Test Engineer

Full Time Tyne & Wear IT Job Pro UK

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products, service, support and payments to people at key times in their lives.

We're using technology to transform the way these products and services are delivered to more than 20 million users. We're making our services more efficient, and reliable, and easier for everyone to access.

We're also equipping around 90,000 DWP colleagues with the tech and tools they need to better support our users and spend more time doing the work they love and which gives real value (and less time doing the stuff that tech solutions can do for them).

Duties. Work. Projects.

You'll work initially our Citizen Information team. Our work is core to how we share and re-use citizen information to drive and support DWP's ongoing transformation.

We are the custodians of data across more than 100m citizen records, and are responsible for critical services that deliver 24/7 for DWP and Other Government Departments.

We already share information with several Other Government Departments and we are about to embark on a range of exciting new initiatives to maximise the re-use of data within DWP and across the public sector, driving efficiencies and improving citizen journeys. 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.

As a Test Engineer you will be responsible for the testing of applications for the CI team. This includes defining the appropriate depth and breadth of testing using a risk based approach, and ensuring the stability, robustness and reliability of test suites. You will work with other teams within the Software Development Lifecycle to ensure that technical solutions are aligned, delivering and developing as part of a supportive Test community.

You will:

Build and deliver comprehensive, robust and reliable automated test frameworks and automation suites to provide full coverage of business requirements.
Identify and drive resolution of defects or issues preventing delivery of Test Engineering activities.
Maintain full traceability of defects, tests and requirements.
Knowledge of the latest technical test tools and where it would be beneficial to apply them.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary Agile Team understand Agile delivery principles, methodology and tools.
Design and build the technical setup and working methods for continuous integration, delivery and deployment practices.

What skills and experience do you need?

API testing (public facing, internal REST APIs) automation tools like Rest Assured, SOAP UI, Postman
Experience in the development of automated test suites and tools including Java, Cucumber, SQL
Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery – Methodology and tools e.g. GIT, concourse
Experience in collaboration tools like Jira / confluence.
Knowledge of testing principle to be used in Micro-Service architecture
Experience in the Cloud-based testing e.g. application hosted in AWS / Azure

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. Find out more about working in Newcastle here:

We also have all the tech and tools we need to work flexibly. Many of us are currently working from home due to Covid-19.

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Development. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £40,666 brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package.

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

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
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