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Lead Test Engineer | Test Engineer in Engineering Job at IDP Education in Chennai TN | 6214014519

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Lead Test Engineer

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

An ASX100 business part that is owned by Australian universities, IDP is a pioneer in international education services. Our core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand institutions, English-language testing and training. We are on a mission to build the world's leading platform and connected community to guide students along their journey to achieve their lifelong learning and career aspirations. As a co-owner of IELTS, we deliver the English test that is trusted by more governments, universities and organisations than any other. We also operate English language teaching schools in South East Asia. We are innovators, driven by the needs of our customers and deep data insights. Our 5,000 team members based around the world understand that our services change lives – not only of our customers, but their wider communities. By combining empathy and professional expertise with digital excellence, we create launch pads for our customers to achieve global success. POSITION PURPOSE Position Purpose IDP has completed the first phase of its digital transformation which has directly contributed to the massive acceleration in the world’s leading Edu-Tech business helping students fulfil their lifelong learning opportunities at the world’s top universities.Our transformation journey is far from complete and we have an exciting range of projects utilizing our latest generation SAP SaaS suite of tools, SAFE agile, AWS integration and microservices landscape and our in-house development experts.A key part of our strategy is to imbibe quality in whatever we do. We’re looking for an experienced Lead Test Engineer to be part of our vibrant testing team which drives this purpose.The right candidate will have expertise in testing all aspects of a product and will be able to determine the level of testing that is required considering the context.You’ll be someone who gets a kick out of being a critical member of a high performing team, planning and delivering the step change in test quality and performance. Deliverables We’ll be relying on you to… Testing Identify opportunities to increase test coverage and velocity Advocate testability, both during requirements grooming and during design & development of the product Identify product & project risks, and align tests accordingly Recommend tests & test types to explore and identify potential bugs in the system Define test strategy & approach per project Identify systemic opportunities to improve the quality of software that IDP delivers Review functional & non-functional test approach, scenarios, data and processes across squads within the portfolio Review the regression testing scope per release, based on the impact caused by the changes Review & track testing against the test plan. Publish regular status updates to the stakeholders Evaluate Software and plan its impact on IDP's Software Quality Create and Maintain a Test Estimation Guide Test experience in a wide range of environments: UX, Performance, Data, MSA, EDA, Serverless Experience / sound knowledge on automation and where it can / cannot be used Exposure to security testing techniques and processes Leadership Be a vocal advocate of proven Modern Software Development approaches to improving software quality Create an effective induction plan for new joiners to the team Review and assess individual tester capabilities within the squads and prepare recommendation for upskilling and cross-skilling to the Test Manager Review testing load vs capacity within the squads and allocate resources accordingly Highlight constraints and risks to the Test Manager proactively Ability to convince stakeholders on why a particular test is required / not required Spends time with teams to understand potential blockers, bottlenecks and opportunities Conduct retrospective meetings for testing teams, identify areas of improvement in Ways of Working and act on improving efficiency Goal setting & Performance reviews for direct reports Enabling people holistically Technical & soft skills Capabilities – reviews, planning, estimations, leadership Competencies With the below core skills... Technical Testing Skills – Ability to understand the system architecture of the application under test. Ability to explore multiple ways to test through UI, API and the backend. Ability to learn the application through exploration. Achieving Results – Be aware of key business objectives and ensure these are applied appropriately to all business activities. Building Relationships – Able to develop effective relationships with all IDP staff and be recognised as providing a supporting role. Customer Focus (internal & external) – Able to anticipate and understand customer expectations and ensure customer requirements are met and expectations appropriately managed. Able to build professional relationships with customers and focus on solving their problems. Communication – Good communication skills suitable for the liaison with departmental staff and senior management. Demonstrate good communication, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, clients and customers including producing reports, preparing, organising and delivering presentations using appropriate tools and techniques. Planning and Organising – Good at determining a course of action by breaking it down into smaller steps and by planning and resourcing each of these, making allowance for potential problems. Teamwork – Able to contribute effectively towards the objectives of a team, and be able to share knowledge, ideas and information. Aware of the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions. Leadership – Demonstrate sound judgement based on facts and the context. Take ownership of testing deliverables and quality of the testing done. Personal Specification Essential Requirements Degree qualified with more than 9 years of experience in Software Testing Testing Skills – Extensive experience in functional testing of the UI, API and the DB. Proven experience in testing methodologies and techniques. Leadership Skills – Experience testing and delivering quality products within budget and timeline, managing a team of testers. Analytical Thinking – Good at acquiring an understanding of a problem or situation, and developing an approach to interacting with the situation. Stress Handling – Retaining objectivity and proper understanding of a problem or situation when placed under conditions of stress. Desirable Requirements Training & Certification – Advantageous if certified in Testing. Strategic Perspective – Needs to keep overall objectives and strategies in mind, and not be deflected by matters of detail.
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