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Software Test Engineer

  • Job reference: AD-000458
  • Sector: Defence, Information Communications
  • Location: Aldershot
Atkins Technology Systems and Solutions 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, forensic evidence tracking software, software that supports the fire service to review building safety and software that analyses nuclear reactor protection systems.

Owing to high demand for our software services, we are seeking an experienced test engineer to join our software assurance group with a remit to test a range of software products. 
 
We are one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations
 
You will need to demonstrate a desire to be challenged and to contribute towards the success and growth of the business. In return we can offer a rewarding role, career development, an empowered and supportive working environment and competitive reward package which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. 
 
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The role
 
Working in a diverse environment, you will:-
 
Design and execute 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
Meet project deadlines
Be encouraged to update and optimise the testing of software products, with a view to reducing costs and improving test effectiveness.
 
In addition to product testing, there will be opportunities to support the other software assurance work that Atkins performs for safety-critical and high integrity systems in the nuclear, aerospace and defence sectors.  
 
The requirements
 
Experience of testing software systems, including knowledge of automated test tools
Educated to at least degree level
Good attention to detail
Enthusiastic, pro-active approach
Commitment to Software Engineering good practice
The ability to produce high-quality documentation.
 
Desirable requirements
 
Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or other relevant numerate subject with a software content or equivalent
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Microsoft Windows software development environment performing software development, testing and QA activity
Experience of system testing, functional and non-functional testing, user interface testing
Experience of Agile development (particularly SCRUM)
Advising the IT team and the business on best testing practice.
Experience of Windows Server operating systems (from Windows Server 2008) and Windows client operating systems (from Windows XP to current)
SQL Experience
Respond well to unfamiliar technical challenges
Experience of working to widely accepted industry standards e.g. ISO 9001 and TickIT Plus
 
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted