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Date Added: Thu 05/11/2020

Iseries QA And Test Lead

Nuneaton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £40000 - £45000 / annually

The Role

Main Responsibilities:

  • Test planning:
  • Analyse the solution and provide any necessary documentation to plan the testing activity, estimating the effort and communicating this to the IT stakeholders
  • Coordinate activities across integrated platforms to ensure a quality solution is delivered, working with other development and test teams
  • Support other test teams during their testing activity to ensure the AS400 changes are aligned to the E2E solution
  • Provide your stakeholders with regular progress updates and actively chase up resolution to defects
  • Test Preparation:
  • Produce test scenarios for work to be delivered, in order to define the scope of testing to be carried out
  • Set up / identify required test data to execute your tests
  • Test Execution / QA:
  • Ensure all program changes are tested properly to the correct technical standards and the test results match expectations.
  • Support the AS400 development team with their software changes, in order to ensure quality of the solution delivered
  • Support the business users during their UAT activity to ensure delivery timelines and quality are not compromised
  • Maintain regression packs to enable easy retesting of existing functionality
  • Test Environment / Technical and Operational Support:
  • Provide operational and technical iSeries support to the existing applications in the test environment
  • Maintain and monitor internal and external data exchange interfaces and proactively manage systems process and apply continuous improvement principles within own area of responsibility
  • Resolve any issues with the test environment, seeking assistance for their resolution, as appropriate
  • Develop new techniques optimise the testing process in order to speed up delivery to market

The Person

Technical skills:

  • Environment / Technical and Operational Support:
    • Knowledge of Software Testing theories and practices
    • Cross-functional working, including working with 3rd Parties
    • Experience of test script execution and defect management in a challenging environment
    • ISTQB Test Certification foundation level (Minimum) preferable above
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience on AS400/iSeries
      • Experience in various comms methods to interface to other systems - IFS, FTP, SFTP, email
      • iSeries operational skills
      • DB2/400, Query / SQL experience
    • Experience with other systems including POS, SIM, Web, Mobile Apps, Hand Held devices
    • Ideally, also experience in RPG, SQL, Java, Java ++, Scala, Python

Business experience:

  • Ideally retail experience - store and web based.
  • Ideally, experience in warehouse systems, manufacturing systems, financial reporting systems

Other experience:

  • Able to manage multiple priorities - projects/programme workstreams, deliverables, and stakeholders
  • Able to influence peers and management; strong stakeholder management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Self-starter; adaptable to change; motivated to set personal and program goals and proactively track performance against goals and initiatives' objectives
  • Good personal organisation, productivity and time management skills
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active a
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