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Job #: R-00065640
Location: Coventry, POST-WML
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:

Leidos are currently seeking a Test Manager to support one of our key security programmes in Coventry. The successful Test Manager will manage and support a team of highlight motivated test engineers to fully support the functional, non-functional, integration and performance testing for critical national infrastructure programme. The successful applicant will have full responsibility of leading testing capabilities of a large system and code base from an incumbent supplier. The successful Test Manager will be responsible for managing knowledge transfer, as well as team structure. In addition to this, the successful candidate will be expected to inform and manage the roadmap for cloud transformation with your team working in tandem with the wider programme team. The successful candidate will need to be eligible to undergo security clearance (SC).

We are seeing unprecedented success and rapid growth In the UK where, we support Central Government, Government Agencies and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) customers and ensure they benefit from the best value for their technology investments, whilst safeguarding their staff and our nation through our technical expertise and experience.  In doing this we uphold our values of Integrity, Inclusion, Innovation, Agility, Collaboration and Commitment.  We are really passionate about what we do!

The successful Test Manager will have the following:-

Key responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordination, and control of the various test activities

  • Work with clients and other stakeholders

  • Due diligence of testing processes – document of detailed end to end test process

  • Due diligence of required documents

  • Manage and support team of testers with various levels of skills who are located across multi locations

  • Defining strategies, goals and plans for the test team

Key skills:

  • 12 years’ test experience (or 10 years’ experience with ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing)

  • Demonstrable Systems Integration testing management experience including integrating 3rd party systems or components.

  • Strong experience in Defect Management

  • Extensive experience in Planning, coordination, and control of the various test activities

  • Strong experience in working with clients and other stakeholders

  • Experience in identifying and defining suitable test methods and test tools

  • Extensive experience in working in complex large scale projects

  • Strong experience in technical management and control of the testing team.

  • Extensive experience in developing Test Strategy and approach

  • Demonstrable experience is producing Test Plans

  • Experience in documentation of the test activities and preparation of the results

  • Extensive experience and good understanding of structured test methods and processes

  • Experience of taking ownership and driving delivery of testing projects.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.

  • Self-motivated and willing to speak to colleagues and stakeholders to find out missing information;

  • Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies;

  • Extensive experience analyzing requirements and design documentation

  • Experience in Functional and Non Functional Testing

  • Experience in Performance Testing

  • Good time management and organisational skills – ability to manage a team of testers with various levels of skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Working with large-scale and complex integration programmes;

  • Knowledge of automation

  • Knowledge of TSQL and XML

  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture;

  • DOORS, JIRA, HPQC (ALM) experience or equivalent tools;


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)

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

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