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Head Of Testing And Environments

News Pty Limited. - Sydney, NSW

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


Play a key role in the Enterprise Systems and Technology Operations team and help us deliver our Technology roadmap for Australia’s leading media organisation.

What’s the role?

In this greenfield role you will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a Testing and Environments Centre of Excellence (CoE). You will use your significant experience in a similar role to develop framework, methodology and processes (underpinned by tools) to support the standardisation of this broad practice. This important role is critical in supporting the need for increased delivery cadence required to meet the upcoming delivery roadmap..

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Build a Testing & Environments Centre of Excellence (CoE) ensuring an ongoing high level of consistency and reuse based on industry good practices
  • Driving cross team collaboration and uptake of the CoE
  • Cultivate strong, collaborative working relationships with the wider IT and business functions as well as 3rd parties, ensuring that deliverables are aligned to overriding requirements and expectations
  • Develop, implement, and refine testing and environmental management frameworks
  • Leverage tools in order to improve end to end testing output, reporting, coverage, speed to market, and to reduce manual effort required (including regressions and automated testing)
  • Drive the implementation and consistent use of continuous Integration and environment management / allocations tools.
  • Day to day management of testing and environmental management teams (including on shore, offshore, and matrix teams) incorporating effective coaching, mentoring and development opportunities
  • Manage a cross departmental team of Test Leads responsible for the successful planning and execution of testing in conjunction with agreed technology and business domains
  • Evolve the testing resource allocation processes including leveraging shared resources across various domains, projects and programmes
  • Build close working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaising with Development, QA, Production, and business stakeholders throughout the various phases of change
  • On-going development and evolution of key metrics and reporting mechanisms in order to monitor progress and overall team performance and cadence
  • Clearly articulate the test and environment management roadmap, interdependencias, and overlaps
  • Management of environments and allocation to projects as required
  • Seek out improved ways of operations and drive proactive improvement and continual improvement
  • Drive commercial outcomes and embed build commercial acumen within the team

Who are you?

You are a highly motivated self-starter who is results driven. You are a strong leader with a proven track record and a wealth of experience in Testing and Environment Management and will have ideally leading organisations through periods of large-scale transformation. You also have strong commercial acumen with strong verbal and written and communication skills and the ability to use data points to convey key insights and develop meaningful and visual reports and presentations.

You are a Testing and Environment evangelist with exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills and are at ease communicating and gaining buy-in to develop the CoE. You will be versed in both automated and manual testing practices and techniques and have a clear understanding of what good practice looks like and are pragmatic enough to propose and implement fit for purpose solutions to get runs on the board early.

You can build strong and positive relationships across teams and with stakeholders, a strong influencer who drives action. You will have a proven background in developing testing and environment practices bringing together methodology, process and tools.

Who are we?

The nation’s most influential media organisation, News Corp Australia reaches an audience of 16 million Australians every month. As well as our famous news, sport and lifestyle brands, we lead the way with number-one websites: news.com.au, realestate.com.au and kidspot.com.au. We have the largest online news audience in the country, with a bigger digital footprint than Facebook.

The Enterprise Systems and Technology Operations team is a fast paced, highly motivated team looking to improve the way we deliver initiatives across the Technology portfolio. We believe that our relationships within Technology, Digital Product, Data, as well as our strong relationships with the business are critical to our success and we are excited about what we do.

What’s next?

This full-time role is based in our Surry Hills office. Surry Hills offers a lively atmosphere with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby to keep your work/life balance healthy. We offer competitive employee benefits, a fun, fast-paced working environment, and excellent opportunities for growth and development. .

At News Corp you will work with the best, backed by the scale and reach of big business. We are committed to innovation and together we can help grow and shape the future of the media industry.

To apply or find out more about this opportunity, see newscorpaustralia.com/careers.

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