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Test Manager - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Test Manager - Oranga Tamariki


Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Test Manager


About the role: 
We have an opportunity for a Test Manager to join our Technology and group in a newly created role. 
As the Test Manager you will be responsible for the development and implementation of an overarching testing strategy and practice that will support our cloud-first and asset light technology services in a heterogeneous vendor and partner environment. 

About the role: 
-    Establish and build, then manage and operate a multi-cloud, multi-vendor testing discipline and approach to support our cloud-first and asset-light technology services in a heterogeneous vendor and partner environment
-    Work closely with the project and programme managers within the Oranga Tamariki technology change portfolio to guide, advise and assist them in formulating and implementing effective test strategies
-    Monitor projects and programme test execution throughout the project and programme lifecycle in order to ensure adherence to Oranga Tamariki testing standards and practices
-    Work closely with Service Portfolio Managers, and their teams, to ensure that test plans and strategies are aligned with assurance requirements
-    Establish and manage frameworks, processes, strategies, tools and frameworks across all testing disciplines and supporting technologies
-    Encourage and ensure that a risk-based testing approach is followed on project and programmes
-    Provide expert advice, training and guidance to Project Managers and other project and programme stakeholders on test strategies and approaches to ensure high quality outcomes
-    Provide periodic and ad hoc reporting on the state of the testing practice to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
-    Participate in stage-gate governance for projects and programmes
-    Engage and co-ordinate independent testing from external testing providers, also plan and co-ordinate regular IQA's and TQA's on projects and programmes

Your skills and experience:
•    Significant experience working as a Test Manager
•    Demonstrated experience working in a large and complex organisation
•    Be an expert in your field who can define and establish a Testing Capability
•    A deep understanding of:
          o    Testing practices,  strategy and management
          o    Testing automation tools and practices
          o    Cloud computing, especially modern commodity cloud environments such as AWS, Azure and Salesforce
•    Bring enthusiasm and passion to a fast passed working environment
•    Have outstanding relationship management skills and can build trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders
•    Be open to and contribute to the development of fresh new ideas

It's an exciting time to be part of our Technology group:  

The Ministry is setting up capabilities as it embarks on a transformation programme to achieve its goals. Technology and Channels is responsible for the Ministry's technology strategy, systems and services.  It is an exciting time for the group as we are implementing a new ICT operating model so that we can deliver our responsibilities more efficiently. Our ICT operating model is founded on three main principles: 
•    User-centricity is paramount, with a focus on the front-line and the wider sector
•    We will be ‘cloud-first' and asset-light, choosing to buy as-a-service offerings from third party suppliers, rather than own technology assets
•    Our systems and processes will be agile and enabling, to deliver changes faster, reduce complexity and simplify system interactions


About us: 
At Oranga Tamariki we want to transform the lives of New Zealand Tamariki. We have a big journey ahead of us, in order to make it happen we need the right people who are authentic about driving meaningful change, through truly believing in our passion and purpose.

How to apply:
Apply online with your CV and cover letter today.  Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your MyHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your MyHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close: 28 July 2019

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