Gateway UAT

Health Data Research UK

  • Salary: £65,000
  • Location: Flexible
  • Closing: 9:00am, 1st Nov 2021 GMT

Job Description

About Health Data Research UK

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the national Institute for data science in health.  Our UK team of experts develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to clinical, biological, genomic and other multi-dimensional health data to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public. 

Our mission is to make game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations through data science research and innovation.

For the first time we are bringing together our unique nationwide data assets and specialists across academia, research and healthcare to unlock knowledge and deliver new insights from molecule to man.  By undertaking research at scale, across a population of up to 65 million people, we have an unrivalled opportunity to use data to the highest ethical standards to drive breakthroughs in medical research.  This unleashes the potential to improve the way we are able to prevent, detect and diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease and asthma.

At Health Data Research UK, we employ talented individuals who bring their own unique skills and experience to support the vision and benefit the whole team.

 Purpose of the post

HDR UK requires the services of an experienced UAT Lead to lead the next stage of (Gateway) and associated services.

The role will involve quality assuring the delivery of all assets for the Gateway. This includes software development, external integrations and the content hosted by the Gateway.

Work closely with the Product Owner, Business Analysts and development team to define test criteria.

Work closely with product stakeholders to get user stories sign off and user acceptance completion

Support Business Analysts in the completion of user stories.

This role will learn from and build upon the work of HDR UK.  

Main Responsibilities:

·       UAT Lead:

o   Define acceptance criteria for all deliverables following a BDD or TDD methodology

o   Support user story definition

o   Help develop automations for testing and release lifecycles


·       Organisation Liaison:

o   Working with Hubs & Alliance members and their requirements and acceptance

o   Working closely with HDR UK internal units for defining acceptance of their deliverables


·       Team working & management responsibility:

o   Working with Product Owner, Business Analysts and Product Stakeholders for user story specifications

o   Working with developers on acceptance criteria

o   Working with product owner and developer team to define approach to performance and security testing


Continuous Improvement:

 HDR UK is dedicated to continuous improvement through our quality management system and demonstrated by our commitment to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation. The post-holder will review, analyse, identify and implement opportunities for quality improvement within their specialism and as part of the wider team through our strategy development and internal audit processes.


Key contacts / relationships:

Work collaboratively across the internal organization (CTO’s office) and externally with 3rd party System Integrators, software vendors, infrastructure providers and end-users (academics and corporate users). Work closely with the internal domain leads owners and the external UX/UI designers. 

Knowledge, skills and experience


·       3+ years of UAT leadership experience

·       Knowledge of at least one testing framework



·       Any certification is a plus.

·       Experience using Confluence, JIRA, Trello and similar Agile project management tools for defect management.

·       Experience of Cucumber or other BDD Testing Tool


·        This is a full-time 5 day per week role

·        As a result of the pandemic, staff are currently working remotely. All HDR UK roles are primarily based at the London offices, however we are flexibly working across a number of geographical locations. Travel may be required to HDR UK locations and partner organisations.

HDR UK’s values

HDR UK’s values guide how we work together within HDR UK and with our partners and other stakeholders:

1.       Transparency: we will share information, insights and innovations so that we learn faster together.

2.       Optimism: we believe that we can make things better, that we can do things differently and that we can overcome challenges to create a new and thriving health data ecosystem that benefits patients and the public, the NHS, scientific discovery and industry.

3.       Respect: we deliver better results when we work in a truly interdisciplinary way. We listen, share and respect a diversity of thought and opinion, perspective and experience. We are inclusive - leveraging and fairly attributing the expertise and capabilities of others.

4.       Courage: we are leading the way and will be prepared to try new things, take risks, embrace ambiguity and challenge the status quo. We will contribute opinions to shape the future of health data research.

5.       Humility: we have a lot to learn from others; and aim to be free from pride and arrogance.

Equal Opportunities Policy Statement

Health Data Research UK is an equal opportunities employer, and as such aims to treat all employees, consultants and applicants fairly. It is our policy to provide employment equality to all, irrespective of:

  • Gender, including gender reassignment

  • Marital or civil partnership status

  • Having or not having dependants

  • Religion or belief

  • Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins)

  • Disability

  • Sexual orientation

  • Age


We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All job applicants and employees who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any of the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.  Our diversity and inclusion policy is here.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 1st Nov 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application