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Senior Test Analyst (Automation)

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Test Analyst (Automation)

The Ministry of Social Development has one of the largest Information Technology Groups in the country. The IT Testing Services Team works in coordination with other IT departments and is primarily responsible for providing independent application and product testing.


About the role:
We are seeking energetic highly motivated experienced Senior Test Analyst who is keen to grow your test career and skillset to join our team. This is your chance to utilise your well demonstrated testing skills in a large and complex environment.


An overview of your responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate and manage planning of the system and/or acceptance tests, including software security testing,
  • Provide high quality, expert advice on any aspect of test planning and execution
  • Define test strategy across projects
  • Manage all test processes, including; test plans, resources, costs, timescales and deliverables
  • Build strong trusting relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure a high standard of testing is performed


What you will bring to the role:

  • Relevant testing experience with manual and automation testing across a range of differing project sizes, scopes and complexities.
  • Experience in UI and API Automation, testing APIs using SoapUI, RedyAPI and Rest Assured
  • Solid understanding of JAVA with OOPs Concepts.
  • Experience must include Selenium Web Driver with BDD framework such as Cucumber/ Concordian/ JBehave.
  • Knowledge of testing framework like Junit and TestNG.
  • An understanding of cloud based software and web services.
  • A good understanding and experience in testing IBM API Connect 
  • Knowledge of tools like SQL, Gradle, Maven, Git, Bitbucket, SVN.


What's in it for you: 
•    We support your career development and ensure we work with you to meet your goals 
•    We are committed to work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements! 
•    Develop skills alongside multiple skilled DevOps teams using cutting edge I.T. systems and automation.
•    Work within one of the sector's largest technology groups in NZ.
•    Work for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of New Zealanders


How to Apply:
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at
Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External Candidates – (including Ministry for Children Oranga Tamariki employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at
Applications close: 18th July 2019.

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