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DWP. Digital with Purpose.
Are you a skilled QA Tester?
Do you like testing software to its limits to make sure it is of fit for purpose?
Do you want to be part of an agile multidisciplinary team of engineers, analysts, researchers, architects and more?
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.
You'll help us deliver a once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services.
We use fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions on an epic scale.
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.
Delivering World-Class Products
As a QA Tester you will the test applications that make up DWP services - from brand new applications and service, to modernised legacy systems.
You'll be working collaborate with expert digital teams to determine the testability of functional and non-functional requirements.
You'll play a key part in our Digital Debt Management team, as we look to detect and reduce fraud and error and protect our users.
You'll deliver monthly releases and business change requests, support product testing of self-service products, new debt products, our data hub and compensation recovery assets.
Day to day you will:
Produce and execute manual test scripts and results
Provide detailed analysis of all faults identified, and make sure they're fixed
Attend debt digital technical workshops where appropriate
Utilise code control, Integration and environment management for multiple test environments
Deliver Debt Manager application testing dependencies to help enable digital projects (e.g. Debt integration with Debt Self Service, Internal DWP products, cross-government products, inbound/outbound interfaces, etc ).
Undertake testing of Integration Solutions to assure the required outcomes by developing case scenarios, creating and building Test cases and associated Interface files or messages using various file formats (fixed, delimited, xml) in batch or real time using Message Queues/APIs.
Mentor, coach and line managing junior QAs and apprentices
What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?
Knowledge in understanding Change Requests or User Stories and test functional and non-functional requirements to raise defects.
The ability to demonstrate a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach, particularly in problem solving and decision making.
Skilled in working flexibly within a team and a changing organisation.
Experience of using and writing SQL to query database objects.
Experience of developing case scenarios, creating and building test cases and associated Interface files or messages using various file formats (fixed, delimited, xml, etc).
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in Blackpool or Manchester, whichever is most 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 some time at home and some time in a hub.
We offer competitive pay of up to £34,971.
You'll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%.
You'll get a generous leave package starting at 24 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.
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
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
We know how valuable your time is. We have a clear and succinct hiring process with only TWO STAGES.
Click the link below to see the full job description and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital