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Test Manager

NZ Police
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IT & computing
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Test Manager

Based in Lower Hutt

Permanent, Full-time

Salary Range $92,940 - $125,744

Job Requisition 10247



New Zealand Police is seeking an experienced Test Manager capable of leading a testing team or teams on significant programs of work. Led by the Manager - Test Practice, the Test Manager is part of the Technology Development Group and the role is based in Lower Hutt.


As a leader of test delivery and our people we'd like you to:

  • Have a growth mind-set that includes a huge appetite for learning
  • Be passionate about what you do and inspire the people you lead
  • Be smart, adaptable and always positive


Skills & Experience - you will have the following:

  • Proven software testing leadership and management across different development methodologies and levels of testing
  • A good understanding of test automation and how this benefits outcomes
  • A strong understanding of testing best practices and a commitment to continuous improvement through innovation
  • The ability to speak up and front testing initiatives across our team and the wider ICT community
  • Recognised certification in the testing discipline – we love ISTQB or ICAgile certifications
  • Experience and a proven record in managing Enterprise Resource Management systems is an advantage


In this role you'll be:

  • Empowered to make the role your own
  • Responsible for the management of all testing activities for assigned projects or programs of work
  • Responsible for the leadership of our people who are committed and passionate about what they do
  • A cheerleader for the testing discipline
  • Building positive and successful relationships with our strategic partners and other organisations in the delivery of great testing services
  • Contributing to continuous improvement - we love to try new things
  • All across risk – completing risk analysis and mitigating risk through testing


Core Competencies - Level 2 Team Manager/Leader:

  • Partner
  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Lead


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Additional Information:

  • Applicants must have New Zealand or Australian citizenship or New Zealand permanent residency
  • The successful applicant must reside in Wellington region


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How to Apply

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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Graeme Goulden by email at


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019.

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