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Functional Testing Lead (2 years contract)

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Date: 18-Apr-2017

Location: Hong Kong 

Reports To: Project Manager (Crew Management)

Department: Information Technology

The Crew Management Programme addresses the end-to-end processes and technologies supporting crew management from pre-rostering, rostering, day of operations and post operations.

As the Functional Testing Lead, you will contribute to the success of the Crew Management Programme by manage the quality outcome of application and infrastructure development; eneure the deliverables meet the business’ requirements with no serious defects.


  • Develop test plans to detail the goals and procedures for specific projects.  These plans include what will be tested during the project, including deliverables, roles, responsibilities, assumptions and caveats.
  • Monitor and control tests being performed on all projects under the responsible business domain; producing test reports of progress against time and quality, defects severity, distribution and priority rating, impact assessments, trends over the project etc. 
  • Devise options for achieving targets when progress is not as intended
  • Determine the appropriate test design technique, test type and test coverage selection for projects according to the context
  • Define testing criteria that describes pass/fail criteria.  This includes standards for stakeholder acceptance encompassing defect severity levels, as well as business requirements and the tests needed to certify those requirements.
  • Prioritize test cases according to the business priority & risks
  • Contribute to the development of the Enterprise Testing Practice in CX
  • Plan and manage the selection and implementation of Test Management tools 
  • Lead the development of an appropriate Testing Environment to support all the tests required 
  • Provide expertise on Software Quality Assurance to the application development, support and maintenance teams.
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in enabling technologies (e.g. SOA) and understand the implication to software testing methods 
  • Keep abreast of the corresponding business domain’s strategy, business plan and latest industrial trends.
  • Lead and develop a skilled, motivated and cohesive team by providing effective direction, coaching and motivation 


  • A minimum of 8 years of IT experience with at least 6 years in multiple business units under the corresponding business domain
  • Tertiary qualifications are essential
  • Proven experience in managing a team of technology professionals
  • Ability to listen and articulate ideas verbally and in written formats to a broad range of audiences; ability to ask probing questions and deliver presentations that have impact
  • Strong interpersonal skills; promoting healthy relationships and team dynamics
  • Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, leveraging both logic and creativity; strong troubleshooting skills; ability to identify patterns and generate ideas
  • Focus on the end user’s or customer’s needs; ability to set expectations and understand end user behaviour
  • Solid experience in business analysis, software development and project management 
  • Good understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using different testing  technique, like static, specification-based, structured-based, experience-based techniques
  • Good understanding of the potential benefits and problems of applying different test types, e.g. reliability test, usability test, stress test etc.
  • Good understanding of technology concepts, trends and capabilities
  • Good business domain and industry knowledge 

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