Associate Test Engineer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 1643145
Location Newcastle
Salary Up to £33,448
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 19 August 2019

Job description

If you’re creative with a passion for learning new things, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring your ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for talented, emerging Test Engineers to join DWP’s Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms (DDSP) project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes, a once-in-a-generation tech-driven reform of government products and services.

What is DDSP?

Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms evolves and transforms some of the most critical systems in DWP, unleashing the potential of Digital services to reduce overheads, cost and friction for citizen and agent-facing services. Our Integration Technologies, Payment Services and Citizen Information teams work together to enable the successful delivery of services across DWP.

You’ll join our brilliant DDSP Citizen Information team.

We look after a critical national asset, and the personal records of 110 million people. Our main ambition is to keep our data safe and stay out of the headlines. If you don’t know about us, we are doing our job well, maintaining availability of our data and protecting against access by unknown actors.

Our services supply citizen information across DWP and beyond. We are working across DWP’s Digital Group to harness the power of our data and provide quicker access to a richer quality and greater understood sources of data. With your help we will create faster and more efficient bulk data sharing, more accurate benefit assessments and better debt recovery across DWP, other departments and third party partners.

You and your role

As an Associate Test Engineer you’ll contribute to the testing of applications and services used by millions of people across the UK, including friends, family, neighbours and some of the most vulnerable in our society. You don’t need to be an automation whizz, but you should understand the Software Development Lifecycle and Test Engineering principles, be a good tester and be eager to learn and develop in an environment where you’ll be surrounded by lots of talent, experience and opportunity.

Our Associate Test Engineers understand the requirements of the business and produce associated test scripts as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We work together and support each other without hierarchy. You will identify test data requirements, create data sets, review components of the test suite and update the code base to get the best result for us and our users.

What are we looking for?

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Where will you work?

You’ll join our team in Newcastle. Just a short walk from Longbenton Metro, we are the home of tech innovation in the North East. You’ll enjoy great facilities including a gym, sports courts, great coffee shops, snack bars, a restaurant and much more.

In DDSP we believe in giving you a working experience that meets your needs and expectations and that means a focus on work-life balance, flexible hours, team-based working and the ability to work from multiple locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £33,448, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

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