MSDP Test Manager

Job Title: MSDP Test Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Riyadh
Salary: SAR 0 - 16k per month
Start Date: 2018-02-19 00:00:00
Reference: JN -112018-44952
Contact Name: Andrew Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 06, 2018 05:55

Job Description

MSDP Test Manager Manager required for a 12 month extendable contract based in Riyadh, KSA.  Start date - ASAP.


Our client, one of the world’s leading providers of Information and Communication Technology to service providers is looking to add an engineer with the following skillset to their team.  


All benefits as per KSA law will be provided. Iqama, annual flight allowance, medical insurance, 1 month paid vacation and gratuity payment.

Monthly salary of SAR 30,000


The successful candidate will have the follow skillset:

Knowledge of Ericsson MSDP is a must. 


Strategic Level 

  • Set up a testing function with test processes, methods and tools 
  • Assess the testing function maturity and create a plan for maturity improvement 
  • Evaluate the skill sets and plan reskilling or augmenting team 
  • Establish clear stakeholder management and communication mechanism 
  • Define / refine testing SLAs and KPIs that meets project ambitions 
  • Establish project dashboards showing the status of testing to all relevant stakeholders 
  • Assess test environment needs and prepare the requirement test environment including test data 
  • Implementation the test methodology and strategy to cater to various functional and non functional testing needs 
  • Continuous monitoring & reporting of the test phase 
  • Process improvements recommendation aiming to ensure higher quality in the tested code and earlier defect identification 


Operational Level 

  • Review of the test plan and effort estimation for the new demands and provide recommendations whenever needed 
  • Review of the testing functional scope to ensure consistency with requirements and design deliverables 
  • Regular check of the adherence to the UAT Test Strategy already adopted by customer and implement corrective actions when needed 
  • Responsibility on the progress of test case design and test case execution as well as on the satisfaction of all the configuration pre-requirements at environment level 
  • Identification, tracking, resolution, and escalation in case of issues that impact test case design and test execution 
  • Regular interactions with customer and Vendor counterparts during the whole duration of the testing phase 
  • Definition, implementation, and execution during all testing phases of a proper defect triage process, to be formally signed off by customer 
  • Responsibility for obtaining signoff of UAT design and test closure 
  • Interaction with customer to assess the presence of any interdependency with the other projects / demands and mitigate such risks 
  • Definition of the High Level Design and Delivery Plan for Test Automation 


The Test Manager will work in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders will be responsible in the following activities: 

  • Responsibility for overseeing System Integration Testing 
  • Responsibility for overseeing SIT exit and UAT entry criteria 
  • Responsibility for documenting UAT Plan and Test Cases 
  • Responsibility for test data preparation 
  • Responsibility for loading test cases in test management tool and maintaining traceability 


High Level Deliverables: 

  • Test Strategy and Approach 
  • Resource Planning 
  • Test Planning 
  • Test Report 
  • Defect Dashboard

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