About the role

The Urgent and Emergency Care setting is a fast-paced environment, and as a Test Specialist you will be dealing with addressing the constantly evolving and rewarding challenges in delivering patient care. 

You will be working with NHS Pathways, which is an NHS owned, clinical decision tool that has been built working with clinicians to provide safe, effective and evidence-based assessment and referral to appropriate care. Covering any patient contacting urgent or emergency care by telephone, online or face-to-face, it is used by all 111 areas and five of the ten national 999 ambulance services.

As part of the role you will be responsible for: 

  • Quality assuring new and updated products that range across various web sites, web services and Windows applications, becoming a key subject matter expert on them.
  • Representing the Development team in multi-disciplinary teams that are run in 4-weekly sprints across the whole programme.
  • Assisting with the migration to AWS Cloud from on-premises VMs.

About you

We want you to be set for success, these are some of the key skills and experience that you'll bring to the role:

  • Experience in quality assuring web sites, web services and Windows applications
  • Proven knowledge of key concepts of agile development – the agile lifecycle, the mechanics of scrums and sprints, the principles of continuous integration.
  • Experience of diagnosing, reporting, tracking and resolving test, assurance and quality issues using tools such as JIRA, Cherwell or similar.
  • Experience leading with problem analysis and resolution Specialist knowledge or experience of test and assurance practices, tools and techniques in an agile environment, including effective risk management.
  • Proven ability of applying structured test and assurance techniques and processes for complex IT systems and solutions.
  • Experience of keeping senior management, customers and stakeholders up to date on supplier or in-house testing activities including how issues are progressing and any unplanned delays

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease
For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to complete a technical test. The highest scoring candidates will then be invited attend an online interview due to take place approximately week commencing 11 October

To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

If you have previously interviewed for this role (or a similar one) with NHS Digital and been unsuccessful, we encourage you to obtain feedback from your initial application to support your future career as we will not accept any further applications for a period of six months.

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