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Test Manager - Accounting Systems in Insurance

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Other Digital Jobs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc750 - Swiss Franc900 per day

  • Contact:

    Ashley Morton

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    8 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    May 2019

  • Consultant:


Senior Test Manager - Accounting / Insurance


  • Drive testing standards and consistency across the sprint teams
  • Become trusted expert on test plans and execution for PMO, POs and sprint teams
  • Keep PMO and management team informed of progress of testing; escalate any issues
  • Ensure formal test progress metrics established for Sprint teams which can be used by PMO and management team in tracking progress
  • Liaison with the Roll in team to ensure integrated approach to testing across the project from testing in sprints to UAT

Main tasks:

Our customer is implementing a new systems and process environment to support the financial closing for the business through the Programme. The project is driving the development and implementation of the new end-to-end processes and systems for integrated economic and traditional financial reporting, from source to sub-ledger and general ledger, using an innovative approach. To facilitate the implementation, an Agile approach is being adopted and Sprint teams established. A Testing Chapter Lead is now required to co-ordinate testing across the Sprint teams:

  • Define and own strategy and approach for agile testing
  • Define test case & test results documentation standards
  • Define testing tools
  • Educate the Agile teams in the testing approach
  • Coordinate requirements for test clients and environments with Central IT Team
  • Ensure quality of testing performed by agile teams
  • Ensure test cases and expected results defined and documented according to standards
  • Assess test cases and results with respect to fitness for test automation, regression testing and update/maintenance requirements
  • Align iterative build-up of static E2E test data set
  • for Investment
  • Support test execution during sprints
  • Coordinate test runs across agile teams and clients/environments
  • Perform automated regression testing and coordinate issue resolution within agile teams
  • Log and track OSS tickets with SAP
  • Liaise with Roll-In chapter for handover and alignment with waterfall testing
  • Coordinate generation of E2E test data
  • Align definition of UAT test cases


  • At least 5 to 10 years' experience of test management using agile in large Finance transformation projects
  • Understanding of finance processes, accounting, ideally in the insurance industry
  • Awareness and experience in successful agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing
  • Passion for communicating and enforcing testing standards across the teams
  • Understanding of IT test environment set up, processes and management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to network and understand the workings of the project