Testing

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience managing a test function in a CI environment.
  • 10+ years of experience working in the software industry, especially with software automation frameworks.
  • Deep knowledge of industry best practice (CI/CS/Agile etc)
  • Strong business and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain partner relationships
  • Strong presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrable negotiation and influencing skills as required to ensure a teams deliver.
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong experience in managing end to end system test activities
  • Experience communicating with senior stakeholders/C-level executives.
  • Ability to complete detailed and accurate written reports/documentation.
  • Proactive / self-starter, with proven ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Proven ability to influence others and provide feedback.



2) IT Project Manager          

Project Description

IT project management is part project management, part technology operations and part general management. IT project managers plan, organise, and integrate cross-functional information technology projects that are significant in scope and impact. They coordinate the work of other IT professionals and administrative staff to produce a new piece or system of software. The core elements of the job are about organising people and time resources, and seeing the project through from inception to completion. Project managers have ultimate responsibility for meeting the business’s or client’s needs.



The successful candidate will be taking full ownership of the delivery process, either working autonomously or leading a small team, able to spot bottlenecks in the project lifecycle and ensuring all projects meet time, cost and quality expectations.

Work Activities

  • Developing project plans, goals, and budgets; identifying resources needed.
  • Developing schedules and methods for measuring results
  • Guiding and performing strategic analysis for the project
  • Organising and managing all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion
  • Assembling and coordinating project team members; assigning individual responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of multiple complex IT projects from client order and requirement gathering through to deployment
  • Planning deliverables, timelines and resources within a given budget
  • Provide day to day direction and guidance, defining clear roles & responsibilities and reporting relationships for stakeholders on assigned projects
  • Management of the P&L accounts
  • Preparing requests for proposals and conducting all necessary meetings to facilitate selection of project services and products
  • Planning and overseeing the preparation and dissemination of project communications.

Work Conditions

Travel: can be frequent, particularly if working at consultancy level.
Working hours: mainly 9 to 5 but deadlines may require additional hours to be worked.
Location: Dublin.

Career Development

Career development will require continually developing and upgrading a diverse skills portfolio, with a focus on technical specialties, projects and business operations. It may require frequent job movement to widen experience. Project managers often move into consultancy after they have gained several years’ experience.

Salaries

Pay can rise considerably with experience and responsibility. Sometimes there is a shortage of specific software skills and salaries can rise according to supply and demand.

Entry Requirements

Project management does not require strong technical skills, as the emphasis is very much on management, organisational and people skills. However, most project managers have programming or engineering backgrounds; this helps to lend them more credibility with technical team members and equips them better when interfacing with clients. While entry is open to non-graduates, preference is likely be given to those with relevant degrees, training and/or experience.

Other Relevant Degree Subjects

  • Software engineering / development
  • Computer programming
  • Computing
  • Information technology
  • Business
  • Management
  • Engineering.