Test Engineer

Job Description

Test Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in systems test and acceptance for one of the UK's Leading Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Test Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Test Engineer, you will be working closely with the Engineering team, Customer and Stakeholders to establish and implement the strategy and activities to successfully deliver Gateway solutions to meet the Customer requirements.

This role will provide you with opportunity to work within growing team of friendly like-minded people, all with an underlying passion for technology and with the opportunities to continually learn, innovate and demonstrate your abilities and aptitude. This role could also lead to future development or leadership opportunities within the team or wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Test and Acceptance Engineer will involve:

Develop and/or maintain a set of tests that prove the functionality of the system to be delivered

Carry out testing activities during the appropriate product lifecycle

Experience of Non-functional testing strategies and execution

Lead customer facing test and acceptance meetings and presentations,

Lead customer witnessed acceptance events,

Production of key test deliverables to support milestones

Develop test automation methods and test cases

Your skills and qualifications:


Proven track record as a Test engineer or similar role

Creation of test case definition through requirements analysis

Fault analysis and reporting to development teams

Creation and Implementation of Test Strategies

Experience of using Configuration and Service Management tools (Ideally Rational Team Concert)

Experience of using Requirement Management tools (Ideally DOORS)

Experience of test automation strategies and implementation


Team Leadership experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a positive attitude towards working to budgets and timescales. You will also have excellent self-organisation and time management skills with the ability to take responsibility for you own workload and take an innovative approach to drive improvements. Experience of mentoring junior staff would also be desirable. Communication with stakeholders and team members at all levels will also be key to this role.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.