Northrop Grumman

Lead Test Engineer

Location
Fareham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Mar 2017
Closes
07 Apr 2017
Ref
LB-9
Contact
Leanne Burgess
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Engineering
Job Type
Permanent
The Northrop Grumman team at Fareham, responsible for a suite of Command and Control software applications that are in use operationally in countries throughout the world, are looking for an engineer to lead the test function whilst maintaining significant hands on testing particularly in Test Automation.

Responsibilities
  • Provide supervision, oversight and leadership to a small to medium sized team of test engineers working within a matrix organisation
  • Take responsibility for the estimation of test and acceptance activities
  • Understand the testing requirements of a project and design appropriate test strategies and test activities
  • Take responsibility for the estimation of test and acceptance activities
  • Understand the testing requirements of a project and design appropriate test strategies and test activities
  • Continue the drive of the test department to automated testing
  • Act as the authority on automated testing
  • Take responsibility for the pursuit of best practice for software testing across the company
  • Act as the Test and Acceptance Manager/ITEA Manager for a project producing and enforcing Test and Acceptance Management/ITEA plans and procedures
Person Specification
Essential criteria:
  • Engineering based Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • Experience as a tester in both manual testing and test automation
  • Automation Skills/Tools:
o Selenium Webdriver and Java
o Eclipse, Visual Studio and/or IntelliJ
o JMeter (Web Service Testing)
o Performance Testing using JMeter and HP LoadRunner
o UFT/QTP
o Page Object Model/Page Factory Automation Framework
o SOAPUI for Mocking Services
  • Unit Testing Experience (JMS)
  • JIRA
  • Agile and Kanban Methodologies
  • Zephyr (including Importing Tool) or QC experience 
Desired criteria:
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certification or equivalent
Additional information:
  • Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances 

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