Project Lead - Quality Assurance

Date Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Location: Galway, G, IE, 0

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Galway, Ireland


Role Value Proposition: 

The Global Technology & Operations group (GTO) is a diverse team of engineers, developers, business analysts, and project managers with the freedom to create innovative solutions to address core business challenges within MetLife. GTO’s strategy is to deliver a differentiated customer experience and increase MetLife’s operating leverage.


Manage project quality assurance efforts, possibly across multiple applications. Ensure quality control of applications. Familiarity of working in traditional Waterfall Project methodology and equally the ability to work collaboratively in an AGILE & Dev Ops Methodology.


Key Relationships:

Reports to: Director - Quality assurance

Direct Reports: N/A

Other Key Stakeholders: IT Project Managers and Business System Analysts in Plan Organisation, CIO, Developers


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for leading end to end quality assurance engagement for Large Projects
  • Responsibility for the management of external Test Vendors throughout the Project Life Cycle to ensure quality outcomes
  • Responsible for estimating, planning, managing and status reporting on the quality assurance portion of the software development project
  • Validate the work of other quality assurance roles to ensure properly designed test cases and application of appropriate and efficient test analysis, design, and coverage
  • Defect trend analysis and root cause analysis


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree / diploma (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field and 3+ years of related experience
  • 5+ years related work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in one or more of the following: .Net, Java / J2EE, C#, AS/400, DB2, MS SQL
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Access


Key Competencies:

  • Process management
  • Metrics based service delivery
  • Problem solving
  • Priority setting
  • Functional, performance and regression quality assurance
  • Project Management
  • Communication





Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 50576