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Principal, Quality Engineering

Posting Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID


Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City



IT Quality

Dept. / Bus. Group

VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services

Business Unit

MD IT Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Contract Length

3 years

Posting End Date






















Purpose of Job


Reporting to the Associate Director, Quality Assurance, this position is responsible for the management of a team of internal and external experts responsible for the successful delivery of testing activities on EBRD enterprise platform programs. The incumbent will manage the testing activities for multiple assigned projects, programs, or work streams, responsible for the strategic guidance of testing and the associated test planning activities and ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged and informed with accurate, targeted, and timely information.

The incumbent will work closely with the project resourcing managers in order to effectively manage project resourcing plans in an efficient and lean group.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


•            Plan and manage delivery of all functional testing activities for multiple assigned projects and programs.

•            Responsible for introduction of testing policies, standards and procedures by actively engaging with project and program stakeholders and ensuring that best practice testing process is followed by regular auditing and review of testing outputs and key testing artefacts.

•            Responsible for the team successfully reviewing and approving test plans and test cases enabling alignment with appropriate standards.

•            Responsible for ensuring that the team successfully completes and documents all system tests and any problems that arise are managed in line with quality expectations of project stakeholders and Associate Director, QA.

•            Responsible for  ensuring that Quality Assurance (QA) targets are met across all projects through effective delivery and management of test solutions, pipeline management, status reporting, test planning, peer reviews, thorough analysis of testing results, causal analysis, leading test readiness reviews and post-implementation reviews.

•            Responsible for the completion and implementation of Validation testing policies, standards and procedures.

•            Advise on testing strategies for a given Portfolio of projects.

•            Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT Services functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT testing solutions.



Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge


Knowledge requirements:

•            Experience working within the Banking and or Finance Sector.

•            Experience in test management on Agile projects.

•            Experience leading a test automation team,

•            Experience leading a testing team conducting both functional testing and non-functional testing such as performance testing, security testing, or usability testing.

•            Experience using VersionOne Agile management tool is not essential but desirable in this role.


Certifications and Qualifications:

•            ISTQB foundation testing certification or equivalent such as ASTQB, ISEB.

•            ISTQB Test Manager certification or equivalent such as ASTQB, ISEB.

•            Project Management Certification such as PMP is desirable but not essential.

•            Agile test management or Scrum Master certification is desirable but not essential.

•            Bachelor degree in related discipline such as Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.


What is it like to work at the EBRD?


Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people's lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in. 


The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.


Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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