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Infrastructure Engineer (Load and Performance testing)

Posted 15 days ago

Location : Birkenhead, North West England, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London (region), CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands (England), CV1 2WT : Durham, North East England, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West England, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West England, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands (England), LE3 5DR : Plymouth, South West England, PL6 5WS : Warton, North West England, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands (England), TF3 4LR
Salary : £41,206
type : Permanent
Working pattern : Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time
Benefits : Competitive
About the job
It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the worlds leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.
We are looking for an Infrastructure Engineer (Load and Performance testing) to join our Transformation & Technology Directorate.
You will be part of the IT Operations Practice, which is responsible for the performance and delivery of all technical infrastructure which underpins and supports the organisation.
HM Land Registry's existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.
Job description
The Load and Infrastructure Performance Team plays an important role in load testing of Land Registry Services, providing assurance to the business and stakeholders.
As part of your role, you will provide technical support for the maintenance of IT Infrastructure and platforms, as part of a wider infrastructure engineering community. You will plan and manage technical changes related to your specialism and implement technology to ensure non-functional requirements and service levels can be achieved, engaging with other technical specialists where appropriate.
You will take responsibility for the resolution of incidents or escalation, as appropriate and support continuous enhancements to pre-production services and systems to prevent service outages. You will work with the delivery practice to construct and maintain realistic estimates and plans for Infrastructure deliverables, produce and maintain technical team documentation and work with the Lead Infrastructure Leads in the documentation of designs of new solutions.
There will be frequent travel required to the Plymouth office to work with colleagues and other locations in the UK. Please note that due to the nature of the role, you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
HMLR believe that a blended approach to where you work that enables some time working from home, as well as in the office may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits, therefore we expect everyone to spend at least 60% of their working time in the office.
Please see the attached candidate pack for further information on this role.
Person specification
To be successful in this role, you will either hold a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) or have experience in a performance/load test field. You will also be ISTQB - Foundation in software testing qualified.
You will have in-depth experience using LoadRunner Professional or Enterprise testing software and working knowledge of several relevant technologies and software such as Jenkins, Openshift, Kabana, Post Gres databases and mainframe Supersession.
You will have experience with writing and modifying load-testing scripts using programming or scripting languages. You can also demonstrate evidence of gathering and analysing non-functional requirements, planning load tests and reporting to stakeholders.
The role may require occasional planned out of hours working in order to deal with IT changes and maintenance. If needed to undertake on-call activities an additional payment is made based on the size of the on-call team.
This post requires Security Clearance and could be subject to further background checks. You will require a minimum of 5 years of residence in the UK.
For applicants applying to our Coventry office, please note that our office will be moving to our new location, Cheylesmore House, 5 Quinton Road, Coventry CV1 2WT. The move from our current location (CV1 3BH) will happen in phases, with all staff due to have moved to Cheylesmore House by July 2024.
Where an individual taking up the responsibility will be based in the Swansea Office, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.
Alongside your salary of £41,206, HM Land Registry contributes £9,881 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
At HM Land Registry our vision is a world-leading property market as part of a thriving economy and a sustainable future. We are unique in terms of the economic and social impacts of our work, our ability to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers, our sense of mission, and our great people. They are the foundation of all we have achieved and all we aspire to in the future. We want our people to feel proud to work for HM Land Registry and be able to fulfil their full potential.
We have a strong and positive culture, a commitment to inclusivity, an emphasis on continuous learning and development, and flexible ways of working. We offer competitive pay and annual leave, attractive pension options and a wide range of other benefits.
You may have experience in the following: Administrator, Data Center Engineer, IT Support Engineer, Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer, Infrastructure Automation Engineer, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Infrastructure Solutions Engineer, Infrastructure Analyst, Infrastructure Manager, IT Operations Engineer, Tester, Testing, Test Analyst, Test Engineer, etc.