Lead Test Engineer, Flexible - full time, part time, job share, home working options

Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
£42,507 - £45,571 FTE
Posted
19 Nov 2020
Closes
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Permanent

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: £42,507 - £45,571 with a possible Recruitment and Retention Allowance of up to £8,000 dependent on skill set.

Hours: Flexible - full time, part time, job share, home working options

Contract: Permanent

If you are an experienced Software Testing Engineer with technical leadership expertise, this role presents a career defining opportunity in the field of testing. Join us and be part of a vibrant test community delivering on UKHO's strategic digital vision.

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

As a lead you will provide technical leadership across a number of different delivery teams, providing guidance in all areas of testing. You’ll be hands-on coding when required and helping the teams produce high quality tests both manual and automated. You will also have the opportunity to work on your own projects, such as researching a new testing tool, building new frameworks, or looking at new ways of testing that could be adopted by UKHO.

A typical day could look like:

  • Working with a delivery team in the morning to help them resolve an issue with their delivery pipelines
  • Attending a sprint event to help guide another team on the best automation options for a piece of work
  • Pairing with another Lead Tester on investigating a new testing tool
  • Mentoring a junior tester on manual testing processes
  • Writing a blog on some work that you have done that may be of interest to the wider government test community

You’ll be joining a community of some 17 people that both collaborate within the community but have several collaboration projects working with colleagues across a number of different government departments. We value highly people’s personal development, within the test community we have people on Azure, AWS, Java and C# Certifications to name a few.

What we are looking for

Experience in providing technical leadership and evidence of a deep and wide range of skills in testing areas (manual and automation), including building and maintaining automated testing frameworks, is essential. Equally important will be your broad range of commercial experience using  .Net, Java or similar language.

And in return?

UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential and offers a wealth of training and development opportunities. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. Peoples’ start and end times are built around their own preferences We’re all set up for working from home and encourage people to make use of this if they prefer.  We are committed to providing part time options and reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. We also have an award-winning office environment, wellbeing schemes, a generous annual leave allowance, and access to MOD and Civil service discounts, the opportunities open to you here are hard to beat.

For a full job description, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button to be taken to the Civil Service Jobs website.  

Closing date: 11:55 pm on 6 December 2020.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.