Jobs/Software Tester


Software Tester



Agency / Department

Australian Electoral Commission

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$115 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Australian Electoral Commission is seeking an experienced Software Tester to assist with a body of work being undertaken by the agency.


The Tester will be responsible for:  

  • Engaging with development teams to understand the scope of product releases and develop testing requirements based on business objectives, functional requirements and service level requirements  
  • Develop test plans, test scenarios and/or test scripts  
  • Well-developed testing skills, including the ability to write detailed test cases, review and execute complex manual and automated test cases.  
  • Undertake testing activities including functional, integration and regression testing for each release cycle  
  • Report and track the resolution of defects/issues as they are found in testing.  
  • Develop test reports as required  
  • Experience in an Agile Testing environment  
  • Managing testing deadlines  
  • Develop automated testing capability if required  
  • Other duties as directed

Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience as a Software Tester within an enterprise application development environment
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with vendors, AEC’s business areas and IT Branch staff as required
  3. Well-developed testing skills, including the ability to write, review and execute complex manual and automated test cases.
  4. Well-developed experience in defect management using industry-standard tools such as Microsoft DevOps or equivalent
  5. Experience in Microsoft, Azure, Dynamics 365, MS portal, SharePoint online, Data Migration
  6. Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work completed

Desired Criteria


Security Clearance

Must have current baseline clearance


Must have current baseline clearance

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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