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Automation Test Engineer

Remote, GB
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Cyber Security Consultant
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Automation Test Engineer

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The Role:

We currently have a vacancy for an Automation Test Engineer to join a multi-disciplined Scrum Team to work on a multi-year transformation programme for our client, developing complex applications in a high assurance environment. The engineer will be responsible for development and maintenance of automation test scripts and test reporting using both industry standard automation test suites and custom developed frameworks within a fully operational test system. The testing process will follow an agile development and release process that supports critical customer mission goals around National Security using manual and automated testing techniques and tools.

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

What will I be doing?
  • Responsible for the creation of test plans, procedures and reports detailing the test process and infrastructure to appropriately assess that products/deliverables meet defined requirements.
  • Work independently, or with a team of software and systems engineers; must be knowledgeable in industry-standard testing tools and methodologies.
  • Responsible for briefing the customer on any Test reviews - TRR / TER.
  • Use custom built automated test tools and operate in a secure environment.
  • Implementing an appropriate Test Automation framework, integrated with CI/CD pipeline tools, with test results integrated back into JIRA.
  • Supporting Software Developers in automating Unit and Component Tests.
  • Maintaining the baseline of automated tests each sprint.
  • Edit and run automated test scripts; create automated and manual test scripts for processes that are not yet automated.
  • Contribute to the scrum teams, participate in daily scrums, and be proactive on work tasks and obstacle resolution.
  • Must be a dynamic, innovative, self-starting problem solver that can operate with minimal supervision.
What skills does Leidos need from me?
  • Good understanding of the Testing Lifecycle and the different types of testing such as Functional and Integration Testing.
  • Experience of creating Test Cases based on requirements and design documents.
  • Experience in conducting manual tests.
  • Experience with Test Automation frameworks (e.g. Katalon Studio, Selenium, Cucumber, SoapUI, Junit, DART, or similar) and integrating them into CI/CD pipelines.
  • Agile workload management and bug tracking (e.g. Jira, BitBucket, Xray/Zephyr or similar).
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of scripting and/or programming (e.g., Python, Java, C, C++, C#, Assembly, etc.).
  • Experience working in a regulated testing environment and Agile teams.
  • 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.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Working with large-scale and complex integration programmes.
  • Experience of working on secure Government, or MoD IT projects and programmes.
  • Performance testing and measurement of integrated systems.
  • Organizing/supporting user acceptance testing (UAT) prior to Production deployment.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools.
  • Negative testing concepts and risk assessment reporting.
  • Code equality scans (e.g., SonarQube).
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree: A degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • Professional membership of BCS or IET
    Location: Gloucestershire

    Clearance Requirements:
    • Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve DV clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years.
    Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your CV with us today!

    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:
    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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