Digital Technologist - Quality & Testing

Student Loans Company
From £28,695 to £38,857 per annum
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Student Loans Company administers student funding on behalf of the Government and the devolved administrations Every year we process over one million applications and payout £7 billion in loans and grants to student studying in the UK. We are also responsible for tuition fee payments of around £7.5 billion to universities and colleges annually. With over 6.9 million customers and a loan book valued in excess of £80 billion, the numbers speak for themselves.We are looking for self-driven individuals who are passionate about their career and keen to develop further, to discover new ways of working and step out of their comfort zone. If you have the energy and enthusiasm to be part of our team we want to hear from you.
Job TitleDigital Technologist - Quality & Testing
What does the role involve day to day?To participate and drive the testing of systems throughout the agile process.To drive and implement a comprehensive test strategy using appropriate testing tools and techniques.To introduce new practices and techniques to SLC whilst conforming to agreed standards.To facilitate knowledge transfers to other testers within the department.
Some of the benefits of working at SLCGenerous holiday allowance (36 days including bank and public holidays) with ability to buy/sell up to 6 days per yearGenerous funded defined benefit Pension schemeFree life assuranceEnhanced maternity cover and shared parental leaveExcellent work life balance with flexi time (pre-planned, subject to business requirements)Interest free loans for travel tickets and access to low cost tax efficient cycle schemeEmployee access to tax efficient salary sacrifice car schemeAccess to discounted products from major high street brandsGreat training opportunities including company funded self studyLong term career opportunitiesCity Centre Location
What do you need to meet our job criteria to be considered for interviewA further education qualification in a computer related discipline or demonstrable relevant practical experience.
Proven track record of testing software developments in a structured environment preferably using java-developed web based systems.
Demonstrate self development and recently undertaken learning (not specifically in the IT field). 
Ability to question team members and SMEs to discover details of proposed functionality, rather than gather all information from formal documentation. To then fully understand the scope of testing, including which business processes and system functions need to be included. 
Ability to test partially-completed functionality, understand what a defect is and what has not been implemented yet, and provide constructive feedback to developers.
What does the application process involve?Please visit our Careers Page to view all of our current opportunities and apply!

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