Services Australia

Senior Test Engineer (BB-3A11F)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk AU

Description:
Services Australia is responsible for the delivery of advice and high-quality, accessible social, health and child support services and payments. We deliver a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support.

Work context
Services Australia makes government services simple so people can get on with their lives. Our goal is to make it easier to engage with the services that Australians rely on.

To achieve this goal, we are transforming the way we work to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for customers. 

Job description
Services Australia is home to one of the largest in-house Information and Communication Technology (ICT) operations in the Southern Hemisphere, Technology Services. 

Technology Services provides the underpinning technology and expertise to support the Agency’s vision in the provision of government services to Australians. Technology Services are responsible for the direct delivery of government services and payments to the Australian public, communities, and business through online channels. We have a significant in-house technology workforce with a broad skills base to serve government and are well positioned to service the changing needs and expectations of the community now and into the future.

We are seeking to fill multiple APS6 Senior Test Engineer roles across multiple teams who will contribute to the high quality and consistent delivery of its ICT programs of work.

The Senior Test Engineer ensures that ICT solutions improve quality, performance and function and are fit for business purpose. The Senior Test Engineer ensures that all test effort activities are effectively completed and carried out in accordance with agreed test guidelines. 

The Senior Test Engineer works under the limited direction of senior staff. They exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. Decision making is dependent on judgement, skills and knowledge. 

The Senior Test Engineer manages and organises their own work in the context of competing priorities, including contributing to business planning, changes in workplace practices and innovative improvement strategies. 

The Senior Test Engineer may manage a small team.

Desirable
Hold or have the ability to obtain ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualification Board) Foundation.

  • Provide leadership and manage a team including overseeing the management of performance, attendance, health and wellbeing.
  • Develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning to increase performance, engagement and retention.
  • Manage the timely delivery of testing outcomes and the quality of testing processes, including assisting with undertaking test effort estimation and managing resources to ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Provide subject matter expertise/in depth technical analysis to ensure the ICT Service functions are as per requirements whilst monitoring, reporting on progress of testing activities and managing time and effort to ensure test cases are running to project schedule and escalate any issues throughout the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Collaborate and work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve quality project outcomes by assisting with the management of Test Plans and schedules for each release.
  • Contribute to team improvement initiatives and projects, including team tools, process changes, test automation and assist with defining requirements for the test environments.
  • Create and execute complex test cases on appropriate testing platforms using own in-depth technical analysis of specifications.
  • Review test cases from team members to ensure quality.


  • Security Clearance level required: Baseline (or ability to obtain and maintain).

    To be eligible for employment with the Department of Human Services, applicants must be an Australian citizen. An applicant’s suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes a requirement for the applicant to undergo and satisfy a national police history check, referee checks and an employment history integrity check and where relevant, a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check. A health clearance may also need to be completed. Any concerns raised in these checks will be further investigated. If you are currently, or have been, the subject of any disciplinary or Code of Conduct investigation(s) by an employer, you will be required to declare this in your application. 

    Applicants must be willing and eligible to undergo and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level, if applicable to the position. 

    You should be aware that the Department of Human Services employees may be required to undergo ongoing suitability assessments as part of their employment with the department.

    Should an applicant be found suitable for a role they will be required to provide proof of citizenship and if they have recently received a redundancy benefit, evidence that they have served their exclusion period.

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