Senior Technology Manager - Testing & QA in Bradford

About The... An exciting modernisation and transformation journey is underway at Morrisons and our Technology teams are working together to improve how technology is used across our business as well as how we deliver it. A...

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About The Role

An exciting modernisation and transformation journey is underway at Morrisons and our Technology teams are working together to improve how technology is used across our business as well as how we deliver it. A rare opportunity has come up for an experienced Senior Technology Manager - Testing and Quality Assurance to join our Technology team. This role will be based at our head office in Bradford, West Yorkshire. 

You’ll have overall accountability for defining the strategic agenda for Test, QA and associated automation practices within the Morrisons Technology function. You’ll also own test related tooling, environments and associated service provision. 

You'll also be responsible for:

  • Owning the Testing framework with the aim to ensure that all changes are adequately tested before their introduction into the live environment.

  • Owning the organisation associated policies, frameworks and implementation of continuous improvement across the Technology teams.

  • Defining the strategic roadmap and future ways of working for the management and control of non-production environments.

  • Defining, planning, implementing and improving the tooling that supports Testing and environment management.

  • Acting as the advocate and subject matter expert for Testing, QA, automation and test environments. 

  • Supporting an agile team in creating associated Testing, QA and automation frameworks in order to deliver high quality software at pace that exceeds our customer expectations.

About You

You'll ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven background in Testing and QA.

  • Strong 3rd party management skills and in particular previous experience of working with outsourced Testing suppliers at scale. 

  • Excellent understanding of V-Model, Agile, Waterfall and Iterative development methodologies and how to apply them. You’ll have a versatile approach and ability to adapt with dynamic methodologies for internal projects.

  • Excellent understanding of functional, non-functional, automation and test environment management. 

  • The ability to work cross functionally and influence stakeholders at all levels within the Technology team and wider business.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relay important information in the most suited format for varied stakeholders. 

  • You’ll be quick on your feet, take solid decisions, and are flexible to see various sides of a situation. Your experience of managing and building teams, processes, and tools will be essential.

About The Company

Proud of our roots, Morrisons is a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.  

Our people make Morrisons. We’re passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people. We’re forward-thinking and stay one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry, giving us exposure to creative initiatives which improves the offering to our customers.

In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive. 

Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.

New Ways of Working

The wellbeing of our colleagues is really important to us and we want everyone to have a great home and work life balance. Because of this we've introduced a four day working week for all full time colleagues based at our head office in Bradford.

You’ll be able to flex your working hours around the core hours of 10am-4pm, and can choose to do different hours each day as long as you’re covering these core hours. Each four day week will contain four average nine hour days.

To be more competitive and support our stores and sites more effectively, we now work over a six day operation, Monday to Saturday inclusive, and everyone in our head office now works one Saturday in every four (or 13 a year), albeit Saturday will be a shorter working day of 6 hours.

Your non-working day will need to fit in with the business needs so more information about this and which day you'd take off will be discussed at your interview. 

Extra information

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Must be eligible to work in the EU
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