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Test Manager


Madrid Operations and Functional Development Service, Madrid Operations Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector

Grade: P3

Contract Duration: 1 year

Duty Station: CH-Geneva

Publication Date: 27-Nov-2019

Application Deadline: 11-Dec-2019, 10:59:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE: please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

1. Organizational Context

  • Organizational Setting

    The post is located in the Madrid Operations and Functional Development Service, Madrid Operations Division. The Division utilizes the portfolio of business applications supporting the Madrid System.

  • Purpose Statement

    Madrid Operations Division (OPD) is embarking on a large IT transformation, involving projects such as IT infrastructure migrations and architecture review, namely the new Madrid Platform project (NMPP) and the development of new services on the current IT system (MIRIS). The role of the incumbent is to coordinate the planning, resourcing, execution and reporting of test activities required for the acceptance of the delivery from current development and future development under NMPP, following best practices and procedures.

  • Reporting Lines

    The incumbent works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Madrid Operations Division / Head of the Madrid Operations and Functional Development Service.

  • Work Relations

    The incumbent works closely with internal and external stakeholders, in particular, with existing test and quality assurance resources and with the development and maintenance teams of the operational systems that are the subject of this development and modernization project.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Participate in the creation and updates to the test and quality strategies, plans, and related project work products.
  • Define and implement User Acceptance test (UAT) processes and procedures as per standards defined by the Organization.
  • Conduct test estimation with a view to planning and provisioning the necessary additional test team resources.
  • Ensure that test environments are provisioned and fit for purpose.
  • Develop strategy for test automation.
  • Prepare and review project test artifacts: strategies, plans, scripts, test data and test reports.
  • Act as the point of contact between development teams, business analysts and testers.
  • Manage functional, non-functional, regression and non-regression testing for the project.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

3. Requirements

Education (Essential)

First-level university degree in computer science, information technology or other relevant field.

Education (Desirable)

Certification in Project Management, e.g. PRINCE2 or Agile.

Certification in testing, such as ISTQB.

Experience (Essential)

At least six years of relevant professional experience as a Test Manager. An advanced university degree in a relevant discipline may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.

Experience in designing and implementing test automation strategies.

Experience with various test-sourcing models: onsite/offshore/TaaS, etc.

Experience with test management tools such as qTest.

Experience working on mid-large scale software transformation projects, preferably on SOA-based applications.

Experience (Desirable)

Experience with ORACLE Database products, Java, XML, etc.

Experience testing WebServices/APIs/Microservices, etc.

Experience in working with project frameworks (e.g. Prince 2, Agile).

Experience with performance testing, automation tools, frameworks and scripting languages.

Language (Essential)

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

Language (Desirable)

Knowledge of other Madrid languages (French, Spanish) or of major users of the Madrid System.

Job Related Competencies (Essential)

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent knowledge of quality management principles applied to software engineering.

Excellent knowledge of software testing techniques.

Good knowledge of a formal project management methodology.

Good knowledge of Systems development life cycle (SDLC).

4. Organizational Competencies

  • Communicating effectively.
  • Showing team spirit.
  • Demonstrating integrity.
  • Valuing diversity.
  • Producing results.
  • Showing service orientation.
  • Seeing the big picture.
  • Seeking change and innovation.
  • Developing yourself and others.

5. Information

Annual salary :

Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment. Please note that this estimate is for information only. The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change (increase or decrease) without notice. The figures quoted below are based on the November 2019 rate of 76.7%.


Annual salary: $60’233

Post adjustment: $46’199

Total Salary: $106’432

Currency USD

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.

Additional Information

Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.

Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.

The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.

By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.

In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/ . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.

Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.

Additional background checks may be required.

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