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Lead Test Engineer

Job Description

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 

Different thinking for a Different world

The Northrop Grumman team at Cheltenham,

  • Responsible for Customer Acceptance of multi-disciplinary requirements for Integrated Systems, Hardware and Software installations, including in-service support and training acceptance, and final acceptance and support to project closure;

How you will make a difference
  • Act as the Test and Acceptance Manager/ITEA Manager for a project producing and enforcing Test and Acceptance Management/ITEA plans and procedures;

  • Take responsibility for requirements and verification matrix management;

  • Understand the testing requirements of a project and design appropriate test strategies and test activities;

  • Identify and manage the production of all required Test documentation for a project;

  • Take responsibility for the design and management of a project’s system integration and test facilities;

  • Take responsibility for configuration management of test tools, test scenarios and other test data on a project;

  • Manage Customer Acceptance Testing (Factory, Site, Operational Acceptance Testing);

  • Supervise a team of test engineers carrying out test activities, ensuring they understand and comply with the appropriate published Quality processes and any additional project requirements;

  • Provide technical guidance to more junior engineers during the production of documentation and the various test and acceptance activities required by the project;

  • Act as the Principal reviewer of all test documentation, including formal deliverable documentation;

  • Take responsibility for the pursuit of best practice for software testing across the company;

  • Identify and suggest new test and fault management tools and methodologies to improve efficiency of software test practices;

  • Liaise with other test teams to minimise duplication of effort and achieve consistency of quality of testing across the business;

  • Take responsibility for maintenance of the appropriate Quality Processes and Documentation;

  • Carry out all above tasks in accordance with Northrop Grumman’s Quality System and published Software Production processes.

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