Expert Quality Assurance Lead to Nordea Technology

Stockholm, SE, 111 44 Gdańsk, PL, 80-309 Helsinki, FI, 100

Job ID: 19106 

Now we are looking for an Expert Quality Assurance Lead with strong background in quality assurance and test management. We are building a strong quality assurance culture within our unit Group Function Technology. You are invited to become a vital part of our Quality Assurance Capability unit, that supports a vast number of IT initiatives that rapidly building and maintaining our IT solutions. We need someone that has both strategical and hands-on experience of software development lifecycle, quality assurance and test management.

At Nordea, we know our customers’ needs are changing – and we’re deeply committed to meeting them with the financial solutions of tomorrow. We’re creating an agile environment where we’re harnessing the power of technology – one where you can make an impact. So bring your skills, ideas and unique background. With us, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to grow and make your mark on something bigger. 

About this opportunity

The Group Function Technology QA and Testing organisation are a highly engaged group, motivated by our passion for quality assurance. Our ambition is to efficiently secure high quality in all changes to our IT landscape that supports business and regulatory reporting, risk management, fraud and anti-money laundry management, accounting management, just to mention a few examples.

We continuously strive to improve our way of working with support from standards, methods, tools and automation. We strive to be agile and innovative throughout the product lifecycle, with a culture of courage and collaboration. We appreciate and value the key factors for achieving successes. We focus on everyday tasks and at the same time emphasize well-being, work-life balance, and professional development of our employees. 


If you want to learn how we drive IT in a financial business organisation, you need to try it yourself and join Nordea. With us, you will have lots of opportunities to grow your skills and advance your career: take part in trainings, conferences, mentoring programs and inspiring projects. And if you value or want to acquire experience in working with international teams, in an inspiring working environment - Nordea is the place to be!

What you’ll be doing:


As the Expert Quality Assurance Lead, you will work with quality assurance in agile release trains, establishing and governing the test processes, test enablers and test automaton solutions, in compliance with Nordea Quality Assurance standards. You are working strategically with continuous test improvements, test resource management, stakeholder management and quality assurance uplift in the daily deliveries.

You will be responsible for providing test and technical leadership support, advocating Nordea quality standards and establishing quality as the whole team approach by knowledge sharing. You will assure the focus on high quality of deliveries throughout the agile teams, secure great collaboration with stakeholders and effective QA communication activities within the initiative.


Some more specific tasks that you will do are: 

  • Plan and run QA and test management for both functional and non-functional testing,  in concurrence with multiple and versatile scrum teams in a SAFe agile release train setup.
  • Identify impediments, risks and challenges corresponding to QA and test management and derive solutions to enable efficient QA and test progress.
  • Actively spearhead test automation design, development, maintenance and operations.
  • Proactively communicate and report to key IT and Business stakeholders regards QA risk status, testing progress, and improvement activities. 
  • Continuously explore opportunities for test automation improvements and ensure establishment of test automation solutions.
  • Proactively advocate QA and test. Ensure continuous learning of team members and stakeholders in the agile release trains.
  • Resource management of QA and test skills.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

We believe that you have many years of experience in quality assurance and test management, in various kind and size of software development projects. You have an extensive experience in both functional and non-functional testing, and test automation establishment. You are passionate about the quality assurance and software testing area, have strong communication and coaching skills, and show courage and ownership for the work to be done. You are comfortable collaborating with stakeholders both on strategical and hands-on level. You are curious about learning new techniques and you are efficient in using tools for manage quality assurance and testing activities.

To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Take a proactive and independent approach to ongoing project tasks.
  • Deliver results and meet customer expectations.
  • Apply QA-related expertise and technology.
  • Are a true innovator, open for new ideas and focus on improvements.
  • Like to work with people, with professional approach to challenging situations.


Your experience and background:

  • Have worked with complex systems consisting of components based on various technologies and diverse types of interfaces.
  • Have experience managing test automation, regression, E2E testing, as well as functional and non-functional testing, test levels, test environments, and test data.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in QA Lead (or similar) role.
  • Are experienced in working with agile methodologies.
  • Have good English language skills to freely communicate with stakeholders (also native speakers).

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 19/10/2023. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Head of QA - GFT, Asad Javed, 

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.


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Department:  IT/Technology