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Vacancy for Quality Assurance Engineering Manager

Salary up to £59,733 plus an additional allowance of up to £15,000 for exceptional candidates (additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)
Directorate Customer and Corporate Services
Function Digital
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37hpw

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Quality Assurance Engineering Manager

Location: Flexible (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Preston, Leeds or Newcastle)

Salary: up to £59,733 plus an additional allowance of up to £15,000 for exceptional candidates (additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)

Benefits package includes: holiday allowance of 27 days + bank holidays, NHS Pension Scheme, NHS fleet solutions car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies and Childcare voucher scheme/tax free childcare.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 31st January 2019 at 11:45pm

About CQC

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We have already transformed our organisation, putting the public and best practice at the heart of everything we do. The work continues as CQC is undergoing a significant digital transformation. The Digital directorate will be overseeing delivery of our information management and technology strategy, setting out to overhaul our systems over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen our Digital function to deliver on our business priorities. Our core methodology and delivery approach will shift from a waterfall to an agile method. 

About the Role

As an experienced Quality Assurance Engineering Manager, you will lead the QA Engineering team and function, ensuring automation and quality are built into Digital services by acting as the central QA Authority, providing leadership to the product teams and act as a point of escalation for the QA Engineers while managing project risks with stakeholders.

You will work with managers from other engineering disciplines to share QA Engineering best practice and encourage everyone in the teams to think about ‘quality’ and make it intrinsic to their processes.

You will be responsible for supporting the product teams by making sure they have access to the relevant people, test tools and frameworks as well as reviewing test standards and procedures to optimise test delivery.

About You

You should be educated to degree-level with professional qualification OR/AND equivalent experience, especially in leading and managing a QA Engineering function specialising in test automation, development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses as well as pragmatic testing approaches and developing QA approaches that fit how the overall software ecosystems work together.

To be successful in this role, you should have knowledge and experience of a broad range of testing and test planning including but not limited to, BDD, TDD, System Testing, Regression Testing and Integration Testing and non-functional testing, e.g. Load and Stress Testing. You should be familiar with a range of tools such as Selenium, SpecFlow, Gerkin, JMeter, Postman, SOAPUI, Protractor, Git.

Knowledge and experience of technologies such as HTML, XML, SSL, JSON, ASP.NET, MS Azure, SQL are also important for this role, as well as experience in the DevOps approach, working closely with DevOps Engineers and Software Engineers delivering test automation as part of the Continual Integration and Continual Deployment processes. 

Experience working as part of multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary Agile teams delivering Web applications and working within a DevOps culture, with continual integration, continual testing and continual deployment of code is desirable.

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External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3-year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage. We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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