Test Lead

BAE Systems.
08 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
Job Role
The key role of the Test Lead is to ensure the effective day to day planning, organisation and execution of test activities for testing on a project. Test Leads are responsible for a team of test analysts and testers. This will be undertaken in line with the agreed test strategy and the priorities will be established during the production of the test specifications.
This role applies to both functional and non-functional aspects of the testing disciplines.
  • Co-ordinating the testing activities for test on a project.
  • Monitor and control testers and assign test tasks to them.
  • Get involved in creation, maintenance, and review of test related artefacts.
  • Reviewing requirements, design, development and test documentation. This may include participation in requirements testability reviews, design walkthroughs and review of development testing coverage and results.
  • Stakeholder communication and liaison - Working with Developers, Testers, Product Owners, Delivery managers and clients in an Agile approach to deliver testing projects of considerable scale and complexity.
  • Manage test analysis, i.e. test design and execution.
  • Manage the use of the test environment to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Review testing outcomes and outputs ensuring the agreed testing tool has been utilised as per the agreed process.
  • Identification of improvements in process and assists in implementation of them
  • Line management and or career mentor for junior testers
  • Proven track record of leading test teams of at least 2 testers.
  • Effective communications skills including negotiation skills diplomacy.
  • Comprehensive appreciation of the software development lifecycle and the need for full lifecycle testing processes.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Comprehensive project planning and monitoring skills.
  • Proven ability to provide technical advice, leadership, and direction to more junior engineers.
  • Strong attention to detail and effective document review skills.
Desirable skills - It would be great if you have these but if not there's the opportunity to learn
  • Experience of test automation on a project using Selenium + Java (or similar).
  • Experience of  web service testing using SOAP UI, Postman or similar.
  • Experience testing data migrations and ETL processes with ability to write complex SQL queries.
  • Experience of leading testing activities in an Agile environment.
  • Holds a professional qualification in testing, e.g. ISEB Foundation tests .qualification.
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Global Engineering
At BAE we are passionate about technology and we're world renowned for being hugely innovative. Our Applied Intelligence division is a rapidly growing part of the BAE group. Our goal is to help our customers defend their businesses. That doesn't just mean security; many of our customers know us for being great at Digital Transformation and we often find ourselves working with major household names like Sony, Virgin Media, EE, Vodafone and Three to name a few.  It's not just the public sector either.  We do a lot to help private sector organisations, and we're proud of the way that we help our nation.  Our customers are as varied as the technology that you'll be working with.  With such a variety of work, we're focussing on making sure that we build great teams, using the right tools, in the right way.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.