Program Manager I (QA Lead/Tester)

Job Description

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Job Summary 
  • Manages a small group of staff with standard tasks
  • Plans and controls day to day project tasks and budgets
  • Adheres to IT governance
  • Manages relationship with immediate environment, enabling commitment
  • Works with business unit to define needs and arranges appropriate resources
  • Coordinates delivery of work from all suppliers for a small scale or sub-project, facilitating issue resolution, reviews/approves vendor invoices
  • Accountable for development of work orders/cost estimates to/from suppliers, Acceptance Criteria, and User Acceptance Testing
  • Responsible for project level planning, monitoring and reporting. 
Essential Job Functions 
  • People Focus: Leads a very small group of specialists who perform standard tasks.
  • Carries out managerial tasks such as resource management, development, talent management, performance management, compensation, retention, replacement and termination 
  • Planning + Controlling: Oversees the planning and controlling of a single task / project on a day-to-day basis including project budget Business Results
  • Develops project concepts, creates plans and oversees implementation of business solutions of simple to moderate complexity Governance: Adheres to organizational governance 
  • Relationship Management: Interacts with business and IT partners within the immediate environment to foster commitment and teamwork 
  • Coordinates delivery of work from all suppliers involved in a small scale / sub-project
  • Facilitates issue resolution
  • Reviews and approves vendor invoices/expenditures Works with business unit to define critical business needs and arranges appropriate resources 
  • Is accountable for work request evaluation and authorization, development and submission of work orders, as well as review of cost estimates from the suppliers 
  • Is accountable for Acceptance Criteria and execution of Acceptance Testing at program level 
  • Is responsible for project level planning, monitoring and reporting on project performance Signs off on project deliverables
  • Performs internal project close down
  • Conducts Post-Implementation Reviews Liaisons with the Application Architecture team, ISP, third parties, as necessary Performs as the team lead / supervisor, where assigned 
Education Requirements 
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, relevant experience. 
Experience Requirements 
Level I: 3 years of experience in an IT environment 
Special Skill Requirement 
  • Experience with Selenium or any other test automation tools
  • Ability to manage/coordinate testing across multiple business units and physical locations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in local language 
  • May require occasional traveling regionally or globally Level-1
  • Able to give information in English and passively participate in team meetings.
  • Understands routine business conversations and letters and is able to communicate with few errors. 
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 03/09/2020