Lead Oracle Cloud Tester – (Security Cleared Role)
Widely considered to be leading players in the Oracle HCM/Payroll/ERP/SCM marketplace in the UK, we offer a warm, friendly atmosphere, interesting & challenging work with a professional & experienced Team, good career advancement opportunities and we are expanding, making a wide variety of new roles and new opportunities.
With plenty of scope for up-skilling and gaining further accreditation, we are also considered good payers (see below for Package details); we believe in fairly rewarding our staff for their hard work and loyalty.
The Lead Oracle Cloud Tester will be responsible for planning, deploying and managing the quality, release and testing effort to one strategic government customer, ensuring that the quality of developed and deployed solutions meets the demands stated as requirements and the agreed acceptance criteria.
The role will lead the Testing function for the customer supporting all other technical and application functional workstreams. In co-ordination with the other leaders, managing the workload and overseeing resource management, technical escalation and the development of the team.
This role is very much a hands on position that will require the lead to spend approximately 80% of their time in the delivery of test activity with the remaining time spent managing and developing the team. The successful candidate will have experience in both manual and automated testing having worked in demanding environments to deliver the vital outputs brought by testing for the benefit of product quality and user adoption.
Reporting into the Account Delivery Director, the role will also work closely with other leads aligned to the account, to ensure that the customer experience exceeds expectations.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the above overall responsibilities, you will be responsible for:
Ensuring the highest standards of quality and testing throughout the life cycle of deployments into production
Managing the quality and testing required to under-pin the ongoing release cycles for the Oracle Fusion ERP and HCM Cloud modules and related interface points
Planning, designing, deploying, maintenance and troubleshooting through the Authority owned layers of the Testing Development Life Cycle
Creating and executing an automated test strategy aligned to business needs
Providing a consultative and yet hands-on approach, advising on automation testing best practices based on your experiences and market trends
Support the team in reviewing existing customer manual test scenarios/scripts on an ongoing basis and identifying those ones which can be automated
Carry out the assessment of Oracle quarterly release patches identifying a suitable testing approach and completing an impact assessment for each release
Liaise with the Senior Management team, Project Management team, Consulting, Support and Outsourcing teams on testing projects and strategies
Champion, lead, develop and enforce the discipline of best practice for quality and testing
With senior management, define and implement the role testing plays within the organisation
Deploy and manage the appropriate testing framework and input into requirements for associated infrastructure eg suitable test environments
Through test reports and issue logging plus also further discussions with support teams, help identify testing defects such that they are clearly understood and resolved through re-test via incident management, Problem Management and Change as appropriate
As appropriate support the activity of root cause analysis of customer issues raised during test cycles, supporting the process through to resolution
Managing expectations with the customer and internal teams through the testing life cycle
Manage the team of testers, graduates and Selenium developers, providing both line management as well as authoritative support and guidance in their technical development
Responsible for delivering a testing strategy and specific plans as required in conjunction with the customer and team leads, covering unit testing, system integration testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and regression testing
Coordinate and ensure quality of all testing activities during every stage of the test process
Assist the sales team in pre-sales activities and tender responses as required
Establish strong and effective relationships with both internal and external customers
Supporting the customer through testing activities as needed
Attend both internal and external meetings and follow up on agreed actions in a timely manner.
Person Specification – Knowledge/Experience/Skills/Qualities:
Excellent knowledge of the Oracle Cloud tools and Oracle Cloud release cycle
Proven track record of Oracle Cloud testing
Experience in the use and deployment of Selenium
Has a positive/can do approach
Passionate about the customer experience
Takes ownership and accountability of the work they do
Ability to work across multiple deliverables
Well- organised and structured in approach
Demonstrates tenacity to overcome challenges and see an issue or piece of work through to the end
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent customer/relationship management skill
Project Management experience
Process improvement experience
Remuneration & Benefits:
Competitive Salary, Pension, 25 days holiday, option to buy an additional 5 holiday days, birthday as additional holiday after two years’ service, eye tests, private health care, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, share option scheme, excellent training and learning opportunities.
How to Apply/What to do next:
If you have the necessary level of Oracle Cloud Testing expertise for this position and you are searching for a new opportunity, then please send your application or enquiries to our Talent Acquisition Team (details below). We are expanding and now is certainly a very good time to join us. Please send in your application to our experienced Talent Acquisition Team (details below).
All applications are treated in the strictest confidence so there is no downside to forwarding your CV.
We were founded in 2000 with the specific focus of providing services and expertise to organisations looking to implement and leverage Oracle HCM. We have come a long way since then. Today we believe that all customers should be able to make their business applications work harder for them and provide the returns and the benefits they expected. Everything we do supports this belief. We provide Consulting as well as end-to-end managed services for HCM and ERP on premise or in the Cloud – from Applications Support and Testing as a Service through to Managed Payroll and Process Improvement services, not to mention our award-winning Oracle Practice! In fact, because we truly listen, our services have all developed from customer demand.
After the introduction of Cloud, we added Environment Management and Testing as a Service to our kit bag to complement our application support and change services. Our Consulting services have evolved to support Cloud and we have retained our award-winning on-premises expertise. We also created an exciting suite of services to help our customers manage and improve their processes, which really help to move our customers from adopting Cloud to embracing Cloud.
All of this we deliver on Oracle’s ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, E-business Suite and Peoplesoft applications.
We are delighted to be able to say that we’re an ISO27001, BACS and Cyber Essentials accredited business but there are many reasons that we’re proud of what we’ve achieved over the years.
Lead Oracle Cloud Tester – (Security Cleared Role)