Software Test Lead

Location
Newport
Salary
£50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
12 Apr 2017
Ref
HQ00012841
Contact
Kevin Raymond
Clearance Level
SC
Job Type
Permanent
Software Test Lead

Our client working in the defence sector is looking to recruit a skilled Lead Software Test Engineer to lead the Software Test team. The successful candidate will have strong systems understanding including requirements, development, QA, System Integration and experience of liaising with the test teams.

This is an opportunity to work for a leading business within the defence sector working on and delivering cutting edge projects to government and civil customers globally.
Responsibilities

Estimate, plan, schedule and monitor Software Test team strategies and activities as required to deliver SIL integrated and tested operational EA software baselines in-line with demands of production, training systems and trials programmes.

Review and assess additions and alterations to functional and non-functional requirements captured in the Software Requirement s Model (SRM), establishing and maintaining their testability.

Oversee all output from the Software Test team, ensuring the technical adequacy and quality of the team's work products, including Test Cases, Test Traceability, Test Reports, Verification Evidence and the raising and eventual verification of Software Problem Reports.

Lead the Test team's development of Test Cases to verify software function and performance against Use Cases and Requirements (QA Testing).

Support the Software Development teams through the Test team's undertaking of product level and QV (black box) testing of the developed products.

Ensure Test team maintain close co-operation with the software development teams in the investigation, diagnosis and reporting of software faults.

Preparation and regular reporting of Test team progress against plans, including test metrics.

Arrange all technical reviews of test status and release to Systems Integration, and present all supporting artefacts.

Line Management (e.g. goal setting, appraisal, mentoring, career development) of Test team members. .

Experience required:
Experience in the full software development lifecycle; software design, implementation, test, V&V. utilizing traditional and agile process methodologies.

Detailed understand of version control and associated best practice.

Proven background in test specification preparation based upon software requirement analysis captured both as use-cases and discrete requirements

Strong background in CASE tools that support UML model development. With experience of IBM DOORS and Rhapsody an advantage

Experience of testing distributed, real-time systems that utilize Ethernet and IP open standards and protocols.

Familiar with the software testing of embedded systems utilizing heterogeneous operating systems


Excellent English writing and speaking skills.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Hold or be capable of holding security clearance.

Requirements:
Location: South Wales, Newport, Cardiff
Salary to £58000
Key Skills: Software, Test, CASE, UML, DOORS
Permanent Role
Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

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