Lead Software Automation Test Engineer

Ref No. EMP441043
Location Blackwood, Wales
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


Lead Automation Test Engineer role offering a fantastic opportunity to bring modern testing methodologies to a £330 million pound communications system.

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The Job

Lead Automation Test Engineer role offering a fantastic opportunity to bring modern testing methodologies to a £330 million pound communications system.

You will be working at a world-leader on the design and integration of cutting-edge communication systems, delivering a new capability to military, government and civil customers worldwide. Due converging of technology's they are looking to adopt several new approaches to what has been a more traditional engineering sector. Due to this, they need a Test Lead who understands agile, Devops and automated testing. A key part of this role will be developing new capability and delivering key software on a very large programme.

This business excel in training and developing their staff, our employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed. The pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

Re-locators are also welcome to apply and my client can offer assistance to those who qualify.



Responsibilities for this Lead Test Engineer role

- 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 testing capability.
- Execution of an enterprise-scale solution within an agile, ITSM framework.
- Provide leadership to and governance over the team operating within a contracted ITSM framework.
- Provide advice and governance over 3rd Party test organisations.
- Work with the management team to define appropriate OLAs that will be required to ensure successful delivery of the solutions across the enterprise.
- Build and maintain productive relationships with senior stakeholders internally within GD and externally across Customer representatives and 3rd Part organisations.

Requirements for this Lead Test Engineer role

- Ability to act within a leadership role operating inside an enterprise-scale environment.
- Experience for manual and automated testing
- 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 Enterprise IT systems and technologies.
- Understanding of tactical network infrastructures including networks, radios, routers, switches and system management considerations.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills,



- Great starting salary
- Company pension
- Company profit share
- Nine day working fortnight!
- Life insurance

Due to the nature of the work at this site, applicants must be capable of achieving SC level UK security clearance. Current clearance is not a requirement.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.


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