Senior QA Tester Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 22822
Number of vacancies 1
Location Manchester
Salary £47,971 — up to £58,135 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

• 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 9 December 2019

Job description

Digital Workplace Project. Digital with Purpose. DWP.

We’re looking for a talented Senior QA Tester 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 access 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 empowering 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 Senior QA Tester you will own the overall Test Process within Digital Workplace, setting the strategies for our community and the products we use. You will provide technical leadership to a team of Testers and oversee the products they test.

A leader and expert in QA testing with a focus on stability, availability and quality, you will be accountable for the product your teams produce.

You will help establish and embed the Test principles we need to make sure systems are fit for purpose. You’ll use your experience and up-to-date knowledge to make sure we’re using the best testing practices, and guide our teams on how to deliver a quality product.

What are we looking for?

For this role we welcome applications from those who can demonstrate that they have thorough 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
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £58,135p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package.

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

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