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Lead Test Engineer

DWP Digital
Contract Type
+ great benefits
Expiry Date
28/11/2019 16:01:00
Lead Test Engineer- Up to £71,154 + up to 27% great pension+ great benefits +performance related bonus + flexible working + work life balance

Job Description

Lead Test Engineer- Up to £71,154 + up to 27% great pension+ great benefits +performance related bonus + flexible working + work life balance

Do you want to be part of something really big?

Can you manage and deliver a quality service?

Can you provide Leadership together with subject matter expertise to the Testing Engineering practice?

Have you developed in automated test suites and continuous integration?

Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?

Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you!

If you're creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG 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 Lead Test Engineer to join our growing community of experts on our Test Engineering practice and become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies - and putting the user at the centre of everything we do - we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

You and your role 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.

As a Lead Test Engineer you will provide overall leadership for multiple Test Engineering teams. You will have deep knowledge and experience of test engineering principles, tools and delivery methodologies, and work with other key stakeholders to make strategic decisions for citizen services.

What will I be doing? The Identity & Trust Function is core to improving how citizens interact with DWP, with a goal of improving the level of confidence citizens have in interacting with government as well as reducing fraud and error. We are responsible for ensuring that citizens are able to securely create and protect their online identity when interacting with us. We already work with several other government departments to help citizens re-use the various identity information which is held across government in order to create a more joined up citizen experience. We are looking for passionate and innovative people to join our team and help to shape our vision and deliver real value to the public sector

This is a big challenge, but also a big opportunity. You will get the chance to work on one of the biggest, most ambitious Digital transformation programmes in the UK. You will have the chance to use and stretch your abilities, strengthen your experience and continue your professional development in a supportive environment. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

What are we looking for?

The Lead Test Engineer will be responsible for :

  • Providing overall leadership and support to large, multiple Test Engineering teams
  • Working together with key stakeholders and technical decision makers to define strategic vision for products and citizen services * Identifying risks and develop plans for mitigation and contingency
  • Collaborating with other teams in the Software Development Lifecycle to define strategic goals
  • Promoting engagement with continuous integration, delivery and deployment practices following standards and tooling methodologies
  • Promoting technical evolution within the organisation by identifying, testing and adopting emerging technologies, trends, tools and best practices within Test Engineering * Identifying skills gaps within the team and support recruiting talent into the organisation
  • Developing the Test Engineering capability by helping and supporting others to shape career paths
  • Contributing to recruitment activities in the practice, working with other Leads and the Head of Role to advise on recruitment strategy and lead at various stages of the assessment process

Technical skills

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

  • Extensive Test Team Leadership Experience
  • Test Engineering Best Practices
  • Development of automated test suites/Continuous integration
  • Test tool selection/application

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Sheffield Easy-to-reach, the hub is based in the city centre and is accessible by bus, tram and rail. Its facilities include a TechBar, coffee pod, vending machines, cycle shelter and showers.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 are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.Our Offer

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £71,154 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension of 27% +, and a generous leave package.We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community.

Where You'll Work

  • 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, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities and lots more…

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in your ability.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you'll acquire on the job. You'll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

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