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At RDG, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.

About RDG

RDG exists to unify, challenge and change.

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The Rail Delivery Group brings together the companies that run our railway - passenger and freight operators, together with Network Rail and HS2 - providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering a better railway for their customers.

RDG’s values, known as SPIRE, are Support, Partnership, Initiative, Respect and Excellence. Our values form an integral part of our recruitment, performance and recognition processes.

We’re passionate about providing an amazing employee experience and take the wellbeing of our team seriously. To support this, we offer a fantastic range of benefits to all permanent employees, which includes:

  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays, Christmas shopping leave, Moving House day)
  • 75% reduction on UK rail travel (for work and leisure)
  • Reduced international rail travel
  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised private medical care
  • 50% gym discount
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 30 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Personal Development Days
  • Free fruit for everyone on Mondays
  • And much more!

 

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Current Vacancies

QA Lead Analyst 

Rail Delivery Group/ATOC, Central London – 18 months FTC, Competitive Salary and Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

RDG’s Quality Assurance Practice are currently seeking a QA Lead Analyst to join the NRE Modernisation project team.

The project’s objective is to modernise the National Rail Enquiries digital channels and build its future as a leading source of rail information and journey planning to millions of rail passengers in the UK and worldwide.

This role will cover key testing and QA activities associated with the project as well as manage and conduct business and acceptance testing. The Test Lead/analyst will be key to helping deliver quality assurance and associated testing activities for projects, relevant reporting and defect management with collaborative supplier management. We are looking for someone with good experience in Agile methodologies and working with the broader teams, 3rd parties and industry. The successful candidate will bring to the table a good mind for quality assurance and have an eye for detail.

The ideal person will be:

Professionally qualified with a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering and or relevant Computer Science or Information Technology qualification and/or an ISTQB or similar certification in Foundation and Agile.

It is essential you can demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Working on digital projects involving front-to-back end integration using API technologies as well as user experience improvements with a relentless focus on the customer.
  • Produce and maintain test plans across the lifecycle of the project for all aspects of Acceptance Testing. 
  • Working with Business Lead/analyst and other project team members to actively manage planned sprints/releases.
  • Test Estimation (agile and waterfall methods) to ensure that the effort for testing on projects is correctly captured and tracked.
  • Development and maintenance of Customer Acceptance Test objectives matrices through the project and successful baselining as part of project closure.
  • Definition of Acceptance Test criteria and working with Business Stakeholders to sign off user test requirements and test acceptance criteria.
  • Excellent knowledge of agile methodologies and practices.
  • Working knowledge of DevOps and CI/CD along with automation.
  • Working knowledge or past experience of automation using Selenium.
  • Day to day management of tasks within project QA team and managing delivery of test deliverables on behalf of the team.
  • Work with 3rd parties and internal QA team to build on automated testing.
  • Be proactive and escalate any delays in testing to project manager and/or test Manager in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and an ability to focus on quality of work
  • Possess good analytical skills, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm
  • Detail orientated that is always reflected in documentation
  • Proactively engaging with team members, open and transparent approach and an enthusiastic team player

Desirable qualities for the candidate are:

  • Experience with Automation Tools – Selenium, SOAP UI, REST
  • Experience with test management Tools – HP Quality Centre, JIRA, Microsoft TFS, Selenium Open Source
  • Demonstrable experience in Rail industry and associated concepts
  • Experience with analysis of requirements and creating and tracking requirement coverage
  • Experience of rail industry practices and processes
  • Holds self & others accountable for achieving results that embody principles of diversity and RDG’s values
  • Experience of implementing process improvement across the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Pro-actively initiates, develops and maintains effective working relationships with team members
  • Demonstrable ability to co-operate with a variety of people and achieve results
  • A demonstrable aptitude for picking up knowledge and working on a steep learning curve

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here. Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 4th February 2021

At RDG we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 20 days of the advert closing I am afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Solution Architect - 12 month FTC

London 

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are looking for a product Solution Architect to join our team to deliver appropriate architecture deigns one or more key projects (over the next 12 months), the initial focus of the role being on development of a solution for Rail Staff Travel.

Rail Staff Travel (RST), part of RDG, provides free and discounted travel facilities for eligible active and retired employees of the rail industry (Rail Staff) and eligible family members (Dependants). Different facilities are available to Safeguarded Staff, who worked for British Rail prior to privatisation, and Non-Safeguarded Staff, who joined the industry after privatisation.

Today these rail staff travel facilities are administered by RST through a website and call centre. Discounted rate products and reservations for free travel are currently only able to be sold and fulfilled at manned National Rail station ticket offices and onboard train. RST now wishes to provide a new, fully supported, online retailing service which will enable Rail Staff to plan a journey, purchase both public and RST discounted travel products, make reservations and fulfil their tickets using the same methods that are available to the public.

The Solution Architect  will:

  • Design and ensure the delivery of an appropriate solution architecture (and relevant artefacts) that deliver on the business requirements while complying with RDG architecture policies and principles
  • Be the go technical and solution lead on allocated programmes, assuring the adherence to the wider technology vision of RDG
  • Work closely with suppliers and vendors to realise the approved solution architecture
  • Work with the business owners to develop a solution roadmap

Candidates for the Railcard business owner role will have:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a technology related degree.
  • Previous experience in a Solution architect (or equivalent role).
  • Proven leadership on a multi-vendor, multi-solution environment .
  • Previous experience with E-commerce programmes
  • The ability to think strategically as well as adapt to a changing customer and retailing environment.

A CV will not be required at this stage – therefore if you believe you have the qualities we are seeking, you should submit a short summary of your key skills and experience (using the template below), detailing why you feel you would be a great fit for this role.

To apply for this role, please click here. Please then email your summary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A full job description is available on request.

Closing Date - 29th January 2021

At RDG we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We want to attract candidates from every background irrespective of culture or belief, instilling camaraderie in the workplace, whereby the integration of individual thoughts and values are encouraged. We strive to avoid and challenge discrimination against individuals with regard to gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, age, disability, sexual or relationship orientation.

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 20 days of the advert closing I am afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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