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Test Manager


Our opportunity


A Test Manager is responsible to deliver and manage testing and quality activities throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that the testing and quality activities are carried out to the agreed standards and that they comply with Audit and Regulatory standards. You will support internal initiative and actively participate during its conceptualization phase to implementation, advice IT and business on best QA and Testing practices that protect Zurich’s best interests. And define the testing approach and strategy, planning and estimation of testing effort and the leadership and control of the subsequent testing execution.

Your role

As a Test Manager you will be accountable for end-to-end delivery of your assigned projects. Your main responsibilities will involve

• Define Test Strategy for projects
• Manage testing activities within project(s)
• Support strategic and tactical initiatives
• Collaborate with global teams on strategy updates, planning, and investment prioritization
• Manage key stakeholders, and act as a trusted advisor
• Ensure project compliance
• Take overall accountability for project test delivery plan (Static Testing, SIT, UAT).
• Ensure that all leads are delivering to agreed plan and managing team productivity.
• Work closely with leads to understand and resolve any concerns before they escalate into issues.
• Review and approve all major testing deliverables.
• Provide up to date data, status and judgment on project.
• Identify and allocate resources.
• Review estimates and assumptions to ensure that they still hold true and reforecast as often as appropriate.
• Ensure Stakeholders have up to date information on the project status at all times.
• Ensure that standard processes and deliverables are followed and that any deviations are managed and the risks and potential outcome of those risks communicated and accepted.
• Work with other Test Managers to ensure sharing of experiences, best practices and lessons learnt.
• Ensure that senior management is informed about issues before they escalate, and can intervene as appropriate.
• Ensure regular reporting procedures, both formal and informal, are used.
• Apply Quality techniques and processes throughout the testing delivery lifecycle.
• Resolve issues for all lower levels.
• Provide guidance on policy, national and international quality standards.
• Prepare staffing plans, which may include staff working both on site and remotely.
• Manage customer and vendor relationships.
• Up hold Zurich Standard processes and practices

Your Skills and Experience

As a Test Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology and 3 or more years of experience in related field such a Test Manager or similar
• At least 3/5 years in financial services industry.
• Experience of quality and testing technology.
• Experience of business transformation.
• Experience in leading high technological skilled teams
• Must have leadership experience providing services for multiple business units
• ITSQB Quality and Test Manager or similar
• Good knowledge of databases, middleware, web services and related standards
• Experience with IT Governance
• Positive attitude, strong communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
• Team player and able to create and work in a collaborative environment
• Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels, including teams outside of shared services and solutions
• Act as a trusted advisor for the customer by having a holistic view of the different alternatives that would provide a solution to the customer/s
• Ability to discuss technical topics in business terms, including but not limited to give presentations to an audience with different level of technological maturity
• Ability to think outside of the box and be innovative by keeping abreast of new trends, identifying opportunities to bring in change for business benefit
• Fluent written and spoken English (additionally, German would be highly valuable)
• Global, critical, innovative thinking with good presentation skills
• Stakeholder influencing and technology governance


Needs strong knowledge of QA & Testing Practices and understanding of quality management and development methodologies (SDLC) is highly valuated


• HP ALM and other Test management tools
• Agile Tools (TFS, JIRA, etc)
• Testing automation tools (UFT, QTPro, ..) would be highly valuated
• Analyze and custom SQL, .NET and J2EE solutions

Additional Information 


 As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes: 


  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings 
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs 
  • Ticket restaurant 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company 
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you 
  • Special banking and insurance conditions 
  • Exclusive Employees discounts 


Primary work location is Barcelona, Poblenou. Please apply with your CV in English by clicking on the button “Apply online”. 


Who we are  


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.  


Diversity & Inclusion 


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. 


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference. 

You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: Yes
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Alvaro Gallego Zazo

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