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DWP. Digital with Purpose.
Would you love the opportunity to transform products and services that impact some of the most vulnerable citizens?
Are you an experienced Test Engineer?
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're using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions that work for all.
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
This role represents a unique opportunity to join the Health and Disability team at DWP Digital.
We're looking for driven and passionate Test Engineers who would like to be part of a team delivering real value to people that need help during difficult times.
Development. Work. Projects.
Test Engineers build automation test solutions that help to assure the quality of products that make up DWPs digital services and contribute towards their design.
You are responsible for testing all areas of the products including but not limited to functional, business requirements, performance, security, and accessibility.
You will work alongside other engineers both within the teams around you and the wider community to deliver consistent solutions and strategies.
You will be willing to challenge current processes and help improve the ways of working, as well as identify tooling that will drive innovation and constant improvement of both testing and products.
You will ensure that best practices are in place, and drive improvements by sharing knowledge and resources across teams.
You will have experience in building automated test solutions and be very familiar with industry standard automated testing tools.
You will work alongside other senior 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 stack, knowledge and experience will you need?
Experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific timescales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders.
Agile Methodologies, and an understanding of the key principles to develop modern standards approach to testing.
Experience in the development of automated test suites and tools including Java, Node JS, Selenium, Cucumber, Rest Assured.
Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery - Methodology and tools (i.e., GIT, Gitlab-CI).
An understanding of the following test phases and standards associated to Performance Test, Accessibility Test, Security Test and Compatibility Test.
Experience of API Testing cloud-based REST service.
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs based in Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester 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 some time at home and some time with the team in a hub.
We offer competitive pay of up to £50,480
You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27% of salary 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
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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