First listed on: 25 August 2017

Enterprise Test Manager

Information and Communications & Technology
Reference no. 1656/0817 

  • We are  an equal opportunity employer and encourage cultural diversity and gender equality
  • Reports to the Director, Enterprise System Strategy
  • Generous remuneration package which includes leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

In direct support of the University’s 2016-20 Strategic Plan, we are embarking on a transformation of our enterprise systems to improve the quality, and connectedness of the end-user experience for our staff and students. The primary areas of focus will be to rationalise the number of systems and remove duplication, wherever possible. The long-term aim is to create a personalised and customisable digital experience with increased integration of key systems, and enhanced mobility of access to information and tasks.

A number of key roles will be recruited to lead, manage and support the digital transformation journey.  One of which is an Enterprise Test Manager

The Enterprise Test Manager is responsible for the management of testing for University of Sydney. The scope of this role is to proactively lead the Testing team through planning, monitoring, and control of the testing activities, this includes defining test objectives, policies, strategies and plans in conjunction with ICT and stakeholders.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Enterprise Test Manager who:

  • lead, manage and provide guidance to the Testing team so as to manage and resolve in a timely manner, issues related to testing
  • coordinate the production and approval of all testing deliverables and achievement of testing milestones during a project or release
  • ensure any risks associated with the agreed test strategy and test plans are clearly documented and described to  project staff and users
  • provide coaching and mentoring to the Enterprise Testing team to promote their professional development and facilitate the achievement of quality test outcomes.
  • ensure professional interactions with stakeholders to foster positive University perceptions of the Enterprise Testing Team

The Enterprise Test Manager will work to improve product quality by overseeing the Testing team in the preparation of test plans and the testing of software to agreed guidelines and standards. Success in this role will require liaison across a broad range of University stakeholder groups and taking a proactive, hands-on management role to drive the planning, design, quality assurance and implementation of testing in-line with program strategy and timeframes, and to deliver high quality, on-time testing outcomes.

About us

ICT has a substantial and complex portfolio of services it provides to the University, as well as knowledge and expertise to support and harness the possibilities of technology to enable inspirational teaching, pioneering research and enriched education for students. Adopting the role of effective advisor, provider and influencer of technology at the University, ICT connects IT services across the University, improving service delivery, and integrating and managing new technology platforms to benefit staff and students.

ICT has key role to play in realising transformational programs, especially within the Operations portfolio of professional services.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 15 September 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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