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Salary: Negotiable
Job type: Contract
Job location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Date posted: 08 February 2019

Software Development Project Manager / Software Delivery Manager – Contract – £Daily rate – 3-6 Months – Birmingham City Centre

An illustrious client of ours are currently searching for a Software Delivery Manager to join them on a contract basis in Birmingham City Centre. The daily rate is negotiable, but given the budget is finite, it will define the length of the contract. Key details below:

The role:

We are looking for an experienced Software Development Project Manager with previous experience of working within a software development environment performing within an Agile framework and be responsible for the management of the full project lifecycle view, in close conjunction with Development and Infrastructure Team. The role of Software Development Project Manager is a customer facing role where you will manage single large long terms projects and/or multiple smaller projects which will be delivered by a mix of internal, contract and SME’s.

Responsibilities & Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of frameworks, Java, JavaScript, NodeJS, Vue, Quasar. Office 365 is an advantage.
  • Scope and create detailed project plans ensuring they are resourced, monitored and controlled throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple planned and unplanned projects, large and small changes, absorbing complex technical and logistical issues and rapidly defining and implementing resolution plans.
  • Conduct occasional visits to client locations as necessary, to support liaison and stakeholder management.
  • Have demonstrable experience in the delivery of major development projects from initiation to completion.
  • Working with the Technical Delivery Manager to ensure standardisation of project delivery processes are defined and adhered to for the full project life cycle across all teams.
  • Ensure cross-team co-ordination between Service Team, Business Analyst, Software Architect and Developers. Fostering better communication between all disciplines.

Software Development Project Manager / Software Delivery Manager – Contract – £Daily rate – 3-6 Months – Birmingham City Centre

Reference: BBBH5100059_1549641530
Consultant: Ian Holmes
Tel: 0121 234 7110

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The role

To collaborate well with both technical and business team members and to create and execute tests to drive development. The Quality Analyst should have good technical skills and be able to apply agile principles and values in delivering value to the customers, both internal and external.

Your responsibilities:

  • Working alongside other Testers within a project team
  • Working closely with the Business Analysts, Developers, Architects and DPMs to analyse functional and non-functional business requirements and to create the specification by example tests/acceptance tests and identify the required test data.
  • Participating in customer workshops to obtain the customer requirements.
  • At times acting as a proxy product owner.
  • Estimating Tester effort for new user stories, change requests and defects.
  • Identifying Tester tasks for new user stories during planning sessions.
  • Performing manual exploratory testing and executing regression tests that cannot be automated.
  • Pairing with Developers to obtain an understanding of automated test design in line with Test-Driven Development methodology
  • Investigating the root cause of a defect and reviewing with the project team.
  • Producing test plans and test metrics.
  • Following the defined defect management process for internal and external defects.
  • Maintaining release documentation for external distribution.
  • Deploying and testing patched defect fixes.
  • Monitoring automated test results, investigating and reporting failed tests to the project team.
  • Setting up and maintaining the QA test environments.
  • Monitoring the tasks for completed user stories to meet the definition of done.
  • Demonstrating delivered user stories to the customer/stakeholder.
  • Adhering to the test strategy as implemented by the Senior Quality Analyst.
  • Conducting project tasks delegated by the Senior Quality Analyst.
  • Working closely with all stake holders to perform V&P testing.

Working as a cross functional member of the project team following Agile/SCRUM approach

We want our people to embrace opportunities and to grow with our business. Although this is a general summary of the principle responsibilities of the role and the level of knowledge and skill typically required, you may get involved in other activities and you should therefore not consider this to be an exhaustive list.

Skills and experience

You will need to bring:

  • Experience of QA Testing in an agile way.
  • Good problem-solving skills with a willingness to experiment.
  • Ability to understand technical specifications and assess what the customer/business requires to ensure the testing covers real-life scenarios.
  • Experience in testing enterprise based applications.
  • Experience in testing cross platform applications.
  • Experience in version control systems.
  • Experience in augmenting acceptance criteria and their reviews.
  • Experience in creating test cases from Use case stories & acceptance criteria.
  • Experience in setting up test data across multiple components for integration & system testing using technology stack like XML, SQL, Queue browsers and others.
  • Experience in deploying and investigating core issues in application & database servers
  • Experience in usage of protocols stack like https, sftp, ssh.
  • Experience in reviewing logs to investigate bugs.
  • Experience in volume & performance testing.
  • Experience in regression testing.
  • Experience in customer relationships like demos; sign off on test cases etc.

We’d like it if you could bring:

  • Experience of working in the retail industry.
  • Experience of working in java based enterprise applications.
  • Good understanding of java.
  • Experience of working in distributed version control systems like Mercurial or Git.
  • Experience of working in Atlassian tool sets – jira, zephyr, confluence etc.
  • ISTQB certified Foundation or equivalent.

Useful information

  • Hours of work – 37.5 per week
  • Working Pattern – 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday (1 hour unpaid lunch break)
  • Location – Coventry