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First VP, Test Program Manager (Markets), Group Infrastructure & Platform Services

United Overseas Bank
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
First VP, Test Program Manager (Markets), Group Infrastructure & Platform Services

Posting Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: Singapore (City Area), Singapore, 048624

Company: United Overseas Bank Ltd

About UOB
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values - Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department
Group Technology and Operations (GTO) provides software and system development, information technology support services and banking operations.

We have centralized and standardized the technology components into Singapore, creating a global footprint which can be utilized for supporting our regional subsidiaries and the branches around the world. We operate and support 19 countries with this architecture to provide a secure and flexible banking infrastructure.

Our Operations divisions provide transactional customer services for our businesses while also focusing on cost efficiency through process improvements, automation and straight through processing.

Job Responsibilities
  • Overall accountable and responsible for delivery of testing services across the Payment Program
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day delivery of test services by Bank appointed vendors in the conduct of testing
  • Works with the testing service providers and other UOB stakeholders to review, provide feedback and sign off on the test strategy, test plans and other test service providers' artefacts for the testing service delivery
  • Coordinates with the Test Governance team to ensure adoption of testing methods, standards and tools, and to coordinate any health checks or audits
  • Ensures that any changes to the scope of services are communicated to the respective test service providers and the impact is factored in to the plan
  • Engages with various UOB stakeholders (including but not limited to, application, security, infrastructure, business), testing service providers to ensure testing services meet the banks' objectives and demand
  • Act as the first point of escalation for any issues raised by UOB stakeholders, testing service providers
  • Quantify, manage, track and report test related statuses, SLA and KPIs, and ensure that defined testing transformation SLA and KPI targets are met for the portfolio accountable
  • Drive and collaborate with all UOB stakeholders and test service providers to plan all testing related deliveries for the portfolio accountable
  • Participate and contribute in forums, as required, to drive testing transformation and innovation
  • Works closely with the Test Engineering Lead to provide inputs around domain specific test engineering requirements and ensure that they are met
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the Vendor Test Managers/Test Leads for the respective domains
  • Engages stakeholder communities to get their feedback on testing service delivery and identify improvement opportunities to be fed back to the Test CoE team

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in computer engineering or related field
  • Proven working experience in test delivery or equivalent role with at least 12 years relevant experience in large and complex organisations preferably in the area of Banking and Finance
  • Extensive experience in managing end to end delivery of testing services from multiple vendor test service providers
  • Proven experience in testing standards, tools, processes & methodologies, frameworks, and various delivery methodologies e.g. Agile, Hybrid Agile and Waterfall, DevOps
  • Proven, successful track record of managing shared IT service development and/ or IT Testing Services
  • Demonstrated success in developing highly effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver collaboration, partnerships and services
  • Strong domain knowledge on Payment Program. Experience in managing testing for Payment Suite of applications will be an advantage
  • Strong attention to details, excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in managing multiple external testing service providers.
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural, diverse, direct and virtual teams
  • Experience in various testing tool suites like HP UFT/QTP, Loadrunner/Performance Center/Sitescope, HP ALM / Quality Center, Tosca, Selenium, JIRA etc
  • Must display a high level of professional judgment, commitment, integrity, and teamwork
  • Excellent client facing, internal communications, written and verbal communication skills
  • Testing or quality certifications, PMP certifications, and Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) Framework awareness will be preferred

Be a part of UOB Family
UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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