Cazenove Capital is part of the Schroders group and provides a complete wealth management service by delivering tailored portfolio management and wealth planning, together with banking and treasury services.
Private individuals, family offices, trusts, businesses and pension plans all rely on us to provide them with bespoke, discretionary and advisory investment services. We are a leading charity fund manager in the UK.
We employ over 700 talented people worldwide operating from 16 offices in 9 different countries across Europe and Asia with over £41billion of assets under management.
Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to in vesting, building client relationships and growing our business.
Schroders Global Technology (GT) function is organised into a number of teams, distributed across Schroders’ global offices, with technology hubs in London, Zurich, Luxembourg, Singapore and New York.
The software engineering and technology change function is split between 5 domains: Investment, Portfolio Operations and Data; Distribution and Product; Corporate; Wealth and; Digital. In addition there are teams which operate as shared services to provide Technology Infrastructure, Production Services (production support, release and access control), Quality Assurance, Information Security and Business Management (change management, assurance and reporting).
Our application estate is comprised mainly of commercially available off the shelf software packages best suited to Schroders’ operational needs, complimented by a number of internally developed proprietary systems to support the specific needs of the clients and products that our colleagues support.
The Global Technology vision is to ensure a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds, that focuses on value delivered to our external and internal customers. With a culture of excellence through collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement, Global Technology will enable Schroders to deliver the best outcomes for clients and shareholders.
In order to ensure that the emergent technology needs of our clients, regulators and internal stakeholders are able to be met quickly and effectively Schroders is undertaking the Leading Enterprise Agile Programme (LEAP) within Global Technology. In order to ensure this is achieved without compromising the stability and security of the platform, Schroders Global Technology is implementing a bespoke agile operating model, based on the SAFe methodology, which ensures that technology support and infrastructure is unaffected and the requisite governance and control is in place.
Overview of role
The Global Quality Assurance (QA) Practice (the Practice) looks to drive a shift left approach, to ensure that QA persists throughout the life of a change. Through process, MI & Tools the Practice aligns, measures & improves processes that underpin a QA Governance & Framework that is repeated across Schroders.
The QA Coach\Manager is responsible for the Governance & QA oversight across the Agile delivery teams with their allocated domain. The QA Coach needs to understand the needs of the Agile teams, ensure the QA Practice evolves to support the Agile teams. The QA Coach is the point of contact for Agile teams for Test activities, Environments, Coaching and Automation. They must coordinate activities across ART’s and/or Domains to ensure quality and testing are executed to the required levels as the change dictates.
The overall goal of the QA Coaching team is to provide a robust, repeatable QA Framework, from left to right, that enables speed of delivery, supports innovation and creates a best practice framework for Agile teams to utilise.
Areas of Responsibility
Proven ability to successfully manage external partners/vendors at a Senior Level
Quality Assurance Frameworks
Automation across the SDLC
IT Operating Models
Agile, DevOps & SAFe methodologies/certification
HP ALM, UFT, AGM & Test Data Maker
Microsoft TFS, MTM & VSTSRead Full Description