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Test and Acceptance Engineer


Applications Engineer


Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Test and Acceptance Engineer

UK Intelligence & Security


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.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

As a NS&D Intel Portfolio Test and Acceptance Engineer you will be required to support the UK Intelligence & Security Campaign. The successful candidate will support the business in pursuing and successfully delivering a number of customer engagement opportunities and internal activities. The successful candidate will have experience of working within the National Security (Home Office, UKIC, Policing, NCA), and/or Defence (Defence Intelligence, Offence Cyber, Defence Digital) sectors.

What is the role?
Leidos are seeking a Test and Acceptance Engineer , with industry best practice knowledge to support our customers in the most challenging of environments. This is an opportunity for a Systems Engineer to become an integral part of the NS&D team supporting our customers. The successful candidate will lead the coordination of the Integrated Test, Evaluation, and Acceptance (ITEA) and Assurance activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a customer centric mind set, but take an active interest in developing an understanding of wider capabilities across the organisation, which would enable reach back from the customer community where beneficial to the customer.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Coordinate the Integration, Test and Acceptance activities for the project, including the production of strategies, plans and associated acceptance artefacts.

  • Prepare test specifications (manual and automated) and conduct test execution and reporting activities

  • Ensure that the projects acceptance approach/plan is coherent with the wider framework.

  • Provide acceptance and requirements advice and guidance to the project and represent them on all Test and Acceptance related matters.

  • Provide acceptance support to the creation of Business Cases, Review Notes and Information Notes.

  • Lead all Test and Acceptance steering group in support of the development of the projects related capability Milestones.

  • Ensure that the Statement of Requirements (SoRs) have measurable and testable Measures of Performance (MoPs).

  • Ensure acceptance Verification & Validation (V&V) activities at every level are appropriate and coherent with the ITEAP; and that decisions at the lower levels, whilst acceptable individually, do not have a cumulative effect that together compromises delivery of the required capability.

  • Identify and manage Integration, test and evaluation related RAIDO.

Basic Qualifications

  • UK national who is UK security cleared (SC) or qualifies for clearance.

  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications); equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative.

  • 5+ years of Integration and Test experience.

  • Experience working as part of a test team on projects with complex requirements sets.

  • Strong understanding of principles of acceptance, verification and validation, as well as analytical and test methodologies.

  • Good experience of non-functional testing e.g. performance, resilience and security

  • Worked closely with requirements verification matrices

  • Excellent written / verbal communication and information management skills.

  • Critical thinking abilities, with initiative to find innovative solutions.

  • Ability to lead on all areas of Test and Acceptance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Model based systems engineering experience a plus.

  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology or as a member of an agile team.

  • Experience with technical documentation development.

The role will be 100% site based at the Leidos UK Farnborough facility, some travel may be required to customer site or other Leidos offices depending on engagement / business need. Local arrangements can be agreed with the portfolio director or delegate. Candidates need to hold or be eligible to gain UKIC DV.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is 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.

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.