Test Lead (Hybrid)

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Dublin 1
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We embarked a seven year global Business Transformation program enabled by SAP S/4HANA in January 2021. This is a greenfield implementation for Sandvik, a large Swedish multinational group. Ireland was chosen as the central hub location for this business digitalisation initiative which we call the “Seamless Flow Program”. A second phase of the Program is now starting, with ambition to extend the template to our Sales Units

We are looking for exceptional people to join our diverse and multi-cultural team. This is a fantastic opportunity to create the digital future for our organisation using the very latest SAP technologies, creating sustainable business benefits and supporting the execution of Divisional strategies.

As we are creating a new internal SAP competency, this presents a great opportunity for learning and career development in this full-time position.

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group with a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. The Sandvik Group has been in operation since 1862 and today employs some 44,000 people, working in approximately 160 countries. Our diverse solutions delivered by our highly qualified and proficient employees enhance our customers’ productivity, safety and their profitability.

We are now recruiting for a Test Lead (Hybrid) - for a permanent role in our Dublin Office.


The Test Lead has overall responsibility for the full scope of all testing activities related to the programme. The role will be expected to implement best practice testing methodologies and technology solutions to establish a high quality, professional standard for all testing to be undertaken by the programme.

The role is responsible for the full test scope including function testing, integration testing, stress and performance testing, regression testing and user acceptance testing

The role is responsible for shaping and managing all test activities including strategy, planning, preparation, execution, quality assessment, defect management and issue resolution.


  • Introduce and implement best practice testing methodologies and technology solutions

  • Define and develop the overall test strategy for the programme

  • Assess the availability and suitability of test systems across the IT landscape

  • Develop the overall test plan for the programme

  • Manage all activities involved in the end to end testing process, including preparation, execution, quality assessment and issue resolution

  • Build and manage internal / external testing teams (sourced from 3rd party systems integrator)

  • Collaborate with the functional, data migration and business teams ensuring that they execute their testing to a high standard in accordance with best practices

  • Monitor and manage testing progress, working with the programme team to mitigate and manage risks through timely execution

  • Manage the process for defect recording, assessment, reporting, re-testing and closure

  • Review 3rd party system integrator’s testing activities and test deliverables

  • Enhance testing processes and governance over time, leveraging industry best practices

  • Identify, manage and deliver the automation of testing activities where possible

  • Develop metrics, KPI’s and reports to facilitate the management of and reporting on test execution throughout all phases of the programme

  • Other ad hoc duties as requested by management


  • Minimum 5+ years of SAP Test Management experience

  • Demonstrable experience of managing test functions on complex SAP programmes for large organisations

  • Deep understanding of all test cycles such as unit testing, system integration testing, user acceptance testing, stress/performance testing, regression testing

Education, Licenses & Certificates

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT related discipline

  • Preferably Test Management qualifications, e.g. ISTQB / ISEB, TMAP, CEPTA, etc.

What we offer:

22 days annual leave

4 Company Days

Defined Contribution Pension

VHI Health Insurance

Life & Disability Insurance

Health & Wellbeing Initiatives – gym membership, wellbeing seminars, bike to work scheme

Flexible start & Finish times

Hybrid working

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability

Sandvik has a developed belief in conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner, both for our employees and the environment; wherever in the world we operate.

Our high ethical standards determine our policy of putting Safety at a premium, acknowledging and respecting the communities and giving due consideration to the environment in the areas we operate.

These core values, to prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees, are the foundation of how we work today. We also recognise the importance on inter-personal relationships and how those based on honesty, respect and trust, enhance our working lives and help each other’s growth and career development.

Equality of opportunity is fully supported and endorsed as an employer by Sandvik, while also welcoming the additional strength that diversity brings, by providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

Location: Dublin, Ireland, with exceptions for EMEA based on internal resources with required skillsets(Current office address - Dockline, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1)

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunnelling and quarrying. In 2021, sales were approximately 41 billion SEK with about 15,500 employees within continuing operations.

A glimpse of our culture

At Sandvik, we’re tech driven, innovative and entrepreneurial! For us, success is a team effort - we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people can be themselves and reach their full potential. So, we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our differences. We also give you the freedom to find that perfect mix between work, family life and interests. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

How to apply? Interested in the challenge? Please apply directly at https://www.home.sandvik/career

Prior to this recruitment, we have already decided which advertising channels and marketing campaigns we wish to utilise, and we respectfully decline any contact from marketing or recruitment agencies regarding additional channels or campaigns.

The closing date for applications is 29th July 2022

Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid permit to work in the EU

Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: R0043494

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