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Test Manager- Financial Services - Automation

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

KPMG is creating a new "best in class" Testing Practice with a clear mission - to accelerate business change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-house industry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods and practices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient, high-quality change – while minimising risk.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit an Executive Advisor who can make a significant contribution to the creation and development of KPMG’s Testing Practice within the Management Consulting Technology Enablement team, through sector expertise, client engagement and delivery of new business opportunities.

You will help define and grow the Testing Practice, taking responsibility for developing and delivering technical solutions across all the markets in which we operate.

The Person

You will support the MC Tech Enablement Testing Practice Director and Partners in:
• The development of the Testing Practice by formulating unique, value-add propositions and solutions that meet client requirements
• Support account and sector development across markets
• Project and programme test management
• Technical solution development and delivery
• Business development initiatives including bid proposal and contract/commercial management.
• Knowledge management and new proposition development
• Mentoring and coaching other members of the team
• Building and maintaining client relationships

Industry Skills and Experience Required:
• Consulting experience is essential
• Possess both exceptional technical delivery skills and very strong business process knowledge
• Experience of team management is essential

Key areas of technical skills required:
• A strong background in Test Automation Development using Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin, and Agile and TDD methodologies is essential
• Demonstrable experience delivering testing programmes by working closely with technology functions throughout the delivery lifecycle to enable a seamless transition to implementation within tight timeframes
• Must be able to code in Java, C# and Python
• Experience in setting up Android and iOS Real-device Mobile automation using Appium is essential
• Proven experience creating and implementing test automation strategies
• In-depth experience and knowledge of market-leading commercial/open-source automation tools (server-side and GUI-based). You must demonstrate in-depth knowledge about the capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of these tools
• Experience in managing automation teams for financial clients
Expertise in more than one automation programming language
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence senior management and stakeholders, and to build and maintain strong team and client relationships


Infrastructure Automation Architect - CIOA

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that CIOs and their management teams manage and deliver IT services to their customers by leveraging our capabilities in the following areas:

• IT Effectiveness
• IT Sourcing
• IT Service Management
• Technology Architecture

We are growing our team to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking your relevant expertise and experience to join us.

The Role

• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity

You will have three key areas of responsibility:
• Manage complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services around network services and technologies.
• Contribute to developing our market growth in network service and technology advisory.
• Contribute to our wider capability group by developing services and people.

You are required to use your industry experience and subject matter knowledge as follows:

Client Delivery
• Deliver high quality advisory services which bring insight to complex technology problems.
• Lead engagements and manage schedule and cost budgets.
• Good stakeholder management
• Provide insight across network services and technologies.

Market Development:
• Work with colleagues to identify and translate potential demand into new engagements.
• Understand business problems and identify commercial opportunities for us.
• Manage and coordinate internal risk/engagement management processes.

Capability Development:
• Contribute to the development of a vibrant and profitable Technology Architecture Capability Group.
• Contribute to the development of market facing propositions and assets.
• Collaborate with colleagues to maximise and share our knowledge and experience.

The Person


• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.


Essential:
• Subject matter expertise and experience from either industry, product or consulting background.
• The ability to deliver high quality network strategy and technology architecture work.
• Business development and sales capability.
• Good communication skills and the ability to influence at a senior level.
• A detailed understanding of network architectures their challenges and benefits.
• Industry awareness of key methodologies, approaches and market trends, including software defined architectures, cloud connectivity and as a service options.
• Experience of: data networking in traditional hosting, public, private and/ hybrid cloud environments.


Desirable:
• Experience within the Financial Services Industry or with other large enterprises.
• Practical experience in delivering large scale, enterprise wide, complex transformations.
• A passion for technology and data networking.
• High energy levels, coupled with a desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.
• Self-motivation and ability to inspire and motivate others.
• Experience of: technical reviews and assessments, network strategy, network architectures, network roadmaps, network solution design, and related sourcing activities.
• Experience of several of: AWS, Azure and Google cloud connectivity, software defined wide area networks, software defined local area networks, virtual local area networks, switching, routing, traditional wide area network services, virtual private networks, quality of service, IP subnets and addressing, and domain name service.

Test Consultant - Financial Services - Non Automation

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

KPMG is building a "best in class" Testing Practice with a clear mission - to accelerate business change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-house industry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods and practices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient, high-quality change – while minimising risk.
We are currently looking to recruit Advisors who can make a significant contribution to the continuing development of KPMG’s Testing Practice within the Management Consulting Technology Enablement team, through sector expertise, client engagement and delivery of new business opportunities.
You will help define and grow the Testing Practice, taking responsibility for revenue targets, expanding the pipeline of opportunities and developing value propositions for the market in which we operate.

The Role

• Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
The Financial Services Technology Delivery Centre (FSTDC) is at the heart of our strategy to build digital platforms on which we can run business operations for our banking and insurance clients. It’s where we define and build fully cloud-based platforms using techniques such as Behaviour Driven / Test Driven Development (BDD/TDD); Agile methodology (SCRUM) and Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD).
As a test lead/manager within the FSTDC, you will be: -
• Working within a deep business and technically focussed team to deliver digital applications to support our clients.
• Assessing problems from multiple business and technical angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered.
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client and develops KPMG’s digital offering.
• Working collaboratively with client business and IT teams to design and develop test suites for functional & technical testing of applications with a focus in innovative test design techniques.
• Managing the execution of test suites within a fast-paced delivery environment and report results in stand-ups and capture key metrics over time for input to retrospectives.
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas and tools which benefit the team and KPMG as a whole.

