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Test Environment Manager

Job Function:
IT
Location:
United Kingdom
Job Type:
Permanent

Manchester’s best-kept fashion secret to one of the fastest growing international etailers, Boohoo Group PLC has quickly evolved into a global fashion leader of its generation.

Combining cutting-edge design with an affordable price tag, we have been pushing boundaries for the past eleven years to bring you all the latest looks for less.

 

We are looking for a Test Environment Manager to join our existing team.

A test environment manager is responsible for adapting to aggressive timelines, forecasting hardware and database demand far in the future, and managing conflicts between groups with competing goals. When a team is ready to deliver software to production, they often require test environments to be set up to exacting specifications. For this reason, Boohoo are looking to hire a test environment manager who is a communicator and a project manager – someone with a focus on the details and who can adapt to the constantly shifting timelines that accompany software engineering.

Test environment manager will interact with project managers, operations professionals, and senior technical engineering managers to sequence projects for testing on a number of differing testing environments. Test environments support a continuous release schedule across multiple teams.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop process to track test environments required for QA
  • Create short-term plans to deliver environments to support sprint-based development
  • Coordinate activities of release engineers to automate the setup and configuration of test environments
  • Monitor and guarantee uptime of test environments
  • Provide ongoing support for test environments
  • Communicate test environment availability to project management and quality assurance
  • Develop KPIs to track efficacy of test environment delivery efforts
  • Resolve conflicts between teams competing for limited testing resources
  • Move test environment activities toward a goal of 100% automation
  • Provide estimates for onboarding of new projects to test environments
  • Design systems to support continuous delivery and adapt test environment management to support on-demand, self-service automation
  • Forecast environment requirements based on anticipated future demand from multiple application development teams

 

The success candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated the ability to understand modern approaches to deployment automation on both cloud-based infrastructure and bare-metal servers
  • Worked closely with release managers and release engineers to track the availability of limited testing resources. Technical tasks such as deployment and database administration will be a product of close collaboration with engineering resources and database specialists
  • An overall grasp of the work-effort involved to setup and configure operating systems, networks, databases, and application servers involved in the creation of end-to-end testing environments.
  • The ability to coordinate the efforts to configure environments and tracking the status of environment configuration activities.
  • A demonstrated track record of organizing and tracking the progress of multiple projects across the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience of communicating with management on topics including project timelines, contingency plans, environment budgets, and resource allocation.
  • The ability to use project planning and forecasting tools is a requirement.