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Test Consultant - Financial Services - Non Automation

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143084BR
Job TitleTest Consultant - Financial Services - Non Automation
CountryUnited Kingdom
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

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

- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
The Financial Services Technology Delivery Centre (FSTDC) is at the heart of our strategy to build digital platforms on which we can run business operations for our banking and insurance clients. It’s where we define and build fully cloud-based platforms using techniques such as Behaviour Driven / Test Driven Development (BDD/TDD); Agile methodology (SCRUM) and Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD).
As a test lead/manager within the FSTDC, you will be: -
- Working within a deep business and technically focussed team to deliver digital applications to support our clients.
- Assessing problems from multiple business and technical angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered.
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client and develops KPMG’s digital offering.
- Working collaboratively with client business and IT teams to design and develop test suites for functional & technical testing of applications with a focus in innovative test design techniques.
- Managing the execution of test suites within a fast-paced delivery environment and report results in stand-ups and capture key metrics over time for input to retrospectives.
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas and tools which benefit the team and KPMG as a whole.

The Person

- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
- You have gained deep business and technical knowledge and are confident to quickly learn new business/technology skills within a deep content-based environment.
- You are an experienced test leader of medium to large testing projects across a variety of IT technology platforms (ideally banking and finance applications)
- You have excellent knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycle including understanding the various types of testing
- You are an expert in test design and test design techniques and able to develop advanced test plans, acceptance criteria and test conditions from user stories, technical designs and specifications
- You have the ability to assess testing risks and give clear input to support go-live business decisions.
- You have excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence senior management and stakeholders, and to build and maintain strong team and client relationships
- You have a degree in a numerate or computing related subject and ISEB/ISTQB qualified
- You possess strong analytical & troubleshooting skills
- You are a team leader with passion to motivate, engage and instil learning culture on the job
- You have excellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
- You have experience delivering testing programmes by working closely with technology functions throughout the delivery lifecycle to enable a seamless transition to implementation within tight timeframes
- You are able to manage the process of raising, investigating and resolving test defects in a structured manner working with the broad team to solve issues and provide solutions

Desirable Skills
- Experience of Agile Scrum, Kanban, behavioural-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration
- Knowledge of SQL and Enterprise Transformation and Load (ETL) processes and technologies.
- Knowledge of Atlassian tools including Jira, Confluence and Stash
- Experience testing in Azure & Amazon Web Services environments

Our Deal

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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