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IT Test Environment Support Technician

Apply now Job no: 055549
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: IT

Business Unit: IT Operations, Application Platform Team
Salary Range: £29,184 to £43,776 DOE with great benefits
Location: UK based - remote working available
Contract type: Permanent

In our quest to make things better, we never stop looking at how every bit of banking works. We sweat the small stuff, because we know it makes a big difference for our customers. But at the heart of this are our people – who we couldn’t do without. Our bold and brilliant colleagues who bring their A game every single day. The question is – are you ready to bring yours?

Virgin Money has a vision to grow into a Digital-First bank, living our purpose to Make People Happier About Money; our goal is to build and run our Digital banking services on a modern, Cloud technology platform. As we begin this journey we also have a range of systems and services that we must continue to provide an excellent service and support towards.

This is an exciting entry level role where you will be part of a team supporting the organisations test environments. You will be provided with the training and support to complement hands’ on practical experience and your development will be actively encouraged to help you build a career within the Application Platform Team.

The team are part of the IT Operations Core & Data function that manage some of the banks critical systems and applications. This is an exciting time to join the team as there are a range of projects and cross skilling opportunities as we continue with our integration & Digital-First bank plans across the organisation.

This role will initially support our testing environments with the opportunity to grow into the role and support other technical areas and environments. The successful candidate will provide technical assistance to enable effective delivery of code deployments and application upgrades, which will then go through a wide range of testing before going live. Whilst complying with current security policy and test environment procedures. The successful candidate will be expected to cross train in other technical areas and environments to ultimately provide a broader support range.

We need you to have…

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• General understanding of IT
• Good analytical, problem solving and IT system skills
• Good Interpersonal Skills
• Good Time Management - prioritising multiple activities in a rapidly changing environment
• An ability to work on own initiative and take responsibility for team deliverables

We would like you to have...
• ISTQB Tester Foundation Level
• An IT related degree
• Experience/understanding of all phases of the project lifecycle
• Experience of scripting and automation
• Practical experience of UNIX (preferably RHEL, AIX and Solaris) and UNIX shell scripting
• Knowledge of WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
• Understanding of Banking Applications and Practices

RED HOT Rewards

• 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)
• Five extra paid well-being days per year
• 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
• Option to receive up to a 13% pension contribution
• Six months sick leave and six months half pay
• A digital-first colleague experience
• Ability to work anywhere in the UK

Inclusion at Virgin Money
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at careers@virginmoney.com.
Point to note
At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit
If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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