Test Lead

£45000 - £53000 per annum
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Test Lead - Leatherhead, Surrey

With over 36 years in the industry, CGI Space is a rapidly growing business with exciting projects and prospects across the Navigation, Earth Observation, Satcoms and Spacecraft Operations domains. We currently have around 500 members working on projects in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. We are seeking to expand our team of professionals with opportunities at a variety of levels to service our clients' needs and to explore and implement new business opportunities in Space.

CGI Space are looking for a Test Lead to join us in Leatherhead, Surrey to work on Space projects for a variety of major clients including European Space Agency, Inmarsat, ECMWF, Eumetsat and Airbus. Our Test Leads typically work in teams alongside developers, architects, designers and test analyst against client requirements using industry standards to implement some of Europe's most exciting IT projects.

At CGI Space we offer a well-structured and secure organisation where you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of roles through your career. We value our active social activities at local and UK level, and offer support to your development through regular performance review. We offer training where needed, and as part of your on-going career development.

Space is looking for a Test Integration, Verification & Validation (IVV) Lead to join an exciting new project for a commercial client. The IVV Lead will be responsible for the integration of each subsystem, including COTS products and bespoke development, into the full SatComms software system, and leading the test team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in the space sector. Your future duties and responsibilities
You will be responsible for:
* Leading the integration and testing of the system.
* Identifying staffing needs, interviewing and mentoring the members of the test team.
* Producing test estimates from the requirements
* Identifying test tools to support testing
* Leading the integration of the components delivered from the development teams.
* Designing and Writing Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scripts for the project to verify that the requirements have been met
* Identifying and setting up test data and simulators
* Carrying out integration and test activities in accordance with the agreed plans,
specifications and descriptions / scripts. This will include executing test scripts,
recording results and storing evidence
* Working in accordance with defined project processes and procedures
* Defining and monitoring of the productivity metrics to be used for monitoring test
progress. Required qualifications to be successful in this role
You will need to have:
* Experience of managing a test team,
* Experience of integrating complex systems
* Planning, organisation, metrication and reporting skills,
* Experience of the testing lifecycle,
* Client-facing experience
* Prior use of an observation reporting tool, e.g. JIRA, #Define
* Good verbal and written skills,
* Ability to communicate at all levels.

Desirable Skills:
* ISEB/ISTQB Qualified
* Use of requirements gathering/capturing tools
* Good working knowledge of Linux and SQL.
* Quick learner, ability to learn complex system and a range of testing tools.
* Network Management experience
* Subversion (svn), GIT

Starting salaries depend on the current level of expertise and experience. Our roles require Security Clearance to SC Level, so you must have lived and worked in the EU for the past 5 years, and be willing to obtain this level of clearance if you do not already have it. At CGI, we're a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs. Skills