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Integration Test Lead

Job summary

Grade B3: £39,312 - £47,065
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
11 October 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Integration Test Lead within Social Security Scotland based in Dundee or Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

DDat Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review. This post is part of the Scottish Government DDaT profession. As a member of the profession you will join the professional development system, currently BCS RoleModelplus.

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) division within the Social Security Scotland are delivering an ambitious digital programme to support the transfer of welfare powers to the Scottish Government, whilst also supporting the strategy of a leading digital organisation and ensuring Scotland becomes a leading digital nation.

The new Social Security IT systems will be the largest, most complex IT programme of change since devolution. The team started with an almost blank page and the IT spend over the course of the project is estimated at circa £300m. The new agency will process payments of £3.3bn for 1.5 million citizens.

Setting the new system up is a hugely complex task but a challenge that we relish and one that we are absolutely determined to get right. The goal is a social security system that is there to support the people of Scotland, when they need it, for decades to come.

The Integration Platform is the strategic core platform to provide API Lifecycle Management and enable integration between the Scottish Government and external sources, such Health Boards, Local Authorities and third party suppliers. This role presents a unique opportunity to work as an Integration Test Lead within the Chief Digital Office division working across a number of technology platforms to assure Interface delivery.

Essential Criteria
1. Test coordination
Takes responsibility for the integrity of system testing and acceptance activities, within a development or integration project or programme. Co-ordinates the execution of system testing and acceptance activities for a development project or programme of projects. TEST502
2. Testing strategy
Defines and communicates the test strategy for the project or programme. Co-operates with clients/users and senior staff as required to agree the testing strategy to be employed for the projects. Maintains awareness of testing alternatives at a level where they can be analysed and the most effective testing strategy selected and agreed. TEST503
3. Test execution
Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards. TEST404
4. Stakeholder engagement
Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. RLMT502

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the Webex app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rachel Dunlop who can be reached at Rachel.Dunlop@gov.scot.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.'

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing team via recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

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