Senior Test Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00011225-1
  • Date Posted: 30 June 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £40,000 to £61,537
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Test Engineer, BPDTS Ltd: Up to £61,537, plus employer pension contributions, a performance related annual bonus and in-year rewards, and great work/life balance

BPDTS. Digital People.

We are looking for talented Test Engineering practitioners and leaders to join our team. If you can execute technical delivery, leadership and management with credibility and confidence across a range of testing disciplines, including automation, functional, performance, security, and accessibility, then we want to hear from you.

BPDTS, as part of the DWP Digital Group family, are at the core of the government's efforts to help support the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these extraordinary times, we're working hard to deliver the systems and services that people need.

Our Project. Your mission.

Our agile multi-disciplinary teams are already transforming the customer journey and services for claimants in the "Confirm your Identity" programme. This is revolutionising how claimants get through the identification journey, leveraging modern software security tools and tech.

We are looking to apply the same approach and vision across all the benefits and services we provide to the millions of people that use and rely on DWP services. Evolving and innovating in our approach to Testing is central to that process.

In the BPDTS Testing Practice we are developing our capability through the use of automation, agile principles, and implementing modern tools and technologies to deliver the best quality services, and we're committed to helping our testers be at their very best, whether that means formal training, coaching or just working alongside experts from across the Test, Engineering and Digital communities.

What you'll work on

You'll set a consistent strategic direction for product teams and the Test Engineering community.
You will lead multiple Test Engineering teams, providing technical leadership and guidance.
You'll lead delivery of testing activities, ensuring we deliver on quality, time and cost.
You will define the approach for test infrastructure setup and use outputs to drive technical improvements.
You'll identify and implement appropriate technical test tools.
You'll drive standardization by sharing reusable libraries and services, experience, and lessons learned with other DWP teams.
You drive collaboration by aligning what teams are working on and highlighting the key dependencies, impacts and priorities.
You will lead community discussions around the latest technology trends, tools, and best practice.What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary Agile test team
Experience with implementing test engineering best practices.
An understand Agile delivery principles, methodology and tools.
Knowledge of the latest technical test tools and where it would be beneficial to apply them including Java, Selenium and Cucumber.
Experience with analyzing and selection various test tools.Where will you work?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital's community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

We have three roles available. Two will based in our brilliant Sheffield hub, home to pioneering work on Identity, Verification and Authentication, and one role will be based in your choice of either Leeds or Blackpool

Find out more about working in our hubs here:

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

We'll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £61,537
You will be eligible for an Aviva Master Trust pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus and in-year reward ad recognition
We'll help you balance your life and work with flexible working and family friendly policies
We'll give you a generous leave allowance starting and 25 days and rising to 30, with the option to buy and sell extra days each year.
We'll help you work as you learn with access to coaching, training, structured development and career progression opportunities, as part of a dedicated community of practice.We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, income protection, life assurance and lots more - which can be tailored to your lifestyle.
Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the 'Candidate Information Pack' button.

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