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Junior Test Engineer (Jira, Confluence)

Department of Work & Pensions
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to work on stuff that matters, assuring products which will improve how millions of people interact with DWP?

We are looking for a Junior Test Engineer who would like to be part of a team delivering real value to people in the UK as they seek support, payments and look for work.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

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 want to add an emerging, ambitious Test Engineer to our community of tech experts in DWP Digital.

You'll work with and learn from experts who are driving 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 that 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 fast-track your Test Engineer career with us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You'll join our contact centre team at DWP Digital. We have one of the biggest contact centre operations in Europe - millions of people contact our agents every day - so it's an amazing place to develop your test skills.

You will be part of the team that tests applications which support DWP's operational, analytical and reporting needs and help us be better at what we do.

You will be part of a multi-functional agile delivery team, with engineers, DevOps and other testers, to contribute directly to delivering test solutions.

Day to day you will:

Help test of applications which make up DWP's operational, analytical and reporting services. You'll develop you're an expert understanding of Software Development Lifecycle and Test Engineering principles.
Do manual testing using tools such as Informatica, SAS and Putty and create SQL queries.
Work to Agile delivery principles, methodology & tools along with continuous integration, delivery & deployment concepts.
Help investigate and resolve defects and issues and ensure that usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity for important services.
Contribute to community discussions around the latest technology trends, tools and best practices within test engineering, and help us improve.
Access whatever learning, training and coaching you need to be at your best, build your skills and grow your career as part of a brilliant Test Engineering community of practice.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

Experience in Functional Testing, creating test scripts and linking those back to requirements.
Experience in defect management and test reporting.
Awareness of Non-functional testing, Performance Testing, Operational Acceptance Testing, Accessibility Testing and Security Testing.
Awareness of Agile Methodologies including BDD (behaviour driven development) and TDD (test driven development).
Experience using modern collaboration tools (like Jira and Confluence).
Some experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific timescales and communicating effectively within your own team & with multiple stakeholders.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. We're just across the road from Longbenton Metro station.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model - you'll be in the office about 40% of the time, with 60% home working.

We offer competitive pay of up to £34,285.

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
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

We know how valuable your time is. We have a clear and succinct hiring process with only TWO STAGES.

Click the link below and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital
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