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Junior Software Test Engineer

  • Job reference: AD-001345
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Aldershot

About us

Atkins Software and Digital practice aims to be the supplier of choice for ICT systems in our chosen markets. We develop a number of software products including systems used for facial recognition at airports, innovation products supporting Atkins work in Aerospace, Defense, Energy and Water sectors and software that analyses nuclear reactor protection systems.

Due to high demand for our software services, we are seeking a junior test engineer to join our software assurance group with a remit to lead the testing of a range of software products. The test engineer will report to our Test Manager.

The successful candidate will:

• Design and execute of both automated and manual tests to verify system functionality
• Report status to project management and work closely with the development team
• Gain and maintain familiarity with the portfolio of existing and forthcoming products
• Identify, document and track issues through to a resolution
• Work in a diverse environment
• Meet project deadlines
• Be encouraged to update and optimise the testing of software products, with a view to reducing costs and improving test effectiveness.

Essential Requirements
• Degree in Computer Science or other relevant numeric subject with a software content or equivalent experience in software engineering
• Good attention to detail
• Enthusiastic, pro-active approach
• Commitment to Software Engineering good practice

Desirable requirements

• Experience of software testing and development
• the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level Certificate
• Experience of Agile development (particularly SCRUM)
• The ability to produce high-quality documentation.


This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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