Europe / United Kingdom / England / Norwich /


#: 743999739596764 / 50244633

Mid-Senior Level


Job Description

Test & Release Manager, Norwich

Our Nielsen Brandbank team is one of the worlds most trusted providers of digital product content, delivering an end to end solution for brands, retailers and wholesalers across the globe. Within Nielsen Brandbank Technology, we work diligently to provide best-in-class solutions, using an incremental delivery approach to develop new and existing products.

As the Test & Release Manager, you will lead and manage the Test & Release functions within Nielsen Brandbank’s IT department, balancing resource levels across and within domains. You will ensure the delivery of high quality software solutions through manual and automated functional and non-functional testing across the Nielsen Brandbank IT estate, and ensure the success of project and non-project software delivery by acting as a gatekeeper to the Production environment, understanding and communicating changes, risks and issues across the IT department and business. You will maximise testing team effectiveness and productivity by understanding and utilising industry best practices and software tools. Our teams are co-located and agile, with central technology hubs in Europe, Canada and India.

What you’ll do

  • Manage individuals and other managers within the Test & Release team to ensure high
  • performance and productivity across the team, ensuring that the testing team is structured and aligned to support the changing needs of the business and wider IT department by engaging with stakeholders at all levels across IT and the business
  • Maintain and enhance the Test & Release strategies, processes and tooling to support agreed methodologies and frameworks
  • Oversee IT releases, ensuring appropriate pre-release testing is completed so that safe and secure deployments can take place, communicating release progress/updates and other Test & Release activities as required to a mixture of audiences across the business
  • Work closely with the DevOps team to ensure system availability and supporting system maintenance activities

We’re looking for people who have

  • Significant experience working in a Test/QA/Release function, including demonstrating a good understanding of leading a test function and experience working in an Agile Software Delivery Life Cycle
  • Good experience acting in a management and/or team leading capacity, with a track record of managing staff and resources across multiple geographical locations and timezones
  • The ability to work proactively under your own initiative, balancing multiple and shifting priorities as business and customers needs change
  • Excellent English communication skills, with the ability to effectively interface across cross-functional technology teams and the business
  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, or equivalent professional experience