Program Test Manager

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    Our Global Testing Services team is seeking an experience Program Test Manager to provide leadership to the team and guidance to prepare for future IT change and development initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Test Management and Environment Planning, you will help mange and deliver a Global Testing Service which supports high quality IT solutions for AGCS and will collaborate internationally with IT colleagues, operational business stakeholders and third party delivery partners.~crlf~ ~crlf~This is an outstanding opportunity for a Testing Manager who has experience implementing organizational test strategies, establishing standards and processes and building effective testing functions and capabilities, both due to the broad scope of the role and the international context.

  • Key Responsibilities

    In this role you will...~crlf~##Produce Initial Test Estimates~crlf~##Maintain organizational Test Policy & Strategy on behalf of your manager~crlf~##Maintain and define Test Strategies in collaboration with Test Managers & Stakeholders~crlf~##Ensure continuous improvement in Test Processes~crlf~##Establish and maintain Testing Frameworks, Templates and Tools~crlf~##Be the key point of contact for 3rd party suppliers and delivery partners for Testing Services~crlf~##Support Test Managers & Release Test Managers during delivery of testing~crlf~##Build & maintain relationships with customers of Global Testing Services~crlf~##Ensure delivery of test deliverables to expected standards~crlf~##Ensure adoption and use of AGCS test processes, templates and standards~crlf~##Ensure appropriate Test Governance is applied~crlf~##Ensure continuous Test Resource Demand management~crlf~##Maintain the Testing Portfolio / Pipeline~crlf~##Provide regular updates, and escalate risks & issues to the Head of Test Management & Environment Planning~crlf~##Lead and mentor team members

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    ##You have at least 3 years’ experience managing and delivering testing for multiple projects and programs, in a global organization and preferably in the insurance sector~crlf~##You have experience managing a large scale test team, including remote locations~crlf~##You are at ease with HP ALM (Quality Center) - Dashboard, Management, Requirements, Testing, Defects ~crlf~##You are used to working with Agile tools and projects e.g. JIRA, Trello, Octane, as well as Waterfall and DevOps delivery. Certification in ISTQB would be a plus~crlf~##You are able to lead people of different cultures directly and indirectly~crlf~##You accept responsibility for decisions taken and subsequent results~crlf~##You have strong communication and stakeholder management skills~crlf~##You are able to accept decisions of others and work towards common goals~crlf~##You are an enthusiastic self-starter, able to be proactive and take initiative~crlf~##You have excellent time management skills and meet deadlines~crlf~##You investigate alternative solutions and challenge proposals constructively

  • Additional Information

    At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

  • About Allianz

    Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

    Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~

Job Purpose/ Role

Our Global Testing Services team is seeking an experience Program Test Manager to provide leadership to the team and guidance to prepare for future IT change and development initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Test Management and Environment Planning, you will help mange and deliver a Global Testing Service which supports high quality IT solutions for AGCS and will collaborate internationally with IT colleagues, operational business stakeholders and third party delivery partners.~crlf~ ~crlf~This is an outstanding opportunity for a Testing Manager who has experience implementing organizational test strategies, establishing standards and processes and building effective testing functions and capabilities, both due to the broad scope of the role and the international context.

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will...~crlf~##Produce Initial Test Estimates~crlf~##Maintain organizational Test Policy & Strategy on behalf of your manager~crlf~##Maintain and define Test Strategies in collaboration with Test Managers & Stakeholders~crlf~##Ensure continuous improvement in Test Processes~crlf~##Establish and maintain Testing Frameworks, Templates and Tools~crlf~##Be the key point of contact for 3rd party suppliers and delivery partners for Testing Services~crlf~##Support Test Managers & Release Test Managers during delivery of testing~crlf~##Build & maintain relationships with customers of Global Testing Services~crlf~##Ensure delivery of test deliverables to expected standards~crlf~##Ensure adoption and use of AGCS test processes, templates and standards~crlf~##Ensure appropriate Test Governance is applied~crlf~##Ensure continuous Test Resource Demand management~crlf~##Maintain the Testing Portfolio / Pipeline~crlf~##Provide regular updates, and escalate risks & issues to the Head of Test Management & Environment Planning~crlf~##Lead and mentor team members

Key Requirements/ Skills

##You have at least 3 years’ experience managing and delivering testing for multiple projects and programs, in a global organization and preferably in the insurance sector~crlf~##You have experience managing a large scale test team, including remote locations~crlf~##You are at ease with HP ALM (Quality Center) - Dashboard, Management, Requirements, Testing, Defects ~crlf~##You are used to working with Agile tools and projects e.g. JIRA, Trello, Octane, as well as Waterfall and DevOps delivery. Certification in ISTQB would be a plus~crlf~##You are able to lead people of different cultures directly and indirectly~crlf~##You accept responsibility for decisions taken and subsequent results~crlf~##You have strong communication and stakeholder management skills~crlf~##You are able to accept decisions of others and work towards common goals~crlf~##You are an enthusiastic self-starter, able to be proactive and take initiative~crlf~##You have excellent time management skills and meet deadlines~crlf~##You investigate alternative solutions and challenge proposals constructively

Additional Information

At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

About Allianz

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~


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