System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer

System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer

Job Title: System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Caerphilly, Wales
Salary: £47200 - £59000 per annum
Reference: 895976_1575284054
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
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Job Published: December 02, 2019 10:54

Job Description

Your experience in Systems Engineering and knowledge of integration and test automation will play a crucial part in providing technical leadership and governance for SI&T teams, focusing on Continuous Delivery within an agile, IT Service Management environment. The SI&T Engineering team is responsible for the integration, Verification and Validation, and release testing of incremental system baselines using both traditional, manual testing and enterprise-scale automated test facilities. The Systems Integration and Test Automation Lead will provide governance over secure communication programme test activities and will also be required to support ongoing bid activities, providing expertise over the scope and costing of test elements within new business opportunities.

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About the Job:

The client requires a System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer to be accountable for defining the integration and test standards across Unit, Product, Sub-system, System and System-of-System-level testing, assuring the build integrity through built-in quality; addressing the inherent challenges of integrating a complex tactical communications system with geographically distributed hardware and software that is often without the support of any fixed infrastructure.
The role requires a candidate who has proven, in-depth system integration and test automation capability and experience in planning, resourcing, and executing an SITA programme. You will perform activities including;
*Analyse bid requirements and transpose those into a cost effective, compliant System Integration and Test Automation solution.
*Lead, direct and evolve the evolution of test environments to continuously deliver operational capability improvements, increase efficiency and reduce overall cost.
*Oversee the definition of test requirements, specifications, procedures and scripts, utilizing system and product-level specifications, design collateral and System Use Cases.
*Test and assure products, subsystems and systems to agreed requirements and performance envelopes.
*Foster a continuous improvement culture to progressively evolve the SITA capability.
*Execution of an enterprise-scale SITA solution within an agile, ITSM framework.
*Provide leadership to and governance over the SITA team operating within a contracted ITSM framework.
*Provide advice and governance over 3rd Party test organisations.
*Define & publish all integration, automation, test and acceptance processes.
*Manage all test results and associated data, including Bug management and resolution.
*Oversee the production of test reports and associated test conclusions - including provision of metrics data.
*Train test and automation techniques that enable quality, increase efficiency, and reduce cost and waste.
*Support the System Engineering team in defining a software architecture strategy and associated requirements in support of Test Driven Development.
*Evaluate system performance, conformance to Non-Functional requirements, suggesting improvements and corrective actions where appropriate.

About You:
To be the right fit for this System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer job, you will ideally need a degree in a relevant Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or IT discipline (or equivalent experience), and have experience or knowledge of the following;
*Experience for manual and automated testing
*Advanced ISTQB Certified
*Strong influencing skills to work with external stakeholders where no direct contractual framework can be used to achieve desired outcomes.
*Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
*Understanding of software-centric complex systems.
*Understanding of CI/CT/CD pipelines
*Working knowledge of tools such as:
*Servant Leader
*Understanding of Enterprise IT systems and technologies.
*Understanding of tactical network infrastructures including networks, radios, routers, switches and system management considerations.
*Proven capability as a Technical lead or manager of a large Systems Integration and Test team on a complex C4I development programme with a track record of delivery.
*Understanding of tactical network infrastructures including networks, radios, routers, switches and system management considerations
System Integration and Test Automation Lead Engineer South Wales
37 hours a week
£47,200 - £59,000
Permanent role

Keywords: Systems engineer, Integration, Test, Testing, Requirements, Lead, TCP/IP, UDP, Communications, C4i, Infrastructure, Software, Design, networks, radios, routers, switches, Automation.

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.

This is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.