Senior Test Engineer Senior Test Engineer …

DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Feb 21
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum
DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Feb 21
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum
Senior Test Engineer: Up to £59,589, 27% pension, 25 days annual leave, flexible working Join a government digital community of 17000 experts and deliver change that makes it easier for millions of people to access support and services

DWP. Digital with Purpose

We're hiring a Senior Test Engineer to join our brilliant DWP Digital community of Engineers. You will join a network of digital, data and technology leaders who act as an essential forum for co-ordinating and driving change across government.

In DWP we're using the latest, greatest digital technologies, skills and tools to transform public services on a global scale.

This is an unprecedented time to work with us. There has never been more demand on our online products and services.

There have never been more opportunities to collaborate across a government digital community of over 17,000 people. Creatively as a profession we're responding to the changing needs and expectations of millions of people, and deliver services that are simple and easy to use.

As a Senior Test Engineer your skills will be used to define industry standard test strategies across various commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), citizen facing, data integration applications within a complex technology architecture.

If you want to work in empowered, agile, multi-disciplinary teams in an environment which values passion and creativity over hierarchy, we'd love to hear from you.

Duties. Work. Projects.

Initially you'll work on our Fraud Error and Debt function. We're using of automation, agile principles, and implementing modern tools and technologies to deliver high quality services to citizen and DWP agents.

Our Senior Test Engineers define/implement the overall testing strategy, provide technical leadership and guidance to test engineering teams. You'll have oversight of all testing activities for FED.

You're an expert and an advocate. You will ensure that best practices are in place and drive improvements by sharing knowledge and resources. You use your deep knowledge and experience of test engineering principles, tools and delivery methodologies, to help drive and influence strategic decisions for digital services.

The role requires proven experience in defining and implementing test strategies for financial (or similar) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, client facing web based portals and inbound/outbound interfaces through batch process and real time API based integration.

You'll need the skills, knowledge and experience to:

  • Provide leadership and define the strategic test direction for the end to end product that includes commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, citizen facing portal and inbound/outbound interfaces.
  • Ensure that usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development of the services.
  • Lead Test Engineering teams by providing technical leadership and guidance ensuring delivery of testing activities, adhering to required quality, time and costs.
  • Identify appropriate required technical test tools, and assess performance of the test suite to identify how this can be improved by reducing technical debt.
  • Develop appropriate test approaches, reporting mechanisms, approach for test infrastructure setup and use outputs to drive technical improvements.
  • Drive standardisation by sharing reusable libraries and services, experience, and lessons learned with other DWP Test team leadership
  • Work in an Agile/Lean environment with a thorough understanding of these practices
  • Deliver non-functional testing

Details. Wages. Perks.

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Manchester

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £59,589 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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