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Senior Test Analyst - APEX


Auckland, NZ

Senior Test Analyst - APEX


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.


We are seeking energetic, highly motivated, and an experienced Senior Test Analyst with good technical skills to join our team. You have the right attitude and this is your chance to utilise your well-demonstrated testing skills in a large and complex environment.


To be successful, you will need to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Socially Intelligent - you're collaborative in nature and you employ alternative thinking. You're a caring individual who is supportive, and a good all-round communicator.
  • Adaptable and flexible - working in a fast-paced environment and across multiple delivery teams doesn't faze you and you accept change.
  • Intellectually capable - you're able to deal with ambiguity and complexity, and think of alternative solutions
  • You're Motivated - excited, creative, curious, persistent, and a resilient individual.


You will also need to:

  • Knowledgeable in creating and running SQL queries using SQL Developer.
  • Be technically savvy - you will be expected to develop both manual and automated tests - we use TOSCA as our tool of choice, as well as Selenium.
  • Experience in using CONFLUENCE, JIRA and SBE (Specifications by Example) techniques.
  • Familiar with or has experience in BDD (Behaviour Driven Development).
  • Familiar with and has worked in Agile projects and in DevOps delivery. Exposure to the Scaled Agile framework (SAFe would be a definite advantage).
  • End to End testing experience in systems such as MyMSD, CMS, EOS, SWIFTT or proven testing experience in another critical payment system will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and/or working experience on Oracle APEX will be an advantage.


Successful candidates will have the chance to develop skills alongside multiple skilled DevOps teams using cutting edge I.T. systems and automation. The position offers a challenging, fast paced work environment and the opportunity to work for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of New Zealanders.


How to apply 

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 applicants (including Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us via email at


Applications close:  8th November 2020.

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