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IT & Telecomms / Testing & QA

Contract or Temp

Position : Test Engineers

Location : ACT

Gateway Synergy is looking for experienced Test Engineer contractors for a government agency.

The government agency is seeking to identify suitable Candidates to perform the role of Test Engineers, from junior levels to expert and manager levels, to support the agency achieve overall testing strategies, managing effective planning, monitoring and execution of all testing activities within the agency.

Test Engineers ensure that their test effort is effectively executed and that allocated activities are completed in a structured, consistent manner in accordance with agreed test guidelines. They use their in-depth knowledge to provide technical advice and development to less experienced testers. They exercise a degree of independent judgement and make decisions within defined parameters that require reliance on skills and knowledge. Test Engineers plan their own work and contribute to teamwork goals in the context of competing priorities, and changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies.

The Role
Duties may include, but not limited to, some or all of the following:

  • manage the timely delivery of testing outcomes and the quality of testing processes
  • plan, develop, and manage test cases for different types of testing at various stages of testing on appropriate testing platforms
  • liaise with project teams to ensure appropriate methodology and testing tools are used for testing processes
  • review complex test cases from team members to ensure quality
  • contribute to the approach for scripting, test data requirements gathering, and test data gathering
  • define and document requirements for test environments
  • develop and manage team improvement initiatives and projects, including team tools and process changes
  • identify, analyse, manage and report on trends of defects, programming errors and inconsistent operational characteristics
  • conduct complex testing to ensure the ICT service functions as per requirements
  • undertake test effort estimation and manage resources to ensure project deliverables are met
  • lead and support operations of the team, including monitoring business performance, setting priorities, and managing resources and workflow
  • develop staff capability through coaching and mentoring to increase performance and engagement
  • contribute to and influence ICT strategy resolving conflicts as needed
  • monitor and manage work output and quality, against established performance standards through interpretation of quality analysis and reporting
  • report on the achievement of business outcomes, key performance indicators and quality assurance to manage performance
  • proactively share knowledge and expertise, and provide assistance and mentorship to less experienced colleagues
  • prepare and review a range of written material including technical and corporate documentation
  • assist with the management of finances, resources and budget requirements and issues within area of responsibility
  • collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve project outcomes
  • engage and partner with other agencies and service providers to build service delivery capability
  • encourage innovation, continuous improvement and manage and support change

The Candidate:
Skills for the Information Age (SFIA) required:

  • Testing TEST – Level 5
  • Methods and tools METL – Level 5
  • Performance management PEMT- Level 5
  • Specialist advice TECH – Level 5
  • Stakeholder relationship management – Level 4

Ability to:

  • think strategically and align operational activity accordingly
  • lead and motivate staff to achieve quality outcomes
  • think laterally and generate innovative approaches
  • assess risks and implement mitigation strategies
  • mentor and guide staff learning and development
  • develop and manage a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • manage and resolve conflict using appropriate strategies
  • understand expectations and concerns, and negotiate quality outcomes
  • understand the audience and context, and effectively tailor communication and communication styles
  • develop long term plans for the team and manage work in the context of business priorities
  • undertake objective, systematic analysis and draw accurate conclusions based on evidence
  • make decisions based on professional judgement, risk evaluation and in the context of the environment
  • work highly independently under broad direction and act collaboratively
  • manage competing priorities to achieve quality outcomes and project completion
  • lead change initiatives and support staff through uncertainty and the change process.

What the role offers:

  • Up to $2000/day contracting rate for the right candidate
  • 12 month initial contract with 2 possible 12 month extensions
  • A fun, collaborative and productive team.
  • Below the line role


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