Business Test Lead (Temporary)

April 29, 2024

Business Test Lead (Temporary)

ReferenceC D000611

  • Contractor/ Via Agency
  • AU-NSW-Sydney
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Position Purpose

The Business Change Management (BCM) team is charged with controlling, managing and delivering a range of Programs, Projects and Change Initiatives for the CIB Securities Services business across Australia and New Zealand. 

The team have a requirement for an experienced business test lead to execute testing with our business on critical projects, reporting to the Project Manager.  

The Business Test Lead is responsible for:

  • Creation and maintenance of the overall test strategy
  • Creation and maintenance of overall test plan and run sheet
  • Create and maintain test objectives matrix for user acceptance testing and joint user acceptance testing
  • Responsible for the test environment set ups including data cuts, refreshes and code deployment
  • Co ordination of user acceptance testing activities including test execution activities with business users and defect re testing
  • Co ordination and trouble shooting root causes and impacts of defects including regression testing
  • Regular status reporting on testing progress including defect reporting from JIRA/TFS
  • Ensure that all BNPP deliverables are on schedule to the agreed plan
  • Managing the project risk assessments for testing
  • Management of the vendor engagement to ensure all deliverables are in line with the testing timeline
  • Management of the client engagement for all joint testing activities
  • Management of BNPP business stakeholder engagement to ensure all sign offs are achieved where required
  • Creation of test summary reports and test completion reports
  • Conducting the post implementation review with test teams and reporting to the business test manager


– Controlling – keep projects on track by:

  • Measuring: checking test progress toward meeting its objectives
  • Evaluating: determining the cause of deviations from the plan
  • Correcting: Taking corrective actions to address deviations by managing risks and issues
  • Achieving the above by defining baselines, tracking test progress, and test status reporting, determining, and taking corrective actions

– Stakeholder Management:

  • Working with project managers, Business analysts, Operational teams and subject matter experts 
  • Working with IT locally & globally
  • Business partnering with senior stakeholders internally and externally (clients, vendors, regulators) 

Technical and Behavioral Competencies required
  • Planning & Execution: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.  Effectively manages own time and resources to meet deadlines and quality standards
  • Team development: Optimises performance through working together.  Understands how different individuals bring different skills and approaches.  Works together to achieve collective goals
  • Accountability: Committed to achieving the organisation’s objectives.  Demonstrates perseverance and is accountable for own actions
  • Attention to detail: Ensures accuracy and implements processes to ensure quality of output.  Ensures high personal standards in all areas of work
  • Client Focus: Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent, and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market
  • Collaborative approach: Supports and shows respect for others.  Puts people first, and works effectively with individuals, teams, and client
  • Impact & influence: Creates a positive and professional impact on others.  Uses effective strategies to win others over.  Exhibits persuasive representation of team and business objectives
  • Risk awareness: Adheres to the organisation’s processes and procedures.  Demonstrates a good understanding of compliance issues and implements work practices that minimise operational and reputational risk
  • Technical competency:  Understanding of SQL / ability to write queries for troubleshooting purposes•
Experience and Qualifications required
  • 5 yrs + Experience in leading/managing a team
  • 10 yrs + Experience in Testing
  • Experience working with an offshore team
  • Experience in Customer (internal/external) facing roles
  • Knowledge of custodian and/or funds management administration
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and environments
  • Experience with financial institutions
  • Tertiary qualification in IT


As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

•    BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community
•    BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization
•    Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness
•    BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

More information 
BNP Paribas – Diversity & Inclusion Journey
BNP Paribas – The Bank Of Green Changes

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BNPP has won Top employer Europe award in a 10th consecutive year