OSS Test Engineer | Telecommunications

(Operational Support Systems)

A large telecommunication vendor requires the services of an OSS test specialist to work within the OSS / BSS / SI team.
You will need to have expertise in test planning and execution for this mission. The OSS test engineers duties are to ensure effective planning and execution of test cases, to perform test planning activities for the generation of modular test cases and suites for execution. Other duties include performance and progression of manual and automated test cases to mitigate the risk.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will need the following skills;

  • Ability to define & implement Test Plans and Test Cases in the OSS subject matter domain.
  • Ability & Experience of test execution on leading OSS and frontier COTS products. (Axiom, Netcool, Remedy, Proviso, Weblogic, Cramer)
  • Ability & Experience of integration testing with leading BSS systems.
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate with others in the use of System Integration Testing.
  • Hold an ISEB Testing Certification to ensure common understanding and a career decision to be a tester.

Desired Skills

Any of the skills listed below are highly desirable but not essential;

  • Unix and Oracle DB and SQL and scripting experience
  • Leading Test Tools such as Mercury, Rational
  • Leading Test Management Tools such as Mercury, Rational
  • Assurance Platforms such as Netcool
  • Provisioning Platforms such as Axioss and Cramer and Sydnesis
  • Inventory Platforms such as Cramer and Granite
  • Ticketing systems such as Remedy
  • Performance Platforms such as Proviso
  • Order / CRM Platforms such as Cramer/Seibel/SAP
  • Unix & Oracle

Vacancy Contact Details

Skillbase Consulting Limited
01322 316 237 (T)
Contact Name: Tom Griffiths

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Maidenhead
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 months
Salary £300 – £350 per day

Systems, Integration & Test Engineers

The company

The roots of this market leader UK story lie in the difficulties encountered by UKMoD EOD personnel addressing the terrorist threat dating back to the early 1970s.

From very simple beginnings, the vehicle, which was soon named “Wheelbarrow”, became more advanced as technology offered increased capability to the EOD operator. Wheelbarrow has now developed to Mark 8 Plus II, and is regarded by EOD specialists world-wide as the most capable and reliable unmanned vehicle available.

Today, Wheelbarrow is in service throughout the world in the most demanding of operating scenarios. The vehicle is unmatched for its combination of speed, dexterity, reach and payload capabilities. Obviously we provide equipment to a world where failure can be fatal. As the supplier of generic tele-operated systems to the EOD community we bring unique field experience and a realism in terms of manufacturing practicalities. We are an ISO9000:2000 Company.

Wheelbarrow is universally recognised as the benchmark when considering vehicles for Remote Improvised Explosive Device disposal. This market leaders vehicles are now also designed for other applications, in industrial, nuclear and security environments.

The Role

A world leading Integrated Robotic Systems Company is currently seeking a dynamic Systems Engineer to join their expanding Systems Engineering Department. The successful candidate will assist in developing and implementing structured engineering solutions and strategies to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. They will be responsible for the control of own work packages to meet agreed technical, quality, cost and schedule requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative engineering solutions to meet the requirements of the project to agreed schedule, quality and cost requirements across the whole development lifecycle within the context of the lifecycle management process.
  • Work with customers, other engineering disciplines and other internal departments across the whole development process and respond to their requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Capture, define and manage requirements through a disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management and ask challenging questions about the requirements and architecture of the system at each level of the hierarchy.
  • Management of system requirements in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs and validation and verification that the system that has been produced as a result meets the original specification.
  • Disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management using the DOORS capture tool.
  • Ability to write integration and verification plans, define detailed test procedures and demonstrate effective management of systems verification activities.
  • Generate, perform, approve and validate results of verification plans, test plans, analysis, test case design and other specific kinds of tests including, system tests, development tests, unit tests, component tests, integration tests, regression tests, stress tests, acceptance tests and qualification tests as appropriate.
  • To manage proving and/or acceptance trials on systems equipment.
  • To fault find and rectify problems found and to prepare test and design office reports.
  • Provide confidence that work products conform to all aspects of technical and quality requirements through robust configuration control, review and change management processes.
  • Understand and assist with customers’ systems engineering problems and provide them with acceptable solutions.
  • Ensure systems architectures are developed considering alternative concepts and trade analysis in order to determine preferred solution.
  • Understanding of the architecture of product design and ability to create a range of alternative interdisciplinary concepts, perform trade off analysis and determine preferred solution.
  • Experience of facilitating trade-offs between hardware and software and deriving discipline specific requirements.
  • Construct and implement embedded solutions including detailed design, technical reviews, and performance optimisation.
  • Define strategies in order to comprehensively review and exercise designs to detect defects and evaluate features in both development and manufacture.
  • Understand and implement the requirements for the certification of safety critical products in partnership with the appropriate development assurance level requirements and processes.
  • Understand safety critical applications and the management of associated risks, hazards and mitigations leading to the development of a system safety case.
  • Assist the Chief Engineer and Engineering Manager in the formulation of engineering strategy and continual process improvement, in support of the company business and strategic objectives.
  • Provide effective technical support, including customer liaison, to all departments at both company’s and customers’ premises as required.
  • Preparation of schemes and systems architecture design from Customer specifications or approved Research and Development tasks.
  • Liaison with all SMEs and disciplines with the Design Office in order to produce coherent and comprehensive design solutions and packages.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Interface Control Specifications.
  • Inform equipment suppliers by means of Design Specifications or correspondence of new equipment requirements.
  • Vacancy Contact Details

