Senior Software Test Engineer

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems - Weymouth

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Business:   Command & Sonar Systems

Location: Weymouth

JOB TITLE Senior Software Test Engineer 

Job purpose:

Ultra Command & Sonar Systems (CSS) has an existing opportunity for a Software Test Engineer up to Senior level to contribute to our rapidly expanding business. The candidate will have input into test planning, scripting, and execution of test scenarios; interfacing to advanced sonar processing sub-systems deployed on Windows and Linux operating systems within virtualized environments. This role would suit a test engineer with a keen interest in leading software technology and a proven ability to deliver testing of software components as part of a wider complex product.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ability to generate structured Software Test Planning and Elaboration documentation.
  • Support the design and execution of Systems and Software Tests to verify and validate that our Sonar Systems meet requirements, quality, performance and reliability criteria.
  • Support of user acceptance evaluations, Factory Acceptance Tests, systems trials and confidence testing.
  • Accountable for supporting the development and maintenance of the CSS Software test strategy, testing quality framework, and test methodology.
  • Good understanding of Software architectural and detailed design, using UML with Enterprise Architect and DOORS would be desirable.
  • Supports the policy and standards for the performing of business process testing.


Skills, Qualification and Experience:

  • Testing experience in a similar role – Essential
  • Ability to understand and use Requirements Analysis to support test design and planning-
  • Working within a software development team debugging, reviewing and some coding –
  • Good understanding of Software Configuration and Build Management – Desirable
  • Knowledge of UML, Enterprise Architect or DOORS – Desirable
  • Knowledge of C++, RTI DDS, UML – Desirable
  • ISEB Accreditation in Software Testing or equivalent – Desirable
  • A good working understanding of Microsoft applications – Desirable
  • Experience of using testing tools and Test Harness frameworks: Jira, Redmine –
  • Sonar domain knowledge, or similar signal processing intensive applications –


Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated, adaptable to change, proactive, diligent and with good leadership and inter-personal skills;
  • Batchelor’s degree or equivalent in Science, Engineering or Mathematics.
  • Experience of the whole Software Development lifecycle
  • An appreciation of Agile, Waterfall and V Model lifecycles
  • Knowledge of Software Engineering best practices, methodologies, processes and tools;
  • Capable of obtaining Security Clearance to at least SC level;


Job Reference: JUN20207357
Salary: Competitive
Location: Weymouth
Category: Engineering
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: August 31, 2020

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Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems

Welcome to Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, part of the Ultra Electronics Group, we are a UK-based solutions provider and systems integrator that operates in the Defence and Aerospace markets, where we deliver world-leading products, solutions and services to both national and international customers.