Test Manager

BAE Systems.
08 Jan 2019
14 Mar 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 Test Manager is tasked with the overall responsibility for the full lifecycle of testing activities on a project. This includes defining the testing and acceptance strategy for a project or programme, planning and co-ordinating the execution of these plans and managing the relationship with the client with regards to the testing, acceptance and test results.
• Take responsibility for the management of the testing activities within a development project or programme.
• Define the testing strategy for a development project or programme and manage the agreement of this plan with all relevant stakeholders.
• Plan the functional, non-functional and acceptance tests and manages the execution of these plans.
• Take responsibility for the production and approval of testing deliverables and achievement of testing milestones during a project.
• Maintain awareness of testing alternatives at a level where they can be analysed and the most effective testing strategy selected and agreed.
• Manage all risks associated with the testing and takes preventative action when any risks become unacceptable.
• Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with client/user staff during test planning and throughout subsequent development and testing activities.
• Lead reviews of requirements and schematic diagrams for early defect prevention, including for testability, load, performance and security issues, with a specific purpose to reduce defect injection at the start of the project.
• Ensure the collection and reporting of key metrics and is able to use these metrics for deploying risk based testing
• Review Bids and testing estimates.
 • Conduct audits and manage the conduct of audits by others, according to the audit and assurance plans and in line with organisational standards to assess compliance with the organisation's test policy and practice
• Proven track record in building high calibre software testing teams building enterprise software applications
• Proven track record of software automation and/or performance test planning and execution covering the complete cradle to grave software development life cycle
• Strong technical background with an understanding of the issues and processes required to deliver high quality enterprise software applications and the ability to communicate effective to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Track record in innovation in relation to business model and process reengineering in addition to product / feature level innovations
• Collaborative, team based work and problem solving style
• Strong planning, program management, team management, delegation, motivation and mentoring skills
• Ability to apply analytical skills to the engineering prioritisation process to ensure that long term strategic product goals are realized in addition to short-term project / revenue goals
• Strategic thinker, ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts
• Able to work within a virtual environment and in managing and supporting teams working in distributed locations.
Other Desirable Skills & Experience
• Experience working in a fast-paced delivery centre environment managing both permanent staff and subcontractors.
• ISTQB Foundation or Advanced, ISEB Practitioner or equivalent certification is highly desirable. Relevant industry certification may also include PRINCE2 (OGC), PMP (Project Management Institute), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) ITIL will be preferred.
• Familiar with and uses standard test processes and analysis techniques such as described within IEE829 and BS7925-2 respectively
• Experience working with databases, e.g. MySQL and Oracle (preferred), DB2, MSSQL
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.