    Shorterm Limited
    Contact Name: Nick Stuart

    Vacancy Summary

    Job Type Permanent
    Location Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, West Midlands
    Start Date ASAP
    Duration TBD
    Salary £34,000 – £35,000 pa

Test Automation Engineer | Bristol | South West

Senior Software Tester / Software Tester / Test Automation Engineer / Tester / Test Analyst (full lifecycle automated testing of software development projects / web server technologies using open source tools and XML) Bristol / South West. £28K-£35K plus excellent comprehensive benefits which include bonus plus pension, health, sharesave and more !

Are you a highly competent Software Tester? Would you like to work for a market leading and global PLC software house at the cutting edge of technology who really reward their staff on merit, if so, I have a superb opportunity !

My client is seeking a talented senior individual who is passionate about automated testing who will be responsible for the QA and testing phase of software development projects. Responsibilities will cover the complete lifecycle of testing activities, including preparation of test plans and test cases, execution of tests, replication of faults, test reporting, retesting and closeout.

You will have competence in much of the following ;

  • develop and implement test suites and scripts for automated testing
  • liaise with and perhaps mentor a small team of automated test engineers based in Bangalore, India
  • developing test plans and scripts exercising the full range of available functionality
  • testing in multiple domains (performance, usability, functional etc)
  • execution of tests in accordance with plans and release schedules
  • accurate reporting on test execution
  • maintaining the quality of the tested deliverables and defects
  • configuration of test environments
  • reporting to QA Manager on progress in developing test suites and documentation of the test framework
  • working with development to clarify expected system behaviour.

You should also have much of the following

  • exposure to open source web testing tools
  • the ability to lead a remote team to develop and implement automated tests
  • ability to create automated tests for Web Server Technologies
  • experience in scripting automated tests for both new products and product maintenance
  • knowledge in developing and implementing reusable and scalable automated test harnesses (NUnit and .NET experience is relevant)
  • HTML and XML, experience in configuring test environments
  • good understanding and experience of structured testing techniques.

If you have any of the following then this would be further advantageous

  • exposure to JavaScript
  • MS SQL Server including SQL Scripting
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Client/Server technologies
  • knowledge of WatiN and/or Selenium
  • working with AJAX type applications
  • understanding of XPath.

To learn more about this excellent, unique opportunity please send a CV as soon as possible, immediate interviews !

Vacancy Contact Details

Project People Limited
01202 313180 (T)
01202 313601 (F)
Contact Name: Kathryn Nash (kathryn.nash@projectpeople.com)

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Bristol, South West, England
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £28,000 – £35,000 pa + bonus + pension
Reference Number P/KJN/6789/Test

Production Test Engineer | Dundee

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will be responsible for ensuring the timely availability of test equipment for the client’s products from concept through to development. Responsibilities will include creation and development of test specifications, supporting the production test team in the development of future test capabilities and liaising with the design engineering department of various products as they reach production release.

Responsibilities

  • Design, development and configuration of all necessary test hardware/software and operating environments as required to ensure production integrity testing
  • Reports test results and enters problems and issues into the bug database
  • Provides technical expertise to production on specific products and operating systems
  • Writes or assists in the development of test plans and test procedures
  • Completes assigned test-related tasks
  • Assists in the management of defects by database under the guidance of QA function
  • Assists in the automation of relevant test procedures
  • Assists in review of test processes as they are developed
  • To support the transfer of application knowledge from engineering to the production environment for assigned projects

Candidate Requirements

Person spec – higher weighting more important:-

  • 10 – Excellent understanding of test processes and strong experience of testing computer software
  • 10 – Ability to visualise how new designs will be tested and programmed in manufacturing efficiently
  • 10 – Worked in an Engineering environment supporting, introducing and transferring test solutions
  • 10 – Knowledge of programming languages and source control systems
  • 10 – Experience of programming in Visual Basic, or MS C++.
  • 10 – Working knowledge of communications protocols such as CANbus or RS-485
  • 10 – Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to listen, communicate and be trusted
  • 9 – Able to methodically produce the steps which exhibit bugs in the product and be able to reproduce and communicate these steps.
  • 9 – Shows initiative in gaining in-depth experience in areas of technology relevant to testing of company products
  • 9 – Shows initiative in gaining theoretical knowledge in software testing
  • 9 – Strong PC literacy – solid experience of all Microsoft office packages
  • 9 – Educated to a minimum of a HNC level in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • 9 – Sufficient knowledge/experience working within a Microsoft operating environment
  • 8 – Experience of working with automated testing tools
  • 8 – Experience of computer networking

 

Vacancy Contact