Permanent role

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
  • Previous experience working in the retail industry
  • Modern Software Development Lifecycle Processes and Methodologies
  • Understand evolving technology and test techniques, technologies and tooling

Grade: Senior Consultant

Salary: £55k - £70k per annum

Benefits package (perm):

  • Annual performance & pay review
  • Leave entitlement of 25 days per year + Birthday off as leave + statutory public holidays
  • Leave exchange (buy or sell)
  • Pension with auto-enrolment to pension scheme after 1 month
  • Training allowance

Spike is an equal opportunities employer.