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Mpn Assurance And Lab Manager

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Job Description

To manage all End-to-End product & innovation test, lab environments & assurance activities for Enterprise MPN and Edge Computing products, platforms and solutions

  • Manage End-to-End Test, Lab and Environments Strategy, Planning & Validation for Product Development, In-life network changes, Innovation, Proof of Concepts and Customer Demos across MPN Practice

  • Ensure Testing activities embrace Agile methodology and leverage test automation tools and techniques to progressive transform the lab and testing capability.

  • MPN include agile projects considered as Learns & Pilots that drive disruptive ideas across the organization. Based on the learnings of these initiatives the MPN Platform will incorporate the idea as a capability / feature to scale or introduce a new test & learn.

  • Work with development, suppliers, business, security, operations and program management teams to certify production releases by providing appropriate test coverage and identifying and mitigating associated risks

  • Collaborate and develop relationships with other technologists/lab owners by partnering, integrating and sharing

    With us you will:

  • Manage all End-to-End product & innovation testing, lab environments & assurance activities for Enterprise MPN products, platforms and solutions

  • Manage Product Acceptance / Sign-off as part of New Product Development Process and Innovation Initiatives. Accountable to business and handover to Operations if applicable.

  • Manage relationships with service suppliers enabling and challenging them to deliver more for less and renegotiating service levels/pricing as appropriate.

  • Develop/Adapt tools and processes to maximize effectiveness and to efficiently meet or exceed expectations focus in agile, automation and test data management.

  • Ensure adequate project management for the above scope and keep stakeholder informed timely and proactively by creating digital dashboards/reports and specific touch point forums.

Candidate Description

  • Experience in Product / IT development, leading test activities for large enterprise products and solutions, with subject matter expertise in some/all of the following:

  • Knowledge of Mobile Network technologies (LTE onwards)

  • Experience in IP networking, including MPLS, VLAN

  • Virtualised computing platforms, including VMWare

  • Linux knowledge

  • Cloud environments working experience

  • API and microservices based applications and platforms testing

  • IT support systems & tools (particularly Provisioning, Billing and Reporting systems)

  • IoT Connectivity, Industrial IoT platforms and Devices Testing

  • Experience in working/set up Certification Labs.

  • Project Management and Technical Understanding to organise testing and lab planning.

  • Effective at communicating technical information both in detail to fellow engineers, and through Technical presentations and report writing, particularly adept at communicating complex technical information in an easy to comprehend manner.

  • Detailed budgeting and forecasting experience