Senior Test Engineer

Contract Type
Newcastle upon Tyne
Expiry Date
18/08/2022 12:04:00
Senior Test Engineer jobs: Up to £60,781 flexible working with 60% home working, L&D and career growth, 27% pension…?

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

  • Do you want to be part of changing the face of public services, assuring products which will transform how millions of people interact with DWP?
  • Do you love solving the problems that come with complexity and scale?
  • Do you want to be part of thriving community of over 200 Test Engineers?

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, and support over 25 million daily users.

We are looking for a Senior Test Engineer to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital.

We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services.

We're using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. 

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Development. Work. Projects.

In this role you'll be working with our Data and Analytics team, as we transform DWP into a ever more data-led organisation.

As a Senior Test Engineer it's your job to lead our teams as we build and assure applications that will be used by DWP staff and customers.

You'll work across multi-disciplinary teams to shape and deliver automated test solutions that enable DWP to deliver quality services consistently that meet the needs of our agents and customers.

Day to day you will:

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership for multiple ETL test engineers in product teams.
  • Define the approach for test infrastructure setup and drive improvements
  • Identify the right technical test tools for the job
  • Drive standardisation by sharing reusable libraries and services
  • Lead reviews of test practices
  • Share and build on your experience in building automated test solutions and your knowledge of using industry standard automated testing tools.
  • Work alongside other test engineers as well as both software and DevOps engineers within the teams around you and the wider community to deliver consistent solutions and strategies

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Experience of leading in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders.
  • Comprehensible experience in software testing within an Agile delivery team, for example working in TDD/BDD.
  • Experience in the development of automated test suites and tools.
  • Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery - methodology and tools (i.e. GIT).
  • Demonstrable understanding of Non-Functional testing including Performance, Accessibility and Security Testing with adherence to relevant policy/law.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs based in Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool or Newcastle whichever is more convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model with a blend of home working and time in the office.

We offer competitive pay of up to £60,781

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days. 

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

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP' 
  • 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
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Interview

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