• Negotiable
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
  • 08 Jan 18

Automation Practice Manager

  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

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The Test Engineering & Tools team, part of the group Governance and Change organization, are seeking a Senior Development Lead or Development Manager be be an Automation Practice Manager in the Test Engineering & Tools Team based in Singapore.

The candidate should have a passion for quality delivery, Agile and automation in all its dimensions and possess a solid track record of software delivery, solution design and stakeholder management. The candidate would have a strong knowledge of DevOps and Agile delivery practices, as well as a disciplined approach to planning, execution and reporting.

The candidate will form part of a bank-wide consultancy function, be expected to own and represent the specialist capacity to a section of the Bank, bootstrapping automation teams from hiring advice to tool usage, design automation strategies for project and application teams. The successful candidate will be engaging at the very beginning of projects or later in a project lifecycle to ensure that planning and resourcing of automated test design and execution is properly conducted by the project. A key dimension will be to raise the quality of specification and planning across the Bank in general. While project teams will normally own detailed planning, authoring and execution activities, the Automation Practice Manager may be expected to engage and even execute on complex projects, so a strong element of individual contribution is expected, and candidates must be prepared for and relish this.

The candidate may be expected to build and lead up to 3 to 5 Senior Engineers, yet still be capable of performing hands-on as required.

The role will require on-going engagement with a broad constituency across the bank, dealing with teams' project, development and testing who are at varying stages of technology and test methodology adoption. Strong time-management, negotiation and prioritisation skills for oneself and others is essential. The ability to successfully communicate with senior management and business stakeholders is essential.


Engage with delivery teams across the bank
Effectively manage multiple stakeholder demands and expectations while maintaining quality and delivery
Engages with vendors and architects to determine strategic direction in terms of application testability
Evaluates and implements new technologies personally, in line with bank strategy
Documents and publishes standards and procedures
Keeps current with new practice and technical developments for potential use as solutions to requirements
Hands-on software development capability for framework creation and extension
Potentially lead and mentor a small team of Engineers
Works with security and compliance teams to ensure solutions conform to bank and industry standards
Drives high quality engineering solutions for the bank's business needs
Thought leadership as teams transition to Agile and Cloud ecospheres
Provides consultancy and advisory services to the business, systems development and QA for Automated Testing
Identifies and recommends new technology or practices that will add value to the organization in terms of performance and cost
Undertakes continuous improvement for the practice and domain internally and within federated teams
Established professional with 10 or more years working in the related testing life-cycles, execution and implementation.
Communicator with ability to lead and influence direction and strategy of testing organization.
Self-starter, capable of working without direction and able to deliver test projects from scratch.
Excellent problem analysis and resolution abilities.
Ability to write test strategy and execution plans essential.

Focus on building and leading an Automation test consultancy and specialist execution practice
Evaluating products, practices and services, owning the target tools, standards, processes and practices and portal
Delivering against this.
Established Development Manger or Senior Development Lead with 10 or more years working at an enterprise level

Background in various disciplines is essential, such as test automation, planning, strategy, authoring, execution, with a significant period of time inside a testing team

The ability to articulate use cases, document requirements, and provide management summary information for proof of concepts and evaluation

Solid understanding of the role, technologies and value of Agile, Cloud, DevOps, software QA/Testing a significant advantage

Broad interest in test execution and practices

Automation testing experience encompassing planning, scheduling, data management, environments, reporting

An understanding of Unix and Windows host operating systems, networking and related logistics

Experience with Compliance and Regulatory constraints required

Knowledge of Virtualised and cloud environments desireale

Familiarity with orchestration and workflows an advantage

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