Leidos are 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.
As a result of some exciting programme wins, we currently have a permanent vacancy for a Test Engineer to support the transition & in-service running (inc capability upgrades) of an IT application and infrastructure solution providing support to a critical operational end user. The system is cutting edge and a major programme of transformation and development is expected in which the Test Engineering team will be critical. Applicants must have DV Clearance and be able to work in the Gloucester/ West Country area
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY
As part of an integrated team the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of key Test activities as assigned by the Test Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for interfacing with a small, diverse team to support agile development efforts and Customer stakeholders to design, create and execute tests; requiring the ability to effectively communicate with all members of the team, ranging from technical personnel to program leadership. This includes executing tests across a variety of software products and network & infrastructure configurations
Working within a team of testers, duties will include:
Reviewing of requirements and design documents to generate Test Cases including identifying test data and defining test environment needs
Creating and reviewing test plans and test designs, working with third party suppliers to ensure requirements coverage.
Creating, reviewing and optimizing Testing Processes.
Preparation and Execution of Test Cases to fully functionally test across the software, network and infrastructure solution stack at all levels
Preparation and Execution of Test Cases to test the system and verify safety, security, resilience, service management and other non-functional requirements
Producing Test Reports and report on interim progress
Documenting of test results and any defects
Reporting progress, risks & issues to Team Leads
Investigating issues and working with suppliers to identify root cause and resolution
Analysing data and test evidence from suppliers to show compliance to requirements
Strong test experience (ideally part with ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing), a period of which in systems and\or integration testing of IT solutions
Demonstrable Testing experience with IT Infrastructure, including ensuring security controls have been correctly applied and configurations have been correctly applied to network components
Excellent understanding of the Testing Lifecycle and the different types of testing such as Functional and Integration Testing.
Demonstrable Systems Integration experience including integrating 3rd party systems or components.
Experience of creating Test Cases based on requirements and design documents.
Experience of both manual and automated testing and how to apply these to IT application and infrastructure solutions
Familiarity with agile software development processes and products (release and sprint planning, product backlog management/refinement, retrospectives, etc.) and SecDevOps
Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
Self-motivated and willing to speak to colleagues to find out missing information;
Ability to identify, troubleshoot and debug issues across interfaces;
Ability to analyse and review test evidence from suppliers;
Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies
Good time management and organisational skills – ability to work with minimal supervision and direct others to do the same.
What do 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, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)