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Job Ref:  BBBH141762
Employer:  Randstad
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cheltenham
Post Code:  GL50
19/10/2016 00:18
We have an exciting opportunity for a DV Cleared System Integration & Test Engineer to join our client based in Gloucestershire. An experienced integration and/or software testing professional well versed in defining and applying a range of testing techniques to a variety of systems in a range of contexts. They have worked on business critical systems and are comfortable working under their own motivation. To be considered for this role you must have current valid DV Clearance
Key Responsibilities

* Candidate should have experience in end-to-end systems integration, deep product testing, or both. Experience should not be limited to software-only systems and can be expected to apply test techniques to hardware and software integrated systems.
* The candidate must be comfortable working in multiple environments with a collaborative team, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders including other test professionals, software engineers, systems engineers, project manager and customers.
* Candidate will be expected to define and execute test activities either independently or under direction of more senior test professionals.
* The candidate can be expected to develop test plans and procedures for both black- and white-box testing of all components at the unit, module, system and integration levels, performing risk analysis when required.
* Candidate should be able to run investigations into root-cause analysis of failures, hardware or software, using the appropriate tools and recommend solutions to the relevant teams for resolution.
* The candidate will define and manage defect tracking and correction procedures, monitoring and updating defect reports as needed. They will write test programs to assess software quality, and develop test tools to increase test effectiveness.
* Candidate should be able to identify areas of opportunity for Test Automation and convert manual testing into automated frameworks as required.

Person Specification:
Essential criteria;

* Solid technical testing experience within the component and system integration testing phases of projects
* Ability to interact with customers and end users
* Experience of system testing methodologies and best practices
* Understanding of the importance of software version control
* Experience of working in fast paced Agile, waterfall and V-model SDLC methodologies
* Experience Working in an Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery model
* Experience of software and systems integration engineering principles
* Proven and successful track record in the Integration, Verification, Validation and Testing of systems with complex system interactions
* Experience of Integration and testing of IT HW & SW
* Development and planning of test environments; interface test equipment, data recording
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Experience of working in a Linux environment
* Experience in virtualisation technologies
* Experience of deploying and configuring complex software under Linux.
* Test specification, script and report development
* Experience of Automated Test Tools such as Selenium, Cucumber

Desired criteria;

* Experience in a similar testing and integration role would be advantageous
* Experience in both MS Windows and Linux operating system administration including networks, domains, user access would be advantageous
* Knowledge and use of database technologies including Oracle and MS SQL Server would be advantageous
* Experience of delivering complex performance testing on projects
* Knowledge of the Systems Engineering lifecycle
* Proven tracking record of building and maintaining Automation testing frameworks from scratch with a focus on continuous improvement
* Demonstrated experience of operating in technically complex IT development environments
* Experience of Continuous Integration
* Experience of scripting languages, e.g.: Python, Perl
* Experience of L2 & L3 switching configurations
* Linux system administration skills
* An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
* A desire to learn
* Ability to work closely with others in a small team
* Ability to work under pressure
* High degree of initiative and flexibility

Additional information:
Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances
Randstad Technologies Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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