Lead Test Engineer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 1643143
Location Newcastle
Salary up to £70,102
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 26 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 experienced Test Engineers with a passion for leading others 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

Test Engineering has come a long way on our agile journey, delivering real value to both citizens and agents through digital services. We’re now looking to develop further, building our testing capability at a senior level. As Lead Test Engineer you provide leadership, strategic vision and support to large, multiple, Test Engineering teams and help set and promote standards across our services to make them more robust and available.

We want a candidate with strong experience of automating testing from front end/UI through to the back end and APIs. You’ll share your knowledge and experience, supporting and developing the talented testers already embedded in our teams.

Day-to-day you will work on Customer Information Systems (CIS). Here you’ll make sure that usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development of citizen services. CIS is the beating heart of the DWP system, so you’ll have a huge part to play maintaining this critical national infrastructure, and ensuring we can serve the millions of people who rely on our services.

What are we looking for?

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

We’re looking for people with good to have experience in automation, waterfall and performance testing as well as functional testing. We looking for a candidate who has worked in various test phases across delivery lifecycle,

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.

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 £70,102, 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:

CLICK APPLY for further information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs.

If you have any questions of you want to discuss the role before you apply get in touch with me via dean.simon@dwp.gov.uk


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