University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Testing and Quality Assurance, Lead



Testing and Quality Assurance, Lead

Job no: 0061977 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Department: Business Services Salary: UOM 9 – $134,320 - $139,749 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Use your technical ability to work across multiple IT projects!
  • Continuous improvement mindset – We value your ideas
  • Join a supportive and collaborative team at Australia's leading University
  • About the Role As Testing and Quality Assurance (TQA), Lead you will lead testing and quality assurance activities aimed at ensuring that new or changed products and services meet defined requirements and agreed levels of quality. You will plan and coordinate testing activities and test deliverables for projects and in-scope operational platforms, systems, and applications.

    You will ensure new and established testing standards, processes, practices, guidelines, tools, and templates are understood and are being consistently applied and adhered to, as well as providing input to practice improvements, and the overarching Testing Strategy, Roadmap, and associated implementation plans.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Motivating and coaching the team and lead testing resources to achieve goals by providing clear performance expectations
  • Creating test deliverables that include project specific test strategies, test plans, test cases and test executions to verify acceptance criteria/requirements
  • Working with project teams to ensure effective development and handover of testing assets for reuse and in support of the production regression- testing suite
  • Who we are looking for We're looking for someone who demonstrates a clear understanding of testing roles, principles, methodologies, and tools, including experience of developing flexible and pragmatic testing approaches to support achievement of delivery milestones. You will demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills ; with proven ability to adapt to multiple stakeholders from varying contexts

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training in Testing
  • Qualifications in IT, Business or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education
  • Adaptive leadership approach where customer focus is key
  • Extensive, analytical experience with the ability to lead through a complex landscape
  • Evidence of self-driven, open, learning mindset with strong facilitation skills
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team – Business Services Business Services provides a full range of class leading information technology, facilities management, finance, HR and health and safety services to all operating entities of the University.

    Within Business Services, the Teaching and Learning Domain develops and strategically manages the information technology needs of the teaching and learning community across the University by providing project delivery services to deliver new or improve teaching and learning technology systems.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Alex Spezza via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    Advertised: 22 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 07 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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    Testing and Quality Assurance, Lead


    University of Melbourne




    March 22, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 07, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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