Senior Test Engineer



Listed on

11th June




£52,412 - £63,517



Senior Test Engineer jobs: Up to £68,912, flexible working, hybrid home/office working, L&D and career growth, 28.97% pension…

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're looking for outstanding Senior Test Engineers to design, build and maintain our flagship service, Universal Credit and our Working Age Benefits.

Universal Credit is one of the highest profile digital transformation programmes in the world, praised for its fast and flexible response to the Covid-19 pandemic and now in use by over 5 million claimants and 30,000 staff.

We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services, creating innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

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 us.

Development. Work. Projects.

As well as being part of a supportive, collaborative and learning focused Test community, you'll work as part of an agile, multi-disciplinary team.

You'll have an important role for us designing and building automated test solutions that mean our agents, users and claimants get a quality service and get quality products in their hands.

Your work will mean that when we need to help people, and they need our help, we'll be using the best possible products, services and solutions.

You will need excellent attention to detail, a commitment to quality, a belief in the benefits of faster feedback and the ability to make decisions to manage a well-assured service.

Day to day you will:

  • Help define and implement the strategy for building automation test solutions that help to assure the quality of products that make up DWPs digital services.
  • Lead Test Engineers across several teams, providing technical leadership and guidance.
  • Drive collaboration across engineers of different roles both within your team and the wider teams to solve problems and enable consistent solutions and strategies.
  • Build automation test solutions that help to assure the quality of our products, contribute towards their design, and look for way to improve the value automation adds.
  • Ensure that usability, accessibility, security, stability, and capacity are embedded in the development of services.
  • Drive teams to take a risk based, context driven approach to agile testing assessing and understanding the risks to drive decisions.
  • Lead the adoptions of Continuous Integration/Delivery pipelines to run a full range of tests against our products and assure our builds.
  • Lead the traceability of testing, risks, defects, and report progress to appropriate stakeholders across several teams.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, leading testing activities and engaging with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in modern programming language preferably JAVA or JavaScript and aptitude to learn.
  • Experience in building and maintaining API automation testing preferably Rest Assured or similar tools.
  • Experience in building and maintaining UI automation testing preferably Selenium / Cypress or similar tools.
  • Experience using DevOps tool such as GitLab, Jenkins or similar tools.
  • Experience of conducting and enabling non-functional testing such as Performance (preferably k6, gatling, JMeter or similar tools), Security, Compatibility and Accessibility.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs based in Birmingham, Leeds, London, 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 a blend of home working and time in the office.

We offer competitive pay of up to £63,517 nationally and £68,912 in London.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over £14,000 per year 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
  • 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
  • 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 "apply now" and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital.

Contact Name: DWP

Reference: TJ/7185/357335_1718097596

Job ID: 3327816

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