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Senior Test Consultant

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Date Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Location(s): Galway, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Galway, Ireland


Metlife, Inc (“Metlife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers .


The Galway Technology Campus, which is located in the City Centre is a state-of-the-art, collaborative working environment where our associates focus on developing digital solutions that can be rapidly and efficiently scaled to markets around the world. Teams work across a variety IT disciplines including Software Development, Production Management, Project Management, Testing, Management and Support roles.


 Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior QA Project Lead will Manage project quality assurance efforts, in a fast paced, agile environment, across multiple projects and applications. Be a proactive, self-starter and a strong communicator who can take ownership and deliver results. Collaborate with cross functional, disbursed project teams to define Test Strategy, build project Test Plans and deliver early and often with high quality. Ensure quality control of project output and applications. Be an experienced leader in Agile, DevOps and also in traditional Waterfall Project methodology. Sales Force experience is desirable.


Key Relationships:

Reports to: ADM Team Manager

Indirect Reports: 0-8 (FTE & FTC)

Key Stakeholders: ADM, IT Project Managers, Business System Analysts, country CIOs across EMEA region


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsibility for forecasting and estimation for all projects from inception through to delivery including engagement of external vendors
  • Responsibility for leading end to end quality assurance engagement for Large Projects
  • Responsibility for the management of internal resources and external Test Vendors throughout the Project Life Cycle to ensure high quality outcomes
  • Manage medium to large project quality assurance efforts, including intersystem quality assurance efforts and program management of entire portfolios of quality assurance
  • Responsible for estimating, planning, managing and status reporting on the quality assurance progress and deliverables
  • 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
  • Manage and escalate risks
  • Facilitate adoption of Agile and Dev Ops tools and best practices - risk based testing, test automation, CI/CD etc. Defect trend analysis and root cause analysis
  • Facilitate a smooth transition of software delivery into UAT and Production environments early and often


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor s Degree (Level 8) / diploma (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field and 10+ years of related experience
  • 7+ years related work experience
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Access
  • Test and Agile Tools – JIRA, X-Ray, TOSCA (or equivalents)
  • ISTQB foundation level certification


Key Competencies:

  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Process management
  • Metrics based service delivery
  • Problem solving
  • Priority setting
  • Functional, non-functional Quality Assurance




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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.   


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife.



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.

In order to apply for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.

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Requisition #: 128010