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Senior Digital Test Engineer

Job Reference: 918-IX4928

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Solutions Delivery
Filton, Bristol
£37,570 to £43,772

Put your tech skills to the test

At NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), next-generation technology is a fundamental part of our goal to be the best donation service in the world. But to take full advantage of cutting-edge digital innovation, we need to build a team of driven and talented tech professionals. Join NHS Blood & Transplant and you’ll be treated as the expert – with the freedom to act on your ideas and use the latest tools to deliver success your way. Technology roles with this level of autonomy and impact are very hard to find, and your work will help us save and improve lives by meeting the needs of donors and matching life-giving organs and blood to those who desperately need them.

As our Senior Digital Test Engineer, you’ll create and implement test strategies, processes and tests for a range of new and existing products, platforms and interactions. These products and features really make a difference to people’s lives and help colleagues across the NHS to complete tasks and requests more easily, so it is essential that our testing is robust and effective.

. You’ll work closely with the development team and stakeholders to understand the business and user requirements and translate them into effective tests to ensure standards are met, working across a range of testing tools, both manual and automated, and continue to develop our test offering.

As part of the role, you’ll occasionally be required to travel and spend time away from the workplace, which will involve working irregular hours and overnight stays.

We’re looking for experienced test engineers who are either ready for a senior position or already at this level. You’ll have a sound knowledge of test management, estimation, monitoring, and black box/white box testing, along with software automation and integrated data interfaces. You should also have experience in MS Azure, Browserstack, MS Test and NUnit, as well as automated testing tools, e.g. Selenium.

Communication and collaboration skills are also essential, and you should be comfortable relating complex information to colleagues of all levels and working with diverse contacts to make projects successful. You’ll also be able to motivate others while delivering at pace, balancing multiple priorities at the same time.

You should be educated to Master’s level or equivalent, ideally with a postgraduate diploma in software testing or a related subject.

Your learning and development are crucial to us. When you join NHSBT, your manager will discuss your career aims and we’ll find the right opportunities to make them happen. Our Shine programme covers a breadth of activities to support your personal and professional growth, including leadership skills, management techniques as well as scientific and clinical development. With us, you’ll also have access to a wealth of impressive benefits, including generous annual leave, an NHS pensions, flexible working and childcare vouchers.

The closing date for applications is midnight on the evening of Wednesday 4th December, interviews are anticipated to be held in the week commencing 9th December, subject to confirmation.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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