Test Engineer Test Engineer …

DWP Digital
in Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Jan 21
GBP35310 - GBP40666 per annum
DWP Digital
in Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Jan 21
GBP35310 - GBP40666 per annum
DWP. Digital with Purpose. Test Engineer: up to £40,666, 27% pension, flexible working Help us create the UK's flagship welfare reform programme, and change the face of public services for millions of users.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products, service, support and payments to people at key times in their lives.

We're using technology to transform the way these products and services are delivered to more than 20 million users. We're making our services more efficient, and reliable, and easier for everyone to access.

We are looking for test engineers who would like to be part of a team delivering real value to people that need help during the difficult times of their lives.

You will be part of creating the Government's flagship welfare reform programme. It will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.

Duties. Work. Projects.

In DWP Test engineers build automation test solutions that help to assure the quality of products that make up our digital services and shape their design.

You will be responsible for the testing of applications used by millions of people. This includes defining the appropriate depth and breadth of testing using a risk based approach, and ensuring the stability, robustness and reliability of test suites. You will work with other teams within the Software Development Lifecycle to ensure that technical solutions are aligned, delivering and developing as part of a supportive Test community.

We value your expertise and we want you to challenge processes that could work better, to identify the best new tooling and to drive innovation.

You will:

  • Build and deliver comprehensive, robust and reliable automated test frameworks and automation suites
  • Design, build and maintain an effective test infrastructure.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the latest technical test tools and when to apply them.
  • Undertake reviews of the test suite and update the code base to reflect current best practices and reduce technical debt.
  • Regularly communicate with other teams and share technical resources, knowledge and lessons learned.
  • Ensure that usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development of citizen services.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary Agile Team understand Agile delivery principles, methodology and tools.
  • Undertake the design, and build the technical setup and working methods for continuous integration, delivery and deployment practices.

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders
  • Agile Methodologies - with experience of BDD (behaviour driven development) and TDD (test driven development) processes, and an understanding of the key principles to develop a modern standards approach to testing.
  • Experience in the development of automated test suites and tools including Java, Selenium v3.14.1+, Cucumber , Jenkins v2.11+ .
  • Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery - Methodology and tools (i.e. GIT).
  • An understanding of the following test phases and standards associated to Performance Test, Accessibility Test, Security Test and Compatibility Test.

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Leeds: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

We also have all the tech and tools we need to work flexibly. Many of us are currently working from home due to Covid-19.

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Development. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £40,666 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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