DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work, and make payments worth over ??195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
We are looking for a Head of Software Testing to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.
You'll define and own comprehensive test strategies, leading a team of engineers to develop robust test approaches and innovative new solutions that will positively affect the lives of millions of UK citizens.
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.
Delivery. Work. Projects.
As a Head of Software Testing you'll be an expert voice and thought leader driving forward DWP's testing capabilities.
We need to know that the products, services and applications that we build and maintain work - they are critical to the lives of so many people - and we want you to help us become a world class test environment.
You'll define and own test strategies for your team, developing detailed testing solutions and identifying opportunities to innovate and improve.
You're a big part of our Test community too. You'll have opportunities to coach, direct and lead others from your test team and the wider test community, to establish and share best practices and champion testing excellence.
What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?
Proven ability to build, lead, mentor and direct large and complex software testing teams.
Demonstrable ability to define and publish a strategic, cohesive vision for modern software testing, including functional and non-functional testing (usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity).
Excellent idiomatic communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to audiences possessing varying levels of technical ability.
Software engineering capability with expertise in coding (at least one programming language).
Demonstrable capability in test automation, including UI Testing using Selenium (or similar), compliance and regulatory adherence, accessibility, security, capacity and infrastructure compliance testing.
Expertise in exploratory testing and context driven testing, able to define context-driven approaches, appropriate for the functionality being tested.
Excellent working knowledge of CI/CD and software testing within.
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in London, Manchester, Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Sheffield, whichever is most convenient for you.
We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.
In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to ??72,933 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, 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 including flexible working hours
Up to extra 3 days a month off using your flexi time
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 for your commute
Working in an award-winning environment and culture
At least 5 days a year of professional development, coaching, mentoring and career development opportunities.
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