Senior Test Engineer

Job Title: Senior Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 239728_1633071724
Contact Name: Ben van Loggerenberg
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 01, 2021 17:02

Job Description

A Senior Test Engineer is required for a contract through until October 2022 (with extensions). This role would see the successful candidate work within a large federal government department


  • The Senior Test Engineer ensures that ICT solutions improve quality, performance, architectural and functional requirements and are fit for business purpose.
  • The Senior Test Engineer ensures that all test effort activities are effectively completed and carried out in accordance with agreed test guidelines.
  • The Senior Test Engineer works under the limited direction of senior staff. They exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. Decision making is dependent on judgement, skills and knowledge.
  • The Senior Test Engineer manages and organises their own work in the context of competing priorities, including contributing to business planning, changes in workplace practices and innovative improvement strategies.
  • The Senior Test Engineer may manage a team.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Certification in ISTQB Foundations
  • Experience in Test Automation an advantage
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team and dedicated test teams. identify, analyse, manage and document all defects, programming errors and operational characteristics that are inconsistent with stated requirements and design specifications monitor and manage time and effort to ensure test cases are running to project schedule and escalate any issues support a small team including setting local priorities, managing resources, and assisting with the development of work plans collaborate with stakeholders to resolve issues and ensure effective and timely implementation of projects
  • Exercises a degree of independent judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures
  • Ability to apply in-depth practices and procedures when designing, executing and creating test cases
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and deal with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute test cases on appropriate testing platforms using own in-depth analysis of specifications.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both when writing documentation and when writing code.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Ben van Loggerenberg on (02) 6268 9703 quoting reference 239728