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Lead Oracle Cloud Tester

London, Manchester or Gloucestershire

The Lead Oracle Cloud Tester will be responsible for planning, deploying and managing the quality, release and testing effort to one strategic government customer, ensuring that the quality of developed and deployed solutions meets the demands stated as requirements and the agreed acceptance criteria.

The role will lead the Testing function for the customer supporting all other technical and application functional workstreams. In co-ordination with the other leaders, managing the workload and overseeing resource management, technical escalation and the development of the team.

This role is very much a “hands on” position that will require the lead to spend approximately 80% of their time in the delivery of test activity with the remaining time spent managing and developing the team. The successful candidate will have experience in both manual and automated testing having worked in demanding environments to deliver the vital outputs brought by testing for the benefit of product quality and user adoption.

Reporting into the Account Delivery Director, the role will also work closely with other leads aligned to the account, to ensure that the customer experience exceeds expectations.

Main duties and responsibilities  

In addition to the above overall responsibilities, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the highest standards of quality and testing throughout the lifecycle of deployments into production
  • Managing the quality and testing required to under-pin the ongoing release cycles for the Oracle Fusion ERP and HCM Cloud modules and related interface points
  • Planning, designing, deploying, maintenance and troubleshooting through the Authority owned layers of the Testing Development Life Cycle
  • Creating and executing an automated test strategy aligned to business needs
  • Providing a consultative and yet hands-on approach, advising on automation testing best practices based on your experiences and market trends
  • Support the team in reviewing existing customer manual test scenarios/scripts on an ongoing basis and identifying those ones which can be automated
  • Carry out the assessment of Oracle quarterly release patches identifying a suitable testing approach and completing an impact assessment for each release
  • Liaise with the Senior Management team, Project Management team, Consulting, Support and Outsourcing teams on testing projects and strategies
  • Champion, lead, develop and enforce the discipline of best practice for quality and testing
  • With senior management, define and implement the role testing plays within the organisation
  • Deploy and manage the appropriate testing framework and input into requirements for associated infrastructure e.g. suitable test environments
  • Through test reports and issue logging plus also further discussions with support teams, help identify testing defects such that they are clearly understood and resolved through re-test via incident management, Problem Management and Change as appropriate
  • As appropriate support the activity of root cause analysis of customer issues raised during test cycles, supporting the process through to resolution
  • Managing expectations with the customer and internal teams through the testing lifecycle
  • Manage the team of testers, graduates and Selenium developers, providing both line management as well as authoritative support and guidance in their technical development
  • Responsible for delivering a testing strategy and specific plans as required in conjunction with the customer and team leads, covering unit testing, system integration testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and regression testing
  • Coordinate and ensure quality of all testing activities during every stage of the test process
  • Assist the sales team in pre-sales activities and tender responses as required
  • Establish strong and effective relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Supporting the customer through testing activities as needed
  • Attend both internal and external meetings and follow up on agreed actions in a timely manner.

Essential

  • Security Clearance IS required for this role (you are not required to have this now, but you should ensure that you are happy to go through security clearance, including but not limited to being UK citizen with a minimum of 10 years residence in the UK. Please familiarise yourself with eligibility criteria prior to applying)
  • Please note that this role is a fully on-site position in London, Manchester or Gloucestershire and NOT a Hybrid/Home-Working role
  • Excellent knowledge of the Oracle Cloud toolset and Oracle Cloud release cycle
  • Proven track record of Oracle Cloud testing
  • Experience in the use and deployment of Selenium
  • Has a positive/can do approach
  • Passionate about the customer experience
  • Takes ownership and accountability of the work they do
  • Ability to work across multiple deliverables
  • Well-organised and structured in approach
  • Demonstrates tenacity to overcome challenges and see an issue or piece of work through to the end
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent customer/relationship management skills

Desirable:

  • Experience of leading a team
  • Project Management experience
  • Process improvement experience

Why Symatrix?

At Symatrix our vision is to unlock the endless possibilities of Oracle Cloud HCM and ERP.

We were founded in 2000 with the specific focus of providing services and expertise to organisations looking to implement and leverage Oracle HCM. We have come a long way since then. Today we believe that all customers should be able to make their business applications work harder for them and provide the returns and the benefits they expected. Everything we do supports this belief. We provide Consulting as well as end-to-end managed services for HCM and ERP on premise or in the Cloud - from Applications Support and Testing as a Service through to Managed Payroll and Process Improvement services, not to mention our award-winning Oracle Practice! In fact, because we truly listen, our services have all developed from customer demand.

After the introduction of Oracle Cloud, we added Environment Management and Testing as a Service to our kit bag to complement our application support and change services. Our Consulting services have evolved to support Cloud and we have retained our award-winning on-premises expertise. We also created an exciting suite of services to help our customers manage and improve their processes, which really help to move our customers from “adopting Cloud” to “embracing Cloud”.

We are delighted to be able to say that we’re an ISO27001, Bacs and Cyber Essentials accredited business but there are many reasons that we’re proud of what we’ve achieved over the years

What can we offer in return?

Competitive Salary, Pension, 25 days holiday, option to buy an additional 5 holiday days, birthday as additional holiday after two years’ service, eye tests, private health care, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, share option scheme, excellent training and learning opportunities. 

If you believe you may be a good fit for this position or are searching for a new opportunity in this field, then please send your application or enquiries to our Talent Acquisition Specialist carlton.hill@symatrix.com

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