Senior Test Engineer Senior Test Engineer …

DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jan 22
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum
DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jan 22
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum
DWP. Digital with Purpose. We are looking for a Senior Test Engineer with experience of automated test suties, to work on some of the most complex and exciting projects in the UK.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work, and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are looking for a Senior Test Engineer to work with us on the development and execution of robust test automation strategies, ensuring that innovative new DWP apps and services work perfectly for the millions of UK citizens that rely on them.

You'll join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our scale and purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You'll be Senior Test Engineer for projects that our Health & Disability team are working on. That means you'll be at the forefront of developing and testing applications and products that need to work for millions of people who access services, support and payments.

You'll be using your skills and knowledge in test automation, to develop and implement thorough testing approaches to assure service usability, accessibility, security and stability.

You'll have the people skills to provide in-depth feedback to development teams and to our stakeholders.

You'll be an important part of our Test community. You'll be seen as a leader and a coach to other test engineers, and share best practice with your peers in testing, engineering and beyond. And as you grow your skills and your career with us, there will be lots of support, insight and expertise for you to tap into too.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Experience as a Test Engineer in an agile working environment, creating, modifying, and maintaining automated test suites in a modern programming language (preferably Java).
  • A good understanding of development tools and processes, including version control (Git), BDD, CLI (macOS X, Unix).
  • Able to test interfaces between systems, with a complete understanding of the SDLC.
  • Able to identify test process optimisation opportunities and contribute to process optimisation.
  • Identifying and communicating best practices, promoting test community participation/activities and growth.
  • Strong communication skills promoting cross team collaboration, with experience of mentoring and coaching test colleagues.

Desirable skills/tech stack:

  • Testing software in a microservice architecture, use of continuous integration tools (GitlabCI, Jenkins), containerisation tools (Docker), collaboration tools (JIRA, Confluence, Slack, MS Teams).
  • Performance test methodologies and tools (JMeter, k6, Gatling).
  • Web services (SOAP/REST) and automation experience with API and contract testing tools (Rest Assured, Postman, PACT), familiarity with Open API Specification/Swagger.
  • Cloud computing (AWS, Azure) and testing of infrastructure as code.
  • BDD tools such as Cucumber.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in your choice of Blackpool, Leeds or Newcastle

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We offer hybrid working, with some time at home and some time in the office collabortating. And many of us are working remotely more at the moment due to COVID-19.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £59,589, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days.

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

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days off (up to 3 per month)
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
  • 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
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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