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Infrastructure Test Program Manager (Ireland)

Type: Associates

About Us

Founded in 2002, CubeMatch is a global change and transformation consultancy, powering change for Financial Services. 

With offices in Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Chennai, we are committed to shaping a future where innovation and adaptability are central to the success of financial institutions worldwide. With CubeMatch, the Power to thrive in an ever-changing landscape is within reach.

For over two decades, CubeMatch has successfully built a global firm that is uniquely equipped to deliver pragmatic and business-focused results, with over 400 staff globally.

Job Description 

CubeMatch is looking for an Infrastructure Test Program Manager. This role is part of an infrastructure program team, leading functional test strategy, test planning, and test resourcing for multiple workstreams simultaneously. The individual will collaborate closely with other program workstream leads, business, operations, central test teams, and third parties to deliver testing for the program. They will serve as the main point of contact for all functional testing, ensuring compliance with test policies, procedures, and tools.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leadership in test management for complex and strategically significant program implementations.
  • Experience in overseeing multiple workstreams within the program.
  • Management of stakeholders across IT, business, and operations functions, as well as third-party suppliers.
  • Acting as the Test Champion to promote test awareness throughout the program and among stakeholders.
  • Progression of the Test Strategy aligned with industry-standard test frameworks and methodologies.
  • Development and ownership of the Test Plan, contributing to the overall Integrated Program Plan.
  • Analysis and documentation of Test Requirements through collaboration with program leads and stakeholders.
  • Creation of Test Reports and Metrics to facilitate delivery progress tracking and reporting.
  • Management of the full Test Life Cycle, including planning, preparation, specification, execution, closure, and sign-off, within a defined Test Framework.
  • Contribution to project financial planning and management by incorporating test-related costs into the program budget.
  • Collaboration with third parties for oversight of Penetration Testing phases.
  • Identification and management of test-related actions, risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies.
  • Utilization of Test Management tools (manual and automated) in alignment with industry standards.
  • Engagement and negotiation with vendors to ensure adequate testing resources are available throughout the program.
  • Regular communication and coordination with team members to ensure tasks and deliverables are progressing on schedule.

Qualifications / Essential Skills & Attributes
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Business, or related field.
  • Over 15 years of experience in testing, with at least 5 years in a Program Test Manager role.
  • Familiarity with Dell and IBM backup & recovery technologies or similar products.
  • Experience with Mainframe Safeguarded Copy and/or Sync point technologies.
  • Proven track record of managing testing for multi-year complex programs and adhering to deadlines.
  • Experience managing testing in a regulatory environment within the Financial Services sector, particularly in the area of backup and recovery.
  • Proficiency in stakeholder management within a distributed work environment.
  • Expertise in infrastructure testing, covering both hardware and software applications.
  • Creation of Program Test Strategy and Test Plan documentation, including adherence to a Test Framework or alignment with central test function policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Collaboration with third-party vendors to plan, coordinate, and execute testing activities.
  • Prior experience in testing backup and recovery runbooks is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in using Jira for defect management and Confluence for requirements management.
  • Implementation of Test Automation, with experience in Ansible being a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders to achieve project goals.
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills, capable of providing clear metrics and reporting on test progress and defect status.
  • Ability to identify and address blocking issues, as well as escalate them to the appropriate level when necessary.
  • Proficient in reporting and tracking Test-related RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies).
  • Proactive, self-motivated individual with a positive attitude and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead, develop, and maintain respectful and trusting relationships with team members.
  • Possession of ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification and/or Project Management Certification, or equivalent, is advantageous.

Why CubeMatch?
  • Being part of a team that values integrity and ethical conduct above all else.
  • Collaborating with colleagues who are passionate about driving innovation and positive change.
  • Joining an inclusive and diverse workplace where your contributions are recognized and appreciated.
  • Accessing professional development opportunities to grow and advance in your career.

Our Values

Relationships & Reputation: We engage with our employees, associates, and clients to build strong, trusted, long-lasting relationships that deliver value.

Expertise: We invest in our employees & associates through learning & development, communication, and engagement to allow us to have the best talents to match our clients’ needs.

Always evolving: We create a working environment of respect, a culture of listening and learning; while always evolving to ensure we align with the industry's latest needs.
We deliver: We have over two decades of experience where we consistently deliver quantifiable results & sustainable process improvements. 

If you are inspired by our values and believe that you can contribute to our culture of integrity, innovation, collaboration, and growth, we encourage you to apply. Join us at CubeMatch and help us build a workplace where values matter.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At CubeMatch, our drive comes from finding joy in both work and life, drawing inspiration from the diverse perspectives of our team members. We believe in harnessing the power of these differences to drive positive change for our clients and communities, creating a ripple effect of impact.

Every individual is an integral part of our narrative, and we aim to build a workforce that mirrors the diversity of the world around us. We deeply value all the unique qualities that define you, both seen and unseen.

We seek out exceptional talent and provide unwavering support to help our teams learn, grow, and celebrate achievements together. At the heart of our organization lies the belief that unity strengthens us, and diverse viewpoints enrich our approach, enabling us to drive meaningful change.

We acknowledge and appreciate the skills stemming from your life experiences and learning journeys. Whether you're at the beginning of your career, returning to the workforce, exploring new directions, or embracing a fulfilling journey beyond retirement, we recognize the value each path brings, with its own array of working methods.

Above all, we encourage you to embrace your authentic self and prioritize a healthy work-life balance, knowing that true success is fueled by a sense of fulfilment in all aspects of life.

As an equal opportunity employer, all employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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