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Test Lead/Manager – Technology Services Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London – Permanent, Competitive Salary and Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

RDG’s Quality Assurance Practice are currently seeking a Test Lead/Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. This role will offer technical test management on projects as well as manage and conduct business and acceptance testing. The Test Manager will be key to managing quality assurance and associated testing activities for projects, relevant reporting and defect management with collaborative supplier management. We are looking for someone with the zest to learn and collaborate with the broader teams and industry. The successful candidate will bring to the table a good mind for quality assurance and have an eye for detail.

The ideal person will be:

Professionally qualified with a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering and or relevant Computer Science or Information Technology qualification and/or an ISTQB or similar certification in Foundation and Agile.

It is essential you can demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Produce and maintain test plans across the lifecycle of the project for all aspects of Acceptance Testing. 
  • Where appropriate assist with developing internal test practices across the organisation and ensuring delivery of testing services that complies to the organisational quality assurance policy, practices and test strategy.
  • Test Estimation to ensure that the effort for testing on projects is correctly captured and tracked.
  • Development and maintenance of Customer Acceptance Test objectives matrices through the project and successful baselining as part of project closure.
  • Definition of Acceptance Test criteria and working with Business Stakeholders to sign off user test requirements and test acceptance criteria.
  • Day to day management of tasks within project QA team and managing delivery of test deliverables on behalf of the team.
  • Be proactive and escalate any delays in testing to project manager and/or Head of QA in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and an ability to focus on quality of work
  • Possess good analytical skills, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm
  • Detail orientated that is always reflected in documentation
  • Proactively engaging with team members, open and transparent approach and an enthusiastic team player

     

Desirable qualities for the candidate are:

  • Experience with Automation Tools – Selenium, SOAP UI, REST
  • Experience with test management Tools – HP Quality Centre, JIRA, Microsoft TFS, Selenium Open Source
  • Demonstrable experience of ITSO
  • Demonstrable experience in Rail industry and associated concepts
  • Demonstrable experience with costing and support contracts
  • Experience with analysis of requirements and creating and tracking requirement coverage
  • Experience of rail industry practices and processes
  • Experience of working with 3rd Party Suppliers and Vendors
  • Holds self & others accountable for achieving results that embody principles of diversity and RDG’s values
  • Experience of implementing process improvement across the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Pro-actively initiates, develops and maintains effective working relationships with team members
  • Demonstrable ability to co-operate with a variety of people and achieve results
  • Educated to Bachelor's Degree level with an Information Technology-related concentration.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for picking up knowledge and working on a steep learning curve
  • Demonstrable experience of managing large test programs, covering multiple parallel streams of work, to successful conclusions

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2018

 

Junior Digital Product Manager – Customer Experience

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

This is a role for a capable and driven website professional. We’re looking for someone who takes ownership for delivery, is passionate about getting the details right and takes pride in results. This is an essential role in a busy team, which in turn plays a vital part of the management of some of the UK’s leading websites and Apps, including nationalrail.co.uk.

We are looking for a tenacious master of many trades. From knowledge of JavaScript to Google Tag Manager and analytics (360), an understanding of UX and CRO to project management and Jira and team reporting. Working closely the Marketing and Technical teams and our agencies to deliver the best Customer Experience across our digital products.

In return you’ll gain enviable experience across a broad range of digital projects that will build on your knowledge and capability.

Given the busy nature of the role and competing priorities, you’ll be confident in your own ability to prioritise and undertake work to meet deadlines. Strong project management capability within a significant website environment.  You’ll also be collaborative and have outstanding communications skills with the ability to deliver high quality written work.

The ideal person will be:

  • Assisting the in-house digital team on digital projects

  • Liaising with our marketing teams and 3rd party agencies

  • Assist the senior Digital Product Manager with any projects goals under the development team

  • Managing tickets, grooming the product backlog, so experience of Jira is a plus

  • Supporting digital campaigns across paid and organic.

  • Help with gathering briefs from the business

  • You will have some experience of project management and ideally some experience of ecommerce/digital and mobile app projects

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate to all levels of organisations

  • Effective stakeholder management in multi-stakeholder environment

  • Able to negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 22 October 2018

 

RSP Accreditation Analyst

London EC1A, Competitive salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are looking for an analyst to accredit each machine that is presented to RSP for accreditation.   The post holder needs to review and ensure compliance to RSP Standards for new Ticket Issuing Systems (TIS) designs and modifications to already accredited TIS by:

  • Defining and documenting changes to functional specifications and processes.
  • Analyzing TIS specifications and specifying changes to supplier testing to prove the integrity and conformance of a software release to RSP standards, ensuring consistency with other system changes and minimizing risks to RSP systems.
  • Supporting testing, test planning and change management including reviewing of test material to provide assurance of suitable coverage of business processes and supporting all phases of testing and pilots.
  • Through the use of the internal systems generate and maintain records of testing and issues arising. Produce and issue documentation supporting the accreditation process.
  • Defining changes to processes and procedures ensuring all users are aware of the changes that impact them, reviewing documentation from suppliers for TIS changes & to ensure implemented changes meet RSP’s requirements for probity of settlement and that changes between systems are consistent.
  • Monitoring TIS Suppliers' progress against development plans, accreditation plans and implementation of TIS versions.
  • Reviewing RSP Standards documentation as required 

The postholder should possess the skills to:

  • analyze technical processes, proposals and identify risks, as well as being able to work through business requirements & functional specifications in order to translate these into test cases
  • have an understanding of electronic point of sale (EPOS) systems in a wide area network is desirable, whilst previous experience of various testing environments and configurations would be useful.
  • Systems analysis and design experience in implementing EPOS or financial systems and accrediting system changes against documentation would be an advantage, whilst having the ability to interrogate data using queries or tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel are essential, whilst a working knowledge of other Microsoft office products, html and xml would be desirable.
  • Attention to detail and a positive attitude towards change and innovation, which seeks continuous improvement to processes and documentation, are essential in this role.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to tailor language and the written word according to the audience, and the ability to undertake a number of different activities concurrently and to progress them to plan, are also key requirements.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, Rail Delivery Group Ltd, 200 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for this post is:  the 26th October 2018

 

London Agreements Manager – Customer Portfolio Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are currently seeking a London Agreements Manager, a new role within our Commercial team. This role will be key in supporting the effective operation of commercial agreements between RDG, TOCs, TfL and other London partners, to deliver significant sums of revenue to our members. This role will be a key part of the wider Commercial team and the successful candidate will need to grasp complex challenges and legacy agreements to support commercial negotiations and develop solutions.

Therefore, we are looking for an experienced, highly motivated person who is commercially focused and highly analytical. The role requires a highly organised individual who can demonstrate the ability to learn quickly, work with and coach others to achieve their goals, and can also be hands-on as required to get things done.

The ideal person will be:

Professionally qualified with a relevant degree/postgraduate qualification, plus broad relevant managerial experience; or hold substantial relevant experience and proven success in Commercial roles.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Commercial and financial acumen;
  • Highly analytical, with strong experience of undertaking and delivering detailed analysis to senior stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of the rail franchise environment, ideally gained through experience of working in a Train Operating Company or Owning Group environment;
  • Good working knowledge of rail industry revenue management systems and processes;
  • Knowledge of the existing commercial agreements between RDG, member TOCs, TfL, London Councils, and Police Forces.

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 21 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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