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Performance Test Lead - Senior Manager

Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139529BR
Job TitlePerformance Test Lead - Senior Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineMC Technology
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team

In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

KPMG is building a "best in class" Testing Practice with a clear mission - to accelerate business change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-house industry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods and practices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient, high-quality change – while minimising risk.We are currently looking to recruit Advisors who can make a significant contribution to the continuing development of KPMG’s Testing Practice within the Management Consulting Technology Enablement team, through sector expertise, client engagement and delivery of new business opportunities.You will help define and grow the Testing Practice, taking responsibility for revenue targets, expanding the pipeline of opportunities and developing value propositions for the market in which we operate.

The Role

- Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
- Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems, covering the range of non-functional scope
- Design and continuously develop performance testing approaches for a range of technologies (including cloud) and platforms
- Build a performance testing capability within the Test Practice, developing approaches and methodologies, managing and mentoring staff, owning and delivering to the sales pipeline
- Continually create and improve a number of internal and industry-standard performance testing frameworks, tools & utilities
- Manage teams of performance testers and establish high quality report results, whilst capturing automated run & key metrics over time
- Work collaboratively with client business and IT teams to develop, identify, record and analyse non-functional requirements
- Driving force in resolving performance defects and tackling complex performance challenges
- Lead and manage performance testing on project methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall and other hybrid methods alongside helping with the budgeting of automation projects
- The ability to demonstrate the value of non-functional testing to senior stakeholders and clients

The Person

- You are a very experienced senior manager of large, complex performance and non-functional testing projects across a variety of IT technology platforms (ideally banking and finance applications)
- You have lead large teams of performance testers, both onshore and offshore, for major platform transformation programmes
- You have designed and successfully implemented complex performance testing architecture and frameworks for clients
- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Excellent stakeholder management, up to and including C-level executives
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.
- Degree in a numerate or computing related subject and ISEB/ISTQB qualified
- Excellent knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycle including understanding the various types of testing
- Expert in a range of development languages including Java, C#, Python and .Net
- Expert in a range of database models, as well as database design and structures
- You are confident in developing advanced test plans, acceptance criteria and test conditions from user stories, technical designs and specifications
- You are a team leader with passion to motivate, engage and instil learning culture on the job
- You have a good understanding of test management tools such as HP Quality Centre and JIRA
- Expert technical knowledge in using a wide range of performance test tools
- Experience in modelling performance tests based on non-functional requirements and log file analysis
- Substantial experience in deploying monitoring tools and analysing the output
- Ability to analyse root causes of performance issues and suggest corrective actions
- Working knowledge of API testing tools (i.e. SoapUI, RestAssure)
- Familiarity with functional test automation methodology
- You have excellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
- Experience in test data setup at a database level
- Familiarity with integration tools - Jenkins & TeamCity
- Ability to assess testing risks and then estimate, plan and prioritise tasks accordingly

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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