Head of Testing, Programmes & On Demand
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Would you like to be Head of Testing for the BBC Future Media department that delivers our iPlayer and Radio & Music products?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced team who work at the cutting edge of delivery ground-breaking BBC services on new devices and platforms.
The Programmes and On Demand (POD) department sits within the Future Media (FM) division and leads the delivery of the BBC’s services for Television and Radio programmes across four screens - Desktop, Tablet, Mobile and Interactive TV platforms. We aim to generate new and exciting innovation and design, bringing BBC to the forefront of technology greatness.
Though our products already rank among the most popular in the UK, we see a great deal of creativity and growth in the future. In partnership with the BBCs website products, we will transform the way media is consumed online and create experiences that weren’t possible in a traditional broadcast environment.
As the Head of Testing you will be a member of the POD Senior Leadership Team and you will be responsible for all product testing and validation for PODs portfolio of products and services. This includes end-to-end product testing for BBC iPlayer and Radio & Music products, from the customer experience across four screens to metadata and media services. It also includes driving the quality of shared components that serve all of BBC Online, including media playback and social tools. The team will consist of roughly 50 team members.
You will ultimately be responsible for building a world-class Test discipline formed of excellent team members, effective test processes, solid test tools, and well-managed test environments. You will have a strong bias for data and for automation testing, resisting the urge to compromise long-term efficiency for short-term benefit.
You will work closely with leaders across disciplines to enhance ways of working in a way that delivers predictable quality. You will also see BBC Online as a series of products sitting atop a single service, and share best practices across the division as a whole.
You will be the primary contact for an outsource testing relationship with a 3rd party test organisation, ensuring effective working practices that blend internal and external teams while ensuring that vendors work effectively and efficiently with the BBC and maximise the testing practice across the product portfolio.
You will have a proven track record for managing teams big and small, for building strong foundations for repeatable and highly successful delivery of end-to-end software systems, and for boldly achieving big ambitions while learning from mistakes. You will be motivated by a passion for the audience and for great products, and use that passion to work through “no’s and turn them into “yes’s”.
Is this the new exciting challenge you’ve been waiting for? For more information please visit our careers site.
Closing date: 13 August 2012.
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