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APS4 IT Test Analyst - Multiple Locations

Please note: Whilst these jobs are listed as remote, employees will be required to work in the office at one of the locations listed below.

Specialisterne Australia offers a pathway for neurodiverse individuals to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that they can bring to their organisation. We offer a workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, and patient way their skills and abilities, directly to employers.

We are excited to be working with a Federal Government partner on their Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program to attract the skills and abilities of neurodiverse people to their organisation. The program aims to build a more diverse workforce accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment. Our partner recognises diversity is one of the greatest assets staff bring to the workplace. By embracing individual differences our Federal Government partner supports everyone to realise their full potential in an inclusive and culturally safe work environment.

The Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program is a 12-month temporary employment

opportunity. The program has a unique structure providing participants with a

Career Development Manager to guide and support capability development and a

business manager supporting development of on-the-job technical knowledge

and skills. Participants will be actively supported and encouraged to apply for a

permanent position in future recruitment processes.

The Federal Government partner values the mutual benefits to both the incoming

candidates sourced through Specialisterne and the valuable skills and abilities

neurodiverse people can offer in their critical services.

Location of roles:

The job roles are located in various locations, Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne CBD, Newcastle or Penrith. Applicants should live within a commutable distance to any of these locations. Applicants outside of these locations but are prepared to relocate for employment through this opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you are applying from outside of these locations and would require relocating, please consider the various factors associated with relocating and Government relocation incentives. Note: there are COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in common workplaces in these locations.

Job Description

An APS4 IT Test Analyst tests the function and interfaces of the systems which make up the agency's core business processing systems, sourcing and analysing design documents, and assists in the preparation, peer-review and execution of test scripts.

The APS4 IT Test Analyst works in an agile environment and prepares, maintains and reviews test requirements and scripts, derived from design analysis and business requirements, raising defects and performing basic troubleshooting, gathering information for defect entries and identifying points of failure.

They communicate across a range of media types, using various styles to suit different audiences and understand and embrace the agency's various ways of working and are agile in their approach to collaboration and delivery of services.

Work Level Standard

An APS Level 4 employee would generally be required to undertake tasks of

moderate complexity and work under general direction. They are accountable

for organising their workflow and making decisions within defined parameters

relating to the area of responsibility. Employees at this level may exercise

some discretion with respect to how legislation, procedures and guidelines are

interpreted and applied.

APS 4 employees provide specialist and administrative support that is informed and directed by sound knowledge in specific areas and may undertake some research and analysis activities. Employees may have a public contact role and may be required to communicate with and provide advice to a range of external stakeholders. Work may involve supervision and leadership of a team with responsibility for coaching and training newer and less experienced members of a small work team.

Duty Statement

  1. Prepare, create, manipulate, maintain, execute and review test requirements and scripts, derived from design analysis and liaise with design, build and business teams

  2. Raise defects and perform basic troubleshooting, gathering information for defect entries and identifying points of failure

  3. Liaise with business analysts, Scrum teams, stakeholders and clients with regard to test queries to support achievement of business requirements

  4. Adhere to agency established processes, methodologies, procedures and best practice in testing methods and quality standards in the maintenance of documentation to support and validate test activities

  5. Develop test documentation, responding to client enquiries on test specifications, test scripts and/or test plans

  6. Identify data requirements for test case execution

Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (includes ADD)

  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to the Federal Government’s background checks

  • All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.

  • Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Workshop and Assessment Centre process

What you should have

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Ability to think critically and have solid problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work on tasks autonomously and seek assistance when required

  • Effective time-management skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective attention to detail

  • Positive attitude towards learning new technologies and products

  • Has experience preparing, maintaining and reviewing test requirements, raising defects and performing basic troubleshooting

What is nice to have

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields.

  • Have practical and advanced experience creating, maintaining and executing test cases while recording relevant results and issues within tools, such as Microsoft TFS.

  • Have a knowledge of large enterprise systems, such as those used for Income Tax, Superannuation, and Activity Statement processing.

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