• Permanent, Full-Time role
  • Grade: Senior Consultant
  • Salary: £55k - £70k per annum

Direct applicants only, no agencies please as we have preferred suppliers already.

Spike are retail technology experts delivering end-to-end, go-live confidence for the biggest retail brands. Learn more about us here.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Spike at a time when we are growing our Quality Management practice.

We are looking for Test Managers to join our existing team, focusing on defining and implementing testing strategies, roadmaps, tools, framework & approach across our growing client portfolio. You could be working across many different projects using a wide variety of technologies, and tools. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of real retail/ecommerce experience across many different client engagements and the ability to work in complex and challenging environments, with strong stakeholder management skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working inside our managed services for key clients
  • Defining test strategy, process, techniques, organisation, tools, infrastructure, environments and data across a variety of delivery and technology landscapes and methodologies, whilst ensuring an equal balance between both delivery and commercial aspects
  • Delivering small/medium test programmes across workstreams, vendors and delivery methodologies
  • Determining & documenting detailed test estimates and strategies to allow the Spike sales team to produce the necessary proposals and delivery plans
  • Supporting the Spike sales team in the pre-sales process
  • Assisting the marketing team to develop marketing materials and position strategies for our services and solutions in conjunction with the Spike marketing message framework
  • Support Spike delivery assurance reviews across our projects
  • Leading, guiding, training, and mentoring Spike consultants across our projects

Required skills:

  • Proven experience in defining and implementing test strategies and/or approaches for multiple projects
  • Collaborate with and influence technical and non-technical stakeholders, resources and teams
  • Ability to work at senior/strategic and lower level process/technical levels
  • Modern Software Development Lifecycle Processes and Methodologies
  • Understand evolving technology and test techniques, technologies and tooling
  • Previous experience working in the retail industry (optional)

What we offer:

  • Personal relationships - We know each other as individuals with social meet ups at least quarterly and a Director open door policy
  • Technical consultancy - Challenging technical work with varied projects/clients and internal knowledge management forums
  • True flexibility - Remote first approach delivering as teams for clients with expenses paid if needed to travel away from home
  • Shared purpose - Owned by practicing consultants with a hand-picked client base in line with Spike principles
  • Genuine support – Career coach assigned on joining with career chats when you want them

As well as:

  • Competitive pay packages
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days + statutory public holidays
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension with auto-enrolment to pension scheme after 1 month

Spike is an equal opportunities employer