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Manager, Test Data Management (RDBMS applications)

236219BR
Technology Solutions
Toronto, ON
July 29, 2019

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Department Overview

Building a World-Class, Diverse and Inclusive Technology Team at TD
We can’t afford to be boring. Neither can you. The scale and scope of what TD does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. TD’s technology and business teams become more intertwined as new opportunities present themselves. This new era in banking does not equal boring. Not at TD, anyway.

Department Overview
TD Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) covers a specialized area dedicated to high-quality application and solution delivery. Similar to industry trends, TD’s definition of this area of discipline (as well as skill and knowledge requirements) has changed over time. One thing hasn’t changed – experts in this area remain highly-marketable across businesses.

We are on a journey for Enterprise Operational Excellence focusing on innovation and changing the way we deliver projects at TD by reducing costs, time to market & risk and increasing predictability of outcome. Within the Enterprise Operational Excellence, modernizing our testing practices is a big focus and Test Data Management (TDM) is one of the key initiatives that will influence how TD delivers and conducts testing in the future.

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager – Test Data Management (TDM) who will be responsible for defining our strategic roadmap for TDM and supporting the execution of Enterprise TDM strategy for the Bank with focus on RDBMS applications. This role will be responsible for the following:

  • Bring in thought leadership in Test Data Management and help devise a strategy for implementation of Test Data Management capabilities across the enterprise.
  • Work with Business owner to design product and capabilities roadmap for test data management
  • Support TDM implementation and rollout of capabilities across segments in alignment with rollout plan
  • Ensure alignment with senior leadership across the bank on the Test Data Management strategy and plan
  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to teams while partnering with stakeholders across multiple segments
  • Support design and execution of implementation program of TDM transformation working collaboratively with cross-departmental stakeholders
  • Collaborate with technology, business, infrastructure and testing partners across the bank to deliver on roadmap
  • Define Test data model
  • Outline the mechanism to create, drive, manage and maintain the TDM processes
  • Support Segment TDM Engineers with overall TDM solution design
  • Define, analyze and act upon TDM metrics and enact change & continuous improvement to increase the efficiency in TDM processes
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert and resolve application knowledge challenges
  • Respond to inquiries and escalate concerns from segments
  • Provide advice and guidance to business partners and project team as required regarding best practices in TDM
  • Documentation of artifacts (requirements, design documents, training, test plans and test cases, test summary, reports, etc.)
  • Support preparation of artifacts describing the integration of test data management tools and other testing work stream tools with DevOps
  • Working in conjunction with technology segments, Enterprise Architecture and other control partners to update and obtain concurrence on solution
  • Build consensus, facilitate collaboration and decision-making within the Enterprise and across technology segments
  • Lead iterative development around the maturing the TDM solution
  • Ensure effective planning and support coordination with partners (e.g. business, CIO group, Infrastructure).
  • Manage intake/demand/schedule, perform risk assessments, communicate/negotiate timelines, budget, staffing, scope, milestones.
  • Accountable for team’s adherence to processes, timely issue notification, escalated risks and issue reviews, contingency plan development, risk resolution, facilitates overall escalation process.
  • Implement and ensure team adherence to quality, operational, and service management processes.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree or Technical Certificate.
  • Graduate Degree preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience across various aspects of Technology Delivery
  • 5+ years of TDM experience at a project or organizational level
  • 3-5 years of experience in Database technologies is a must have with experience on RDBMS systems such as Oracle, MS SQL Server & DB2
  • Past experience in Mainframe Development is nice to have with working experience in COBOL, JCL, CICS, VSAM, IMS, DB2, FILEAID, SPUFI, TSO/ISPF, IDMS & ADSO etc.
  • Adept in designing and managing Test Data Management (TDM) solutions using tools such as IBM Optim, CA TDM, Delphix etc.
  • Proven knowledge & hands on experience with TDM capabilities such as masking, sub setting, synthetic data generation and Gold Copy
  • Have hands on expertise in SQL queries, data modelling and data flow knowledge
  • Knowledge of and exposure to APIs, web services
  • Working experience with UNIX and Windows Server systems
  • Strong knowledge of application testing phases and practices to align test data strategy
  • Knowledge and understanding of Waterfall and Agile/Scrum procedures, processes, and practices
  • Experience interfacing with middle and senior level management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong decision-making and leadership abilities
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Understanding of complexity of working in a large enterprise in relation to infrastructure, application and data
  • Excellent understanding of development and testing practices
  • Leadership in growing team expertise to align with demand and TD’s business and technology direction; assess team capabilities, identify ways to provide and enhance value delivered.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and IT processes appropriate to the quality delivery development and stewardship.
  • Previous TD experience is a plus

Additional Information

Join in on what others in TD Technology Solutions are doing:

  • Inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business.
  • Learn voraciously, stretch your thinking,

Hours

37.5

Inclusiveness

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.