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Test & Acceptance Manager

Employer
Leidos
Location
Farnborough, HAM
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Sector
Defence
Job Role
Cyber Security Consultant
Job Type
Permanent
Description

Test & Acceptance Manager

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

We currently have a vacancy for a Test and Acceptance Manager working on a flagship programme, delivering change into Critical National Infrastructure in the UK.

This role requires someone to lead a team of test engineers to verify and validate changes made to the system as well as develop more efficient and modern test techniques and processes.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team.

What will I be doing?

Strategy and Development:
  • Support to Chief Engineer in delivering a solution that meets the user need within the bounds of requirements whilst acknowledging the schedule and cost constraints.
  • Develop and maintain verification and validation processes and procedures.
  • Lead on Verification and validation activities for the programme including being the primary contact for customer stakeholders.
General Deliverables:
  • Team Management including the planning of work packages, allocation to team members and reporting.
  • Development and optimisation of system verification and validation processes to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Technical input to programme management and cost estimation teams.
  • Ensure issues are escalated appropriately with suggested solutions and their progress is communicated in a timely manner.
The successful applicant will be able to execute and perform without assistance, and possessing significant practical experience and applied knowledge across the following areas:
  • Verification and validation processes including the ways in that those processes are controlled and managed.
  • Identifying risk areas associated with the project and testing objectives.
  • Working with engineering teams and specialist engineering teams to determine testing criteria.
What skills does Leidos need from me?
  • Extensive proven test management experience
  • Excellent understanding of the different types of testing such as Functional and Integration Testing.
  • Demonstrable experience with verification and validation on system integration projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communications based on the audience.
Desirable skills would include:
  • Performance testing and measurement of integrated systems
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager
Clearance Requirements: Due to the nature of the project, this role will require having or obtaining SC clearance.

Innovate and create at Leidos UK! We have no shortage of challenging technical and research problems. Join the Leidos UK team and apply your talents to solve them.

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.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing . We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:
2024-03-01
While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

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.

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