Vacancy Announcement at Common Wealth

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Vacancy Announcement at Common Wealth
Salary: £29,070 pa + benefits
The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our newly created Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.
Reporting to the Adviser & Team Leader (IT Systems) of DMU and working as part of a team of economists, debt specialists and IT professionals, the Assistant Systems Analyst & Developer will be responsible for developing, enhancing, and supporting UI automated testing into our Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines to increase test coverage, improve accuracy, detect defects early and ensure we deploy robust and high-quality software releases.
Among the responsibilities encompassed in this role includes (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain UI automation scripts for regression and end-to-end testing, to improve quality across the Commonwealth Meridian lifecycle;
  • Develop a strong understanding of the project, product features and architecture and align these with our test automation objectives;
  • Take part in the analysis of user needs in consultation with Debt Advisors, Business Analysts and other stakeholders;
  • Participate, as part of the DMU IT team, in system and release testing of the software modules for conformance with user specifications, performance, security and other software quality attributes; logging all software defects in DMU’ incident tracking system;
  • Document all development tasks at a technical level using available tools;
  • Make recommendations on coding standards for in-house development.

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close. You must have a degree in a relevant  field such as software development or any other qualification acceptable to the Secretariat with a major part relevant to computing. The ideal candidate will have very strong Microsoft .NET, C#, and Visual Studio skills. You must also have at least one year of demonstrated work experience of Microsoft .NET, C#, and Visual Studio skills, hands-on experience of using NUnit/Selenium WebDriver for test automation, and experience in developing automated test scripts. Experience in a software testing including integration, system, end-to-end and maintenance testing and demonstrable understanding of HTML, XML, CSS, and browser DOM is also an essential criteria.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.
Closing date: 3 June 2021, 1700hrs BST
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