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SAP Test Analyst - Scenario Lead (#978,552,085) 

Job offer #978,552,085 in Portsmouth , United Kingdom

Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options. * Reporting to the SAP Programme Test Manager, you will be: + Co-ordinate and challenge test scope scenarios for System test / SIT and UAT Test phases + Managing the testing activities in your functional area throughout the full testing life-cycle for multiple SAP projects and programmes, and the right candidate will be experienced in stakeholder management at all levels * Lead the test activities during the delivery of a SAP role out for your functional area * Engage with applications teams and suppliers to ensure system and functional changes are delivered into live through well-defined tests that trace back to requirements * Produce and communicate testing progress to the Programme Test Manager and Babcock QA and Test Lead, * Work with the Test manager and test team to challenge the suggested scope and scenarios for testing phases (System testing, SIT and UAT) - by Solution Leads, Business Process Owners and contributing Business teams * Give testing input to the project plan for their functional area of expertise * Input into the Test Plans, scope, effort estimates and schedules for functional testing for each Test phase and release (Unit Tests review, System / System Integration, UAT support) * Responsible for managing the production of effective test scripts to cover the functional requirements of the programme. * Ensure adequate end-to-end test scripts are created and agreed by the Functional leads, Applications team and business * Ability to prioritise tests based on business and technical criticality and ensure there is acceptable coverage * Ensure test scripting, test execution and test evidence is performed to best practice and agreed standards * Manage the scope and inputs into possible automation of test scripts that would make up part of the regression pack. * Collect all testing outputs and ensure an up-to- date defect log is maintained throughout all testing activities * Participate and give inputs to all testing activities (daily stand-ups, meetings, workshops), quality gates (Entry and Exit criteria conformance; support Go / no-go decisions), documents (Test Plans, Schedules) and reports (Daily / weekly progress reports, Test phase exit reports) are in a regular and timely manner. * Work with the Defect Manager to ensure all defects are fixed (by the relevant teams) in your functional area, tested and reported, and attend or give inputs into triage meetings. Ensure any blockers or issues are highlighted to the programme to ensure efficient resolution. * Give input into impact of Change requests for the test team for your functional area. * Work with the Release Manager and review and agree transports into the test environment for your functional area * Ensure you manage your time and your resources to deliver to agreed timescales for the activity for agreed projects and changes * All solutions delivered should be to an agreed standard using agreed industry methodologies and have measurable benefits that can be tracked * Work to the documentation/agreed standards to successfully deliver the service, all processes and technical information to build and manage the application in a structured format * Ensure all work carried out is either within an agreed SLA or Project sanctioned by the PMO * Ensure you work with your line manager to agree a career path to develop your knowledge and skills to support the business better * 5 years plus experience working with SAP modules (one or more of the following: Procurement and Supply chain (MM / SRM), Finance, HRM, Project Systems, Sales and Distribution) * Experience co- ordinating all the required teams (Test, Build, Support, and Business) for testing, scoping, preparing and executing test scripts, data preparation, giving input into test plans and schedules or changes for enterprise applications where operational availability is critical * Working in a challenging and complex organisation and demonstrable experience of managing organisational, business and technical change in your functional area * Extensive knowledge of and experience in the SAP transactions and processes in your functional area, and integration points into other modules * Experience throughout the full SAP lifecycle (system testing, integration testing, defect management, regression testing and UAT) * Ability to interpret design documentation and identify or challenge test cases * Experience manging the delivery of robust and re-usable test scripts to an agreed industry standard using waterfall and agile methodologies * Proven experience in working with technical teams and senior management to drive and deliver quality releases for complex technology solutions * Experience of working with internal and external suppliers and working to KPIs to ensure specified SLAs are met * Ability to deal with and manage conflict whilst building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups * Management of resolution of technical application issues and problems with suppliers and internal teams with the support of the Test Manager * Strong experience of delivering tests and releases for enterprise class systems such as: SAP technologies, and working across other applications such SharePoint, SQL, Oracle, BI systems and Web applications * 3 to 5 years plus experience testing application configuration and development change * Experience using HP ALM or Team Foundation Server or equivalent ALM toolset Desirable: * Management of processes using ALM toolset preferably HP ALM and TFS * SAP certification in your functional area * ISTQB or ISEB certification * PRINCE 2 Foundation * ITIL Foundation * A full clean driving licence * PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential: * Work closely with the Applications Team demonstrating 100% commitment to excellence in everything you do, a real desire to deliver quality service to customers at all times, the ability to manage the team through periods of change and growth, be self- motivating, flexible, hard-working and thorough * High level, proven interpersonal and communication skills are essential * Work collaboratively across IT and non-IT departments * Ability to effectively manage, challenge and influence others * Good experience of managing technical teams with large enterprise class systems * Experience managing system and functional change to multiple content management, web applications and reporting systems across multiple environments (predominantly SAP, SuccessFactors, Ariba, SRM, BI / BW, as well as non-SAP systems) * Good creative thinking, problem solving and analytical skills * Great presentation skills from small to large groups * Willingness to undertake reasonable travel for work Desirable: * Professional and technical gravitas to be able to build trust with stakeholders * Flexible and creative problem solving skills * Security cleared * Security * Must have or be able to gain MOD SC security clearance. * Other security clearances as contracts demand; e.g. Met Police, CRB Check Babcock offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement plus public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme and a broad range of career opportunities.

All applications should be made online. Recruitment correspondence is normally by e-mail, so please check your e-mail account and spam folder regularly. If you are experiencing any problems applying online, please visit http://www.babcockinternational.com/careers/faq

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Job Location
Town
Portsmouth
Population
187,100
Post Code
GB-PO5
District
Portsmouth
State
South East England
Country
United Kingdom



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