Test & Environment Manager

Led by an award-winning Chief Digital Transformation Officer and inspirational leadership team, we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. Whilst we are already a highly successful organisation and business, the University will be a very different world in years to come and aspires to achieve levels of performance and digital delivery as yet unseen in the sector. All of this is underpinned by major construction and estate renewal, an exciting programme of work to add thousands of accommodation spaces, and a network replacement project to install the latest digital infrastructure as part of the journey towards a fully data-enabled organisation. 

We are moving to agile ways of working and need to take the organisation on the same journey; to be sector leading and to deliver a model of digital delivery fit for the coming years. As this programme gains momentum, we need to unpick our challenges and legacy systems and move towards meeting our potential.

As the Test & Environments Manager you will be a key member of our high profile Student Information Systems (SIS) project team. You will be responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of our new Student Information System by ensuring that it meets customer requirements, is tested to ensure it is functionally fit for purpose, and is quality assured.

The Testing and Environments Manager (SIS) will have lead responsibility for the testing of the new Student Information Systems platform.

In addition to hands on testing activities, the you will be responsible for assisting in the further development of the test strategy, ensuring that testing is appropriately funded, planned, resourced, and that appropriate development and test environments are provided and maintained.  You will also responsible for the line management of a small number of staff within SIS technical team.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate a broad hands on testing career as a Senior Test Analyst or Test Team Leader. It would be advantageous if you can also demonstrate hands on experience of test automation, in particular Leap Work and/or Selenium.  Knowledge and/or expertise in DB interrogation including Oracle and or MS SQL would also be ideal as would an understanding of the higher education sector and knowledge of IT systems and processes that support the student lifecycle and beyond. 

Not only do we offer flexible and remote working, a vibrant atmosphere, use of our incredible facilities, benefits, and an amazing pension; but we are offering the opportunity to be part of a transformation that will see us set the benchmark for a model of digital delivery in the HE sector. 

For further information about this role please contact Michelle Richardson at michelle.richardson@sussex.ac.uk.

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