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Test Architect
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Recruiter: Optamor
Listed on: 12th November
Location: Havant - Hampshire
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 5818BR_expired
Contact Name: James McHale

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Lockheed Martin UK specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We currently have a fantastic new opening within our Engineering Leadership team for a Test Architect to join a dynamic and exciting team, developing systems solutions for a variety of military and civil customers.

You will need a broad knowledge of orchestrating systems solutions in a military environment, someone who thinks of all the possibilities and can be ten steps ahead - considering customer requirements and developing them into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost restraints.

Ideally you will have experience of implementing Test Frameworks and Automation tools, model based engineering and be ISTB qualified. You will also need experience of qualifying software to Safety Integrity levels (SIL2, DO-168) and defining and monitoring sub-contract test activities; but this role requires more than technical ability..................

......You must be able to stand out and develop into a leader who can be relied upon for expertise within your field. You must be the person who can get things done and work through processes and procedures to find a way round and a timely solution whilst always thinking commercially.

Lockheed Martin promotes a healthy work / life balance and as part of this we work a 9/75 working pattern (75 hours over 9 day fortnight - so you get every other Friday off). This is one of many benefits that come with working for us.

The Test architect will have ownership of enterprise wide initiatives.  The Test Architect shall plan, implement, test, document and maintain enterprise-wide solutions to total system or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products.  During this process all parts of a UKIS's existing or new peripheral, network, and telecommunications systems requirements (taking into consideration the special technology needs) shall be analysed and identified.

The Test Architect will report to the Engineering Leadership Team and be under the general direction of the Integration and Test Manager. 

Duties include:

  • Developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.
  • Application of advanced technical principles, techniques, theories and concepts.
  • Review, evaluation and derivation of requirements for testability, develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced I&T technical research studies and applications.
  • Serves as organization I&T spokesperson on complex projects and/or programs.
  • Support Business Development and Programme Management during capture & proposal phases.

Required skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Ability to synthesize customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Experience of integrating complex systems
  • Experience of qualifying software to Safety Integrity Levels (SIL 2, DO-168)
  • Experience of defining & monitoring sub-contract test activities
  • Familiar with Military EMC and Environmental Standards and sub-contracting testing to these.
  • Knowledge of Modelling and Simulation techniques for validation
  • Knowledge of integration to Def Stan 21-88 desirable

Desired skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of implementing Test Frameworks and Automation tools
  • Model based Engineering
  • Experience of Software Testing (ISTB qualified)
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Familiar with DOORS
  • Familiar with Defect reporting and tracking systems
  • MODAF/DODAF desirable.

Qualifications and Experience:

Appropriate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment.