Software Tester Team Leader

An opportunity has arisen to join the Moneybarn team as a Software Tester Team Leader. Technology and Change is a vital part of the Moneybarn business and has provided the platform for significant growth over the last 10 years. To support this continued growth, you will be able to effectively lead a test team of 4, consisting of manual and automated testers.

Reporting to the PMO Manager you will be accountable for maintaining and improving application and software release quality through testing activities and implementing a total quality approach throughout the software development cycle. Using your collaborative skills when working with other functions within the Scrum setting, you’ll enhance testing competency and support resource coordination by effectively delegating work to your team.

Your proven experience in a lead role will provide you with the tools to help progress your team members' careers through objective setting, performance and development management. Occasionally you may be required to support your team by picking up manual testing tasks.

If you have a strong background in testing and tool usage, with significant experience in Defect Management and associated processes then you could be exactly who we are looking for.

What you’ll be expected to do in the role
  • Responsible for planning, management and coordination of testing activities for single or multiple projects, plus requests for change and development initiatives
  • Monitoring and ensuring the agreed testing standards and governance processes are followed by the team
  • Manage and support the team to complete defect analysis
  • Contribute to overall test planning, estimating and reporting
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure testing requirements and activities are managed in an effective and timely manner
  • Responsible for management and sign off of all test deliverables for release readiness
  • Ensure appropriate testing methods employed and all testing activities are fit for purpose, with focus on delivering timely and high quality testing
  • Work with line manager to further review and improve existing testing strategy, and assess testing maturity, plus strengths and defects
  • Work with the Development team to contribute to overall SAQ process
What we’re looking for from you

Must have

  • Experience of leading a Testing Team.
  • Familiar with test-program concerns including test environment, trouble reporting and resolution, test design and development.
  • Capability and delivery experience to help support skill uplift and team maturity effectiveness
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence for continuous improvement
  • Self-motivation and ability to motivate others to deliver results

Desirable

  • ISTQB Certified Tester
Working at Moneybarn

Working at Moneybarn is rewarding in every sense, and we believe that if we take care of our people, our business will take care of itself. As a growing company, we are always interested in hearing from people with potential. Our head office is in Petersfield, Hampshire.

We’re the UK’s largest specialist vehicle finance lender, and we’re part of the Provident Financial Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of credit products to the non-standard market. To find out more about us, including our history and values, click here.

Reasons to join the Moneybarn team

Ensuring we have a dedicated team is essential to our success, and we’ve worked hard to create a friendly working environment, which allows individuals to share ideas and deliver positive outcomes.

We want all employees to be able to fulfil their potential and excel in their role, so we invest heavily in training and development throughout the business. This approach enables us to nurture talent and provide the very best outcomes for both our customers and the business.

The wellbeing of our team is incredibly important, and we offer a gym, qualified instructors, keep-fit classes, Barney Bikes and regular fruit deliveries for employees to enjoy. We also run a range of regular in-house events and activities to promote interaction and communication within the company.

2017 marked Moneybarn’s 25th year of trading and we believe our continued success is driven by our values-based approach which underpins the way that we engage with our employees, customers and partners. Our values are: Fair, Approachable, Responsible & Progressive.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and a full employee benefit package, which includes a contributory pension, employee Sharesave and stock purchase schemes.

How do you apply?

Click on the "Apply now” button below. This will pop up an email which you can use to attach and send us your CV and covering letter telling us why this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Once we’ve received your CV and covering letter, if you’re successful at the first stage we’ll contact you to arrange an interview.

If you don’t hear from us within 7 days of sending us your application, this means you have been unsuccessful. We may not be able to provide confirmation and feedback to everyone who applies.

Important notes
  • We will keep your CV on our records for 12 months after your application. For more information about how we collect, use and share your personal data when you apply for a role with us, please see our Applicant Privacy Notice.
  • We will carry out full financial checks and Criminal Record Bureau checks as part of the recruitment process for all roles
  • As an employer that believes in the importance of cultural diversity in the workplace, we’ve signed up for the National Equality Standard (NES). You can find out more here.