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Test Engineer Lead ( R-00079335 )


Applications Engineer



Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:


Leidos are a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Specifically, you will lead a team of software and system testers to fully support the functional, non-functional, integration and performance testing of a system of critical national infrastructure.

You will have overall responsibility for the testing of a large system and code base from an incumbent supplier. You will be responsible for managing knowledge transfer, change and building your team.

You will be expected to inform the roadmap for cloud transformation with your peers working in tandem with the wider programme team; including engineering, architecture and cloud platform.

This role is of a highly technical nature.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform test governance activities

  • Attend client and other stakeholder meetings

  • Flow down comms to team members

  • Support the team leads and team when and where required

  • Lead respective Test stream activities

  • Create and review test design and test plan

  • Create and review test scripts (manual & automation)

  • Lead test team within the project where required

  • Working with third party suppliers to ensure requirements coverage.

  • Support and review Test Cases execution and supporting data

  • Produce and review test results and defects

  • Produce Test Reports and report on interim progress

  • Train team members where required

  • Perform line management activities where required

  • Produce Knowledge transfer articles

Key Skills

  • 7 years’ test experience (or 6 years’ experience with ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing).

  • Strong experience in leading technical test team

  • Proven experience in writing query’s in SQL database;

  • Experience of SOAPUI;

  • Knowledge of UNIX;

  • Knowledge of Web services;

  • Knowledge of AIX;

  • Extensive experience and good understanding of structured test methods and processes

  • Knowledge of supporting the setup of automated testing

  • Extensive experience in analysing requirements and design documentation

  • Extensive demonstrable experience developing test plans

  • Experience executing tests analysis and documenting results

  • Managing time and people

Nice to have:

  • IBM Software Life-cycle tooling

  • Desirable Experience of Java.


  • Clearance for role: SC

What do we do for you?

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.