Test Engineer Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 11012
Number of vacancies 3
Location Newcastle or Blackpool
Salary Up to £39,674
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

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 and qualifications
• Career progression opportunities and lots more.

Closing date 10 October 2019

Job description

Test Engineer: Up to £39,674 plus pension contributions, flexible working and great benefits.

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.

This is a great time to be joining DWP Digital. We are transforming the way we deliver our services to our customers and transforming the way we design, build and test these services. We are committed to moving away from Waterfall Development to embracing Agile Principles and Agile Delivery Methodology working in collaborative and Autonomous Teams embracing iterative development and incremental delivery of customer centric products and services.

We are looking for Test Engineers to come and work on a number of different Projects in the North East. We are already transforming the services we provide for people approaching retirement age. This has enabled us to change the way customers interact with DWP, empowers people to become self-sufficient and better informed about their pension entitlement. We are looking to apply the same approach and vision across a variety of the benefits and services we provide to DWP customers.

We want people with skills in a range of testing disciplines, including functional, performance, security, and accessibility, and individuals who have good knowledge of Test Automation.

Working as part of the DWP Digital, you will be responsible for delivering real value to both citizens and agents through digital services. Within the Testing Practice, we are looking to develop our capability through the use of automation, agile principles, and implementing modern tools and technologies to deliver high quality services

You and your role:

As a Test Engineer you will be responsible for the testing of applications crucial to our delivery.

This will include defining the appropriate depth and breadth of testing using a risk based approach, and ensuring the stability, robustness and reliability of test suites.

We want you to build and deliver comprehensive, robust and reliable automated test frameworks and automation suites .

You lead in the designing, building and maintaining an effective test infrastructures.

You will your use skills and knowledge to design and build the technical setup and working methods for continuous integration, delivery and deployment..

What are we looking for?

Where will you work?

You’ll join our brilliant team in Blackpool or Newcastle.

Our Blackpool hub is accessible from across the North West. It’s a lovely nature-filled site, which we share with wild rabbits, birds, fish and otters. Inside we have a gym, restaurant, coffee shops and loads more.

In Newcastle we’re just a short walk from Longbenton Metro. As well as great facilities including a gym, sports courts and fab food options, we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

At DWP Digital 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 £39,674, 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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