Test Manager


De opdrachtgever is opgericht in 1997 als divisie van de BMW Group. Met het hoofdkantoor in München wordt de organisatie in meer dan 30 landen wereldwijd vertegenwoordigd als toonaangevende leasemaatschappij en mobiliteitsprovider.

Functie eisen

  • Proven experience in managing testing over multiple teams, delivering software to a complex, integrated environment, using Continuous delivery processes. 
  • Experience with test automation and it’s pitfalls 
  • Experience with Agile approach, working with Confluence and JIRA and preferably with X-Ray.
  • Experience with Integrating an Agile approach with programs that follow a more traditional approach
  • Familiar with Context-driven & Exploratory Testing and testing in a Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Capable of working and thinking at different abstraction levels with business analysts, architects, test managers and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Preferably certified ISEB/ISTQB Advanced Test manager.
  • Proficient in business English, both in writing and speaking. German is an advantage.
  • Very accurate and quality minded (finisher). Cooperative and articulated. Able to coach his peers.

Achtergrond opdracht

Our client is a leading provider of business mobility solutions. A significant part of the IT department is located in Breda from where IT Services are developed and provided for the European markets. High customer satisfaction, agile delivery and robust IT solutions are very relevant for the business. In this role you will be working in an international team of highly qualified staff.

Our client is in the process of replacing its core applications with a Service Oriented Architecture using an Agile way of working and a DevOps approach. This new IT architecture is based on IT artifacts such as business processes and workflow, business rules, micro services, CDaaS and plain Java code.  Integrated with best breed standard solutions like for example Salesforce or SAP.

As a Test Manager you will help us to build and deliver the necessary IT solutions. In this role you will be responsible for defining and maintaining our test strategy. And ensure the test executions are following the strategy. Ensuring that for all changes the applicable testing phases are planned, executed & reported on.

You will work with the testers in each Feature Team to achieve our testing goals and guide them, as a Test Community, in completing improvement initiatives to drive testing further within the program.


More specifically, you will

  • Create/update the OASIS Test strategy to ensure best practices are being used, while being compliant to the respective regulations
  • Coordinate translation of overall test strategy to an actional automation implementation with the Test Lead
  • Align/plan the required test activities/phases with the respective targeted market(s) and interface partners. This includes interface partners with both short release cycles as well as longer release cycles
  • Differentiate test planning & execution based on the type of delivery;
    • Bi-weekly releases containing several user stories
    • Larger new chunks, combined in SAGA’s 
    • Complete new systems being integrated into the landscape
    • (data) Migrations
  • Guard timely test executions and report on the results
  • Identify possible improvements and prioritize the improvements needed to resolve them
  • Manage dependencies to your testing activities, like test environments and test data required to test
  • Coordinate with teams outside the project on joined testing efforts, or on externally executed tests like a PEN test
  • Preside over the Test Community and prioritize the communities backlog of test improvement items.
  • Prioritize test improvements with program management

Opdracht informatie


Please send us your recent CV (word) + a cover letter for this role (both in English) together with your availability/planned vacations and all-in hourly rate VAT (BTW) excluded.

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