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.
Because of a key strategic development and a new exciting business opportunity, we have a requirement for a security-cleared Test Manager/Architect based in the UK working at our Farnborough site and remotely. Leidos has more than 30 years’ experience of developing and running some of the largest government Biometric systems in the world. We are currently hiring to expand our UK based technical team who support our biometrics services for UK Govt.
If you have biometrics or identity systems experience and want to learn more please apply for one of our vacancies. Come join our team and further develop your skills as we develop the system and grow the use of biometric modalities that include fingerprints, facial recognition, DNA and voice.
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.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
We currently have a permanent vacancy for an Test Manager/Architect 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 be responsible for delivery of the Test Strategy whilst providing test improvement and optimization. They will demonstrate effective application of Test Management expertise advocating test capabilities across a variety of technologies and Platforms.
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. Working in collaboration with the stakeholders you will be expected to devise the test objectives and strategies to build and lead the test team 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 KPIs and SLAs. 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.
The successful individual will be responsible for:
Provide test architecture skills and produce the test strategy as part of the senior delivery team
Work with partner delivery teams to design and implement modern, scalable test plans using a range of new and emerging technologies including automation
Lead on all test management 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 sign off relevant test plans across multiple subject areas
Collaborate with customers on all aspects of test management 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 architecture and test design best practice
Communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context
WHO DO WE NEED?
We are looking for someone with excellent organisation, communication and leadership skills who has an excellent general knowledge of testing methodologies and tooling frameworks:
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Strong stakeholder management skills;
Understanding of agile, waterfall and hybrid delivery cycles;
End to End Test Management experience;
A good understanding of non-functional testing;
A good general knowledge of test automation in particular the Robot Framework and its application;
Strong team building skills;
Strong influencing skills;
Experience in Risk Based Testing techniques;
Experience of implementation and management of Go To Green plans;
Excellent management of schedules and milestones;
Have excellent analysis and problem solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer; ISTQB Advanced Test Management certified would be preferred
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.