About the World Bank Group:
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, the WBG works with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.
ITS Vice Presidency Context:
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.
Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.
ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.
Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.
Extended Term Consultant, Business Solutions will join the ITSBG department from 12/01/2021, for 1 year extensible based on performance and business needs.
The incumbent will lead Chennai testing practice whose primary goal will be Automation testing across different applications/requirements. This role requires a seasoned professional with a versatile QA skill-set capable of coordinating components of a large-scale and complex project and adeptly interfacing with multiple stakeholders in a matrix organizational structure; while ensuring delivery is within scope, schedule and budget.
As a unit within the Finance ITS (ITSFI), ITSBG provides distinct and complex financial solutions support to the operation of the World Bank Group Finance& Accounting, Development Finance, Treasury, and Global Climate Change Vice presidencies.
•Lead a Chennai QA testing practice that will grow to 10+ QA testers and QA automation engineers.
•Build-up the testing practice by assisting in recruiting and identifying suitable candidates to join the team.
•Works in conjunction with US and India based colleagues to provide testing services around the globe.
•The incumbent will be expected to lead by example and be technically involved in all aspects of QA. This position is not just a QA coordination lead.
•Continuously research and implement adequate technologies, processes, and best practices as it relates to testing and test automation.
•Provide expertise in both manual and automated testing and recommend appropriate methodology.
•Ensure quality, coding standards and security of solutions provided by the team.
•Play a key role in leading, managing, and delivering on project objectives.
•Ensure project delivery is on-time, within scope, and within budget.
•Manage relationships with clients and all stakeholders, and conduct project status reporting and communications.
•Assist in the definition of project and sub-project stream scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring business and technical feasibility.
•Prepare, manage, and report on the project based on budget, scope of work, resource, requirements, risk, schedule and performance.
•Report and escalate issues and risks to management, as required.
•Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for successful project execution, as required.
•Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
•Utilize industry project management best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project lifecycle.
•B.Tech / B.E with minimum of 10+years of experience in test automation.
•Experience in leading a team of at least 5 members.
•Preferred any certification in testing.
•Strong familiarity with project management tools, methodologies, and best practices.
•Knowledge on automation framework and experienced in data-driven and keyword-driven approaches.
•Strong working experience with Java based automation testing tools like Selenium or similar.
•Experience with BDD, Behavior Driven Development (Cucumber, Gherkin)
•Experience with programming languages (.NET, Python, Java)
•Working knowledge of methodologies and testing techniques while creating scenarios for automation.
•Working knowledge of primary standards and peculiarities of backend and web applications testing.
•Experience in automation of API and RESTful services.
•Experience in using test management/tracking tools (Azure DevOps, Jira etc..)
•Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
•Ability to function independently with limited direction and guidance.
•Strong commitment to quality and out of the box mindset.
•Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, high motivation, responsibility, self-organization, and willingness to work in a dynamic atmosphere.
•Strong collaboration and group facilitation skills.
•Make Smart Decisions – Leverages available data and makes timely decisions.
•Flexibility to work in close co-ordination with on-site and offshore teams, as well as support end-users across the globe.
•Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, internationally diverse work environment are essential.
•Ability to mentor junior/senior team members and colleagues.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.