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IT Test Lead

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Brunswick Marine in EMEA , with EMEA headquarter in Petit-rechain, Belgium, is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest-established businesses. Brunswick has drawn upon decades of experience to design, build and market world-class recreational products and is the market leader in the marine industry. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. Brunswick features the world’s premier nautical brands (Mercury, Attwood, Valiant, Quicksilver, Uttern, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Lankhorst Taselaar…).. More information is available at

Brunswick Marine in EMEA consists of Mercury Marine and Brunswick’s Boat Group in EMEA.

Mercury Marine ( is a global leader in marine engines, parts and accessories with regional sales offices or independent distributors in every main boating market throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East serving more than 3,300 sales and service dealers representing the Mercury brand. Mercury Marine also includes Lankhorst Taselaar ( which distributes more than 12,000 different products to water sports related companies such as water sports shops, shipyards, sailmakers etc. in the Benelux, Germany, England, Ireland, Spain and Denmark.

Brunswick Boat Group manufactures and markets a range of pleasure boats, Sport Boats, Sport Cruisers, Sport Yachts, and Yachts in EMEA, under the Uttern (, Quicksilver (, Sea Ray ( , Bayliner ( and Boston Whaler ( Brands.

Brunswick Marine in EMEA continually strives for improvement in customer service, providing boaters with the highest possible levels of enjoyment and satisfaction. The company is ISO 9001:accredited.


As IT Test Lead, you are responsible for defining and implementing an IT test strategy across EMEA for its business applications. You work closely with IT-Team members, software developers, business users, and other technology stakeholders to provide the automation, push button deployments and continuous delivery capabilities for EMEA IT applications, being responsible for ensuring that all new systems and interfaces are fully tested through all stages against functional and non-functional requirements, prior to deployment.

You also manage all aspects related to maintaining, coordinating, conducting and communicating testing schedules with end users and stakeholders of EMEA application portfolio for Brunswick Marine in EMEA and associated entities.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

A. Test Management

Test Strategy & Planning

  • Design and implement an IT test strategy and process for Brunswick Marine in EMEA
  • Drive forward and play an active role in developing the testing function to achieve continued delivery against timescales.
  • Responsible for the full testing life cycle, test policies, documentation, tools, strategies and plans.
  • Defines the scope of testing within the context of releases / Projects implementation.
  • Create Master test plan for the software releases and define overall testing strategy for testing complex systems.
  • Develop test resource plan with Project Manager.
    • Ensure comprehensiveness of test coverage for business requirements.
    • Setting up of Test management tools for Requirements traceability, test plans, test labs and defects management.
  • Determine all testing environment requirements and tools.
  • Work with the application and technical architecture teams to plan one or more of the following: unit, assembly, product, technical, user acceptance, operational acceptance, and technical architecture tests.
  • Establish testing and release calendar based around business constraints

Test Execution

  • Ensure adequate communication and coordination with multiple stakeholders such as Business analysts, Delivery teams, Business Users and Process owners.
  • Lead the team of Testers on Project.
    • Perform all aspects of verification including functional, regression and system testing.
    • Effectively track and manage software defects and assist the team in root cause analysis and risk mitigation strategies.
    • Track test progress, Defect Management and reviews results with stakeholders.

Test Quality

  • Ensure that the team follows the testing standards, guidelines, and testing methodology as specified in the testing approach
  • Participate in quality management reviews as outlined in Verification and Validation Overview to ensure adherence to all quality management plans and standards. Review test, validation, and pilot results to ensure that they meet the entry and exit criteria
  • Measure and monitor progress during each test to ensure that the application is tested, validated, and piloted on time and within budget, and that it meets or exceeds expectations.

B. Additional Responsabilities

  • Review the development process to ensure that defect tracking (identification, fixing, re-testing and migration of defects) is properly addressed. If not, define the defect tracking process and incorporate it into the overall development process.
  • Provide support within the PMO (Project Mgt Office) for documenting business requirements
  • Accountable for properly following all IT standards, processes and methodologies as applicable including but not limited to Quality Assurance (QA) and Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and the company ethics program and the company’s health, safety and environmental policies.

Operate in line with company policies and procedures, especially relating to quality management system, the company ethics program and the company’s health, safety and environmental policies



  • University degree in a technical discipline or equivalent work experience

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 4 years effectively managing testing to various environments in an on-premise or cloud-based infrastructure and 4+ years of experience in developing manual and automated Test-scenarios / -scripts
  • Experience in Testcase design and development
  • Ability to understand, communicate, interpret client business processes and requirements
  • Experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, PDCA.
  • Understanding of Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Demonstrated familiarity of software configuration management patterns, practices, and tools.
  • Automation experience using scripts and custom code.
  • Project Management Methodology (PMM)
  • Ability to consult with and develop technical resources for methods, procedures, and standards to use during testing.
  • Ability to define, implement, and maintain project process guidance related to testing.
  • Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, interdependencies, schedule, budget, tools, and required personnel.
  • Ability to document and communicate the status of testing progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to project resources and the client to meet testing deadlines and objectives.
  • Ability to review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards.
  • Strong knowledge of security assets and capabilities relating to data privacy, data protection and information security.

Tools: familiarity or Certification with:

  • Test case design (Gerkin, Specflow)
  • Test automation framework (Selenium, Cucumber)
  • Infrastructure Tracking Tools (Jira, Azure DevOps, ServiceNow)
  • Monitoring Tools (Nagios, Munin)
  • Certifications in ISTQB or equivalent preferred
  • Related Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft BizTalk Server.
  • Microsoft Project

Soft Skills

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, oral presentation, technical writing, planning, and adult-learning/workforce teaching skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of audiences, up to executive management, with a clear and effective communication thanks to strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to providing superior customer service
  • High degree of insight and analytical skill
  • Team-oriented; willing to align work with team’s priorities and goals
  • Able to influence, negotiate and build consensus
  • Strong time management skills and multitasking abilities

Other Technical Proficiencies are an asset:

  • Application Integration and Compliance
  • Data Transport
  • Enterprise Data Modeling
  • Information Security
  • Troubleshooting Issues
  • Client/Server Systems
  • Infrastructure Technology
  • SOA Strategy
  • Programming Languages
  • User Interface Design
  • Code Management


Fluency in English and French is essential for this role.


  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise, with great benefits (company car, pension plan, medical insurance, meal vouchers, ...)
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a diverse function within a fast-growing international company leading in its sector
  • An easily accessible and friendly work place, with free parking
  • The possibility to fully develop your talents and to grow within your function
  • Work-life balance: flexible work schedule

  • Placed on:Sun 28 April 2019
  • Location: Petit-Rechain, Belgium

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers

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