QA Tester Department for Work & Pensions

Manchester

Reference 22821
Number of vacancies 5
Location Manchester
Salary £31,208 — up to £33,448 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £33,448p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package.

We 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
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
• Career progression opportunities and lots more.

Closing date 8 December 2019

Job description

Digital Workplace Project. Digital with Purpose. DWP.

We’re looking for talented QA Testers to join DWP’s Digital Workplace project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes. If you love solving problems and want to use your skills on projects with real impact, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re delivering a once-in-a-generation reform of products and services that will put world class technology solutions into the hands of the people that need them most, whether that’s the millions that use and rely on DWP services or our brilliant frontline colleagues.

What is Digital Workplace?

It’s big. Over the last two years diverse DWP Digital teams have established Digital Workplace, an agile and multi-disciplinary service that supports over 84,000 employees, using more than 150 distributed cloud applications, operating out of more than 800 UK sites, and powering digital products and services used by more than 20 million people across the UK.

It’s evolving. So far we’ve moved all of our systems to hybrid hosting, removing the constraints of previous outsourced IT contracts, modernising our legacy infrastructure and stabilising performance.

It’s enabling our people. We’re improving communication and collaboration with a mix of new hardware including mini-PCs, Surface Pro laptops and a growing mobile phone network. By upgrading our software with the latest versions of Office 365, Skype for Business and our rebooted staff intranet we’re making sure our people always have the right tools and the latest professional digital skills.

Find out more by clicking this hyperlink from our Deputy Director David who explains how roles in Digital Workplace offer a phenomenal challenge.

You and your role
As a QA Tester, you will be responsible for the testing of applications which support crucial DWP services. You’ll collaborate with our delivery teams to determine the testability of functional and non-functional requirements.

You will design and facilitate observational testing with real users to determine application, user experience satisfaction and system usability.

You will identify and drive resolution of any issues preventing delivery of Testing activities, maintaining full traceability of defects, tests and requirements.

Your ability to communicate and share knowledge will be key. You will collaborate with other teams to drive solutions, as well as contributing to community discussions around the latest technology trends, tools and best practices within Testing. An understanding of Agile and Waterfall delivery principles, methodology and tools will be helpful.

You will also have responsibility for the management of other test analysts. You will be committed to the continuous personal development, learning and training of your people. And we’ll make sure you have the chance to work on your own skills, development and career too.

What are we looking for?
For this role we welcome applications from those who can demonstrate that they have experience and understanding of:

Where will you work?
You’ll join our team at our digital hub in Manchester.

Based in the city centre and is easily accessible by tram, bus or rail, our facilities include a TechBar, café, cycle shelter, showers, Wudu washing facilities, GDS Academy, user experience lab and UX command centre: Have a further look at the facilities via this hyperlink.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

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.

Our Offer

We 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
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
• Career progression opportunities and lots more.

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

If you have any questions or you want to discuss the role before you apply get in touch via digitalworkplace.recruitment2019@dwp.gov.uk

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