Senior Test Engineer Senior Test Engineer …

DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Mar 20
GBP47971 - GBP58135 per annum
DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Mar 20
GBP47971 - GBP58135 per annum
DWP. Digital with Purpose. DWP are looking for a Senior Test Engineer to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP are looking for a Senior Test Engineer to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation. Our people work on projects that are revolutionising products and services that are used by millions of people every day.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies - and putting the user at the centre of everything we do - we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

About you and your role:

As Senior Performance Test Engineer you will lead delivery of DWP performance testing activities, hitting targets for quality, time and cost. You will lead, shape & provide guidance to multiple performance test teams and develop performance test strategy, providing technical leadership and guidance. You will also collaborate with our technical leads and other performance testers.

You're an experienced Performance tester. You'll use your up-to-date knowledge of best practice to drive improvements and set the direction, sharing knowledge and resources across teams to build the capability across DWP. You'll also play a key role in the professional development of your Test Engineering team members. You'll have a chance to participate coaching, mentoring and other learning resources.

We are looking for a candidate who can provide performance monitoring on different architecture layers, who can analyse test results, raise defects, provide recommendations and take ownership of a problem until its resolved. You'll be familiar with performance testing tools like Load Runner, Performance Centre.

Out Senior Test Engineers Identify and write and execute performance test scripts/scenarios, and identify and analyse potential performance bottlenecks. You'll also help us define the scope of performance testing by analysing non-functional requirements including technical architecture and deployment documents.

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • Expertise in performance testing methods and tools like Load Runner, Performance Centre.
  • Able to define the scope of performance testing by analysing non-functional requirements
  • You can prepare and identify performance scripts using load testing tools and publish test results.
  • You can identify and write performance test scenarios, identify and analyse potential bottlenecks.
  • Performance monitoring different architecture layers.
  • You can analyse test results, raise defects, take ownership and provide recommendations
  • You can identify appropriate required performance technical test tools.
  • You can develop appropriate performance test approaches and reporting mechanisms

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. We're just a really short walk from Longbenton Metro. Find out more about our hubs here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

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, gender, race or sexuality.

Development. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £58,135, 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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