Software Test Manager - Java

Datasource Computer Employment Limited
Bristol (City Centre)
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Test Manager - Permanent - Bristol - Java within TDD and BDD Our client currently has an opportunity for an ambitious test engineer looking for professional development to take the next step and lead and mentor a team of testers within their development teams in Bristol, UK. This is an excellent opportunity with sufficient autonomy to shape the test function and build on a demonstrable and proven software test background. Our client delivers a wide range of projects and products to customers, spanning large scale system developments used to operate satellites to small technology studies involving prototypes and technology demonstrators. They cover many software and IT aspects of the space and ground segments for spacecraft missions, including monitoring and control, planning, automation, operations data preparation, archives and big data analysis. Importantly they are also moving into product development to facilitate the trend of operating mega-constellations. Key Responsibilities: - Working directly with the software development teams and their team of test engineers to implement the detailed test programme and support deployment and testing at the integration site and ultimately at the spacecraft control centres. - The role will lead the team of test engineers to: - Work as part of the team to support integration and testing of software sub-systems. - Develop Automated tests and associated test tools. - Support and manage a continuous integration environment to ensure that software sub-systems are regularly and thoroughly tested. - Support the analysis and corrective maintenance of software anomalies. - Interact directly with customers to support systems testing and higher levels of integration. - Travel to the customer site, as required, to assist with testing, provide support or training. - Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute more widely to the Space Division and develop and grow within the company taking on additional responsibilities where appropriate. - Verification and Validation is an important and growing part of the business, spanning not only the ground segment but also embedded systems, as well as the validation of autonomous systems. - Our client values individuals with the ability, initiative, ambition and willingness to help shape their business. Key Skills: - The successful candidate must have a software test background with experience of formal test programmes and associated processes including verification and validation. - An understanding and appreciation of good software development practices is essential, including the contribution to software documentation. - The successful candidate must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. - It is expected that the role will include customer interaction, so the successful candidate will be fluent in English and confident in their role in representing the company. Desired Skills: - Experience in the use of Java within TDD and BDD toolsets. - Understanding and experience of Continuous Integration. - Understanding of verification and validation, particularly from a customer perspective. - Requirements engineering. Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you! (c) Copyright Datasource Computer Employment Limited 2017.
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