UBS Financial Services Defect Manager in London, United Kingdom

Your role:

We require a motivated and committed individual to act as overall defect manager for the Murex program. This individual will manage the books of defects across all workstreams within the Murex program. The successful individual will not just be a 'clipboard person'; they will be able to quickly understand the context and nature of the defects they are managing, and thus be able to add significant value in the daily calls, by being able to effectively and constructively challenge the teams as to timelines, next actions, and where necessary suggest more effective alternative approaches.

You will be expected to:

• Hold daily calls with all analysis and development teams, including vendor teams, to manage priorities across the program and drive delivery for the prioritised items

• Ensure that the necessary information for triage is present in reported defects

• Work directly with the stream leads to ensure that their priorities are accurately reflected

• Work with all dev teams to understand the challenges they are facing and help unblock where possible

• Provide clear and crisp regular status updates to all test leads, feature team leads and program management

• Manage the hygiene of the defect data in QC and/or JIRA as required. Including but not limited to:

o Status of all defects is correct

o Target fix dates, retest dates are correct

o Root cause is correct (so distinguish between genuine defect requiring code fix, and problem due to environment error or static data problem)

• Ensure that the status reporting of all test phases includes accurate status on outstanding defects, and challenge IT PMs where necessary to ensure their plans realistically reflect the necessity of closing all critical and high outstanding defects prior to release

• Deliver continuous improvement of the defect management process over time, making it more efficient

• Be credible and able to hold their own in technical and functional conversations with senior analysts and developers.

• Remain calm and professional under pressure

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You’ll be working in the Murex Team in London which is migrating UBS's rates, credit and FX businesses onto Murex from the various legacy systems on which they currently run. Our role is to evolve the Murex platform to meet the immediate and future needs of the UBS FRC business. We are a talented, mature and supportive global team, based in Switzerland, UK, US and APAC with a mixed UBS/vendor outsource model. The team is a complete functional delivery team consisting of developers, business analysts, testers; SMEs, project managers, IT architects and QA.

Your expertise:

You will have

• Experience in a similar role in IT in the capital markets industry, ideally with front office trading platforms

• Be able to evidence flexibility, technical knowhow and a willingness to learn quickly

• Be able to 'herd the cats', effectively chairing large calls with a broad and knowledgeable population, and cutting through obfuscation and arguments effectively.

• Have a good technical background

• Solid experience with the standard toolkits (QC, JIRA etc.) and techniques (burnups etc.)

• Familiarity with continuous integration and other standard SDLC approaches

• Familiarity with approaches for defect management within an Agile SDLC

• Experience with the use of automation (management tools and tests) to streamline the defect management process

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Join us:

We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people., Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

Job Reference #: 186658BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: Defect Manager

City: London

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: United Kingdom

Function Category: Information Technology (IT)