Lead Software Specialist

11 Sep 2020
09 Oct 2020
Leonardo MW Ltd
Clearance Level
Job Type

Leonardo are looking for an experienced high calibre Lead Software Specialist (Testing and Automation) to support projects in widening their use of automated and continuous testing. We are looking for someone to work alongside the project teams developing and maintaining embedded software for avionics sensor systems by providing them with the direction, support, and hands-on help in creating an automated test suite for continuous integration and delivery.

What can we offer you:

  • Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution
  • Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work
  • Restaurant facilities, including a coffee shop and restaurant
  • Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel bookings and vehicle benefits
  • Family friendly policies
  • Paternity, parental, adoption and dependent leave
  • Learning & Development - we will assess your development needs in line with the role you wish to perform, to allow you to further develop your knowledge
  • Career breaks - where appropriate, we support you to pursue other interests outside the workplace
  • Positive support for the Reserve Forces, including additional time off for Reservists

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Devise a strategy and roadmap to improve test automation to support the goal of CI/CD and DevOps
  • Identify the infrastructure and tools needed for CI/CD and DevOps
  • Support the project teams in implementing the planned improvements in test automation
  • Create guidelines and material to improve the consistency and quality of automated test software
  • Coach software teams to improve their test software skills
  • Hands-on development and automation of component tests for software validation
  • Produce an environment that provides useful results - e.g. dashboard and navigable results / defect reports

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Experience in Automated Software Testing for CI/CD
  • Excellent software testing skills with a wide experience of development of different software eco-systems
  • Experience of developing test strategies identifying opportunities to implement automated test solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation, with a willingness to learn new technologies on the job
  • Comfortable working in multiple teams
  • Experience of Agile development methods (Scrum, TDD, etc.)

The following would also be desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of DevOps practices, tools and techniques
  • Experience of cloud technologies and cloud testing
  • Additional testing qualifications via ISTQB or other recognised body


The role requires that you will need to be eligible for UK SC Clearance.

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