Test Engineer - Functional
Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people and our community. Our mission and our values guide the way we do business. The foundation of our Leidos culture is our Values, Beliefs and Expectations by which we select, recognise and reward employees. They create the environment that drives us toward our mission.
Inspired to make a difference, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest problems.
Passionate about customer success by being determined to understand and respond to our customers’ needs as if they were our own.
United as a team, we are bound together by our conviction that ethics and integrity is core to how we operate.
We have a requirement for a Test Lead- Functional based in the UK working at the Leidos Farnborough site and remotely.
Being part of the Leidos team is a commitment to push yourself and those around you to do better, constantly adapt and learn new technologies. We’re a passionate team and are committed to developing and growing our staff.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.
Your Role and Responsibilities
As a result of some exciting programme wins, we currently have a permanent vacancy for an Test Lead - Functional to support the transition, development & in-service running (inc capability upgrades) of an IT application and infrastructure solution providing support to a critical operational end user. The preferred candidate will demonstrate effective application of functional Test Engineering expertise and extensive knowledge across a variety of technologies and Platforms, Microsoft Windows Server Environments, Virtualized Environments, Microsoft Stack Technologies, Networking Technologies and Data Storage Technologies.
The role will provide technical exposure variance across both outcomes based project activities and Operational (Business as Usual) support activities.
Your passions and experience will help you become a technical specialist and process owner with our Operations Support services including service improvement and add further value to our service offerings. You will be expected to contribute towards the creation and ongoing maintenance of test documentation (Test and Acceptance Plans, Test Procedures, Test Completion Reports) and provide material to support the Project work or the Operational Support service.
We are looking for someone with a passion for Test, ideally from a Systems Integration background. You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously to achieve day to day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables. Whilst also owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s. You must be an effective communicator, comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to technical challenges.
Provide functional test engineering skills and produce test artefacts in accordance with the Test Strategy;
Work with partner delivery teams to design and implement modern, scalable test artefacts using a range of new and emerging technologies including automation;
Lead on all functional test and acceptance aspects including setting standards and providing your deep technical expertise to Leidos programme teams;
Utilise the concepts and principles of verification and validation to produce relevant test artefacts across multiple subject areas;
Collaborate with customers on all aspects of functional test including the assurance and integration of infrastructure services to meet the needs of multiple lines of business;
Recognise and exploit business opportunity by leveraging test best practice;
Communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context
Experience in End to End Test experience;
Have an excellent knowledge of test automation;
Experience of the Robot Framework would be an advantage;
Good knowledge and experience of TestRail and Jira would be an advantage;
Have an excellent knowledge of agile, waterfall and hybrid delivery cycles;
Ability to provide test direction for the functional test arena;
Excellent coaching skills to mentor more inexperienced members of the functional test team;
Experience in testing Microsoft virtualisation technologies;
Have good general knowledge of Microsoft technologies such as MS SQL & CLI tooling such as PowerShell;
Have an understanding of DevOps source control tooling such as Ansible;
Favorable If You Have;
- Appreciation of containerisation and orchestration;
Have experience of testing within Windows Server Environments, including OS build, AD, DNS, DHCP and GP;
Have good general knowledge of Microsoft Stack technologies such as MS SQL, MS System Centre, Office365, MS Exchange & CLI tooling such as PowerShell;
Have excellent analysis and problem solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer;
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
ISTQB Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer would be an advantage.
What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.
Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.