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Systems Test Lead vacancy in Greenford (397jc)

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Location: Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Negotiable
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security, General, IT/Telecoms
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is a world leader in the research and development of next generation communications and cryptographic equipment and HSMs, for the defence, public and commercial sectors.

The Company’s Keyper HSM, the only FIPS 140-3 level 4 HSM in the world, is used by ICANN to help secure the Internet DNS system, and also by many other organisations such as Mastercard, Apple, Google, VeriSign and Shell. The Company’s technology provides an extensive range of connectivity options and utilises any connection possible (bearer of choice), from WiFi to satellite, to maintain the end user’s connection. They have also developed, and continue to develop next generation, High Grade and Commercial cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets. Designed to be future proof, the latest software definable technology enables it to be upgraded anywhere, anytime. The Company prides itself on providing state of the art development tools, excellent working environment and development and growth opportunities for employees. Due to recent contract awards and growth of the business, the Communication Systems Business Unit are looking to expand their product development Systems Test capability, and are actively recruiting for a Principal Systems Test Lead, who can demonstrate:

Key responsibilities:
• Sets the standard for all systems test activities through knowledge of best practice and processes, strives towards building a centre of excellence.
• To lead the systems test team in planning, designing, documenting and performing the qualification test of CIS products.
• Develop manual and automated system level testing of products, throughout the development lifecycle, to ensure customer requirements are satisfied.
• Create and maintain Systems Test artefacts, such as Test Plans, Test Procedures and Test Reports, as required, throughout the product development lifecycle, to result in a positive project outcome.
• Carry out Systems Test activities in accordance with Systems Test artefacts, so that test, qualification and acceptance events are completed successfully.
• Input to project management process regarding estimates to complete; potential risks and opportunities; project issues; and reporting of progress / completion.
• Represent System Test in design reviews and customer meetings.
• Lead defined aspects of the project to achieve optimal balance between requirements, schedule and cost.
• Manage customers and external suppliers to ensure compliance with agreed processes and achievement of project objectives.
• Generate and review technical proposals, and provide estimates for the associated effort, costs and risks, for bids and proposals, leading to contract awards.
• Work closely with project management and engineering project leads to create proposals that drive down project costs and increase margin.
• Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Personal attributes:
• Significant experience and a full understanding of Systems Test Engineering and Systems Test events.
• Significant experience of developing Systems Test artefacts and achieving a compliant systems design.
• Experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material.
• Experience of DOORS and automated test tools.
• Experience of EMC and TEMPEST qualification testing and working with external test houses.
• Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science-based subject desirable.
• Willing and able to obtain and maintain SC security clearance.

Every employee is critical to our Client’s success and as such they offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees. They offer:
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Generous Pension Scheme
• Up to 4 x your annual salary in life assurance
• Bonus scheme
• Flexible working
• Flexible benefits package to suit your lifestyle (retail vouchers, GymFlex, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
• Good transport links (in walking distance to London Underground Central Line stations)
• Onsite, subsidised canteen
• Social groups including five-a-side football, squash and running

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