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Quality Assurance & Testing Lead - SH6286SC

Job Title: Quality Assurance & Testing Lead

Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits

Location: Scotland, Edinburgh

Recruiter: Stefanie Corlay

Industry: IT

Job Reference: SH6286SC

Stanton House are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance and Testing Lead to join the Customer Service, Payments and Fraud team of a leading Financial Services company in Edinburgh. In this role you will be responsible for setting and developing an automated test QA framework, for the selection of QA tools, the definition of a test approach, recruitment of a QA function and ensuring all CIO QA uses the framework, tools and approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Assurance & Test Lead with previous experience setting up a QA function from scratch to shape a brand-new function. You will have gravitas to influence the leadership CIO Team. You will have a real breadth of experience with a technical background in SW Engineering and Testing and will also be aware of the SW market for test automation to bring your market knowledge to the bank. If you are looking for a new challenge that will require you to roll up your sleeves and build something from scratch, this is the right opportunity for you!

Key responsibilities:

* QA Professional and Technology Leader specialising in all areas of Quality Assurance & Testing.
* Provide expertise for the QA Domain across the Bank and report directly to CIO leadership team.
* Leadership for QA function in the use of target test approach and QA best practices.
* Owner of the target test approach, associated tools and frameworks.
* Ensures re-usability of framework
* Responsible for keeping approach and frameworks up to date in line with Industry trends, emerging technologies and best practice. Is the bank thought as a leader in QA/Testing?
* Building a strong test engineering team through the recruitment, development and retention of test engineering and
* Governance of the use of target test approach to ensure continuing alignment by programmes.
* Stakeholder management at a programme level to aid adoption of test approach and articulating the key benefits.
* Technical expertise in assessing and identifying tools used to support of the test approach.
* Continuous improvement of the test approach and frameworks.
* Assess feedback from QA teams and provide guidance to ensure optimal use of the approach while improving the approach where necessary.

Required skills/ experience:

* Ability to set a vision for QA and see it implemented across multiple programmes.
* Domain expert in QA having worked at an Enterprise Test level in large organisations.
* Expert knowledge of Industry QA Test Approaches and Automation Frameworks.
* Track record of having improved QA functions by focusing on the people, process and tools.
* Expert in all areas of testing
* Expert knowledge of Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD
* Stakeholder Management
* Leadership qualities
* Excellent communication skills at all levels.

Should you be interested, please send your CV with Stefanie at or call 0131 560 2290