The Person

• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
• You have gained deep business and technical knowledge and are confident to quickly learn new business/technology skills within a deep content-based environment.
• You are an experienced test leader of medium to large testing projects across a variety of IT technology platforms (ideally banking and finance applications)
• You have excellent knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycle including understanding the various types of testing
• You are an expert in test design and test design techniques and able to develop advanced test plans, acceptance criteria and test conditions from user stories, technical designs and specifications
• You have the ability to assess testing risks and give clear input to support go-live business decisions.
• You have excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence senior management and stakeholders, and to build and maintain strong team and client relationships
• You have a degree in a numerate or computing related subject and ISEB/ISTQB qualified
• You possess strong analytical & troubleshooting skills
• You are a team leader with passion to motivate, engage and instil learning culture on the job
• You have excellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
• You have experience delivering testing programmes by working closely with technology functions throughout the delivery lifecycle to enable a seamless transition to implementation within tight timeframes
• You are able to manage the process of raising, investigating and resolving test defects in a structured manner working with the broad team to solve issues and provide solutions

Desirable Skills
• Experience of Agile Scrum, Kanban, behavioural-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration
• Knowledge of SQL and Enterprise Transformation and Load (ETL) processes and technologies.
• Knowledge of Atlassian tools including Jira, Confluence and Stash
• Experience testing in Azure & Amazon Web Services environments


Senior QA Engineer (Manager)

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Team
The Technology & Engineering team we
help KPMG and hundreds of other organisations around the world to envision and build digital products that empower their employees and serve their customers — all with people, business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping a business become more relevant to its customers, people in Technology & Engineering are creators at heart. We find gaps, develop hypotheses and build beautiful ecosystems, inspiring our clients to push the boundaries of what’s possible. From a junior researcher to the head of development we possess a clear vision of the future and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking solutions that solve today’s challenges for a better tomorrow.


The Role
You will be embedded in the Product Engineering team and work in multidisciplinary product squads, to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for our products.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and results-oriented Senior QA Engineer with a passion for quality assurance and who constantly strives to drive efficiency without compromising on quality.
You will be obsessed with taking an automation-first approach to the QA process and make use of the latest automation tools and frameworks to build pipelines which support continuous testing.


The Person
You are expected have experience and develop your technical skills within the following areas:
• Programming in languages such C# / Java / JavaScript
• Test automation with tools such as Selenium or Katalon Studio
• Building test frameworks for functional UI and API testing
• Building test frameworks for carrying out performance testing
• Building test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity
• Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
• Cross platform, cross browser testing using technologies such as BrowserStack
• Agile test management using tools such as Jira and Confluence


Expected role behaviours:
• Advocate QA best practices in the engineering team, with an automation-first approach
• Work in mixed capability product squads, following agile principles
• Effectively negotiate requirements and timescales
• Explain technical solutions to non-technical stakeholder
• Take technical responsibility for your solutions
• Identify opportunities and delegate to junior team members when appropriate
• Take an active role in mentoring and supporting development of junior team members
• Resolve conflicts within the team or escalate where needed
• Identify inefficiencies in the team and recommend solutions
• Identify any potential quality issues and escalate them to management teams where necessary


Day to day tasks:
• Design and execute a wide range of functional testing techniques and raise defects
• Design, implement, maintain and enhance functional test automation frameworks
• Maintain, extent and execute mobile test automation scripts
• Contribute to performance testing strategy
• Maintain, extend and execute performance testing scripts
• Contribute to accessibility test strategy and apply tooling to uncover defects
• Build a QA technology roadmap for a small project or product, or a programme stream



QA Engineer

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



The Team
The Technology & Engineering team we help KPMG and hundreds of other organisations around the world to envision and build digital products that empower their employees and serve their customers — all with people, business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping a business become more relevant to its customers, people in Technology & Engineering we are creators at heart. We find gaps, develop hypotheses and build beautiful ecosystems, inspiring our clients to push the boundaries of what’s possible. From a junior researcher to the head of development we possess a clear vision of the future and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking solutions that solve today’s challenges for a better tomorrow.


The Role
You will be embedded in the Product Engineering team and work in multidisciplinary product squads, to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for our products.
We welcome QA engineers from all technical backgrounds who are happy to bring their experiences on board. You will have to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and being able to come up with creative solutions. You should be passionate for technology and eager to learn. We gladly sponsor certifications and training courses.
You will be expected to take an automation-first approach to the QA process and make use of some of the latest automation tools and frameworks to build pipelines which support continuous testing.


The Person
You are expected develop your technical skills within the following areas:
• Programming in languages such C# / Java / JavaScript
• Unit and integration testing
• API test automation
• Web and mobile test automation with tools such as Selenium or Katalon Studio
• Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
• Performance testing
• Maintaining test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity
• Cross platform, cross browser testing using technologies such as BrowserStack
• Agile test management using tools such as Jira and Confluence

Expected role behaviours:
• Advocate QA best practices in the engineering team, with an automation-first approach
• Work in mixed capability product squads, following and advocating agile principles
• Take technical responsibility for your solutions
• Effectively negotiate requirements and timescales for your tasks
• Explain your solutions to non-technical stakeholders
• Effectively collaborate and defend and discuss your solutions with the other team members, including colleagues from other capabilities (e.g. software engineers, business analysts, UX designers)
• Identify inefficiencies and recommend solutions
• Take an active role in mentoring and supporting development of junior team members


Day to day tasks:
• Write and execute manual functional test scenarios
• Maintain and enhance test automation frameworks
• Create and execute automated functional test scenarios and raise defects
• Execute mobile automation test scripts
• Execute performance test scripts
• Contribute to accessibility test strategy and apply tooling to uncover defects
• Contribute to improving delivery by carrying out evidence-based test analysis and design





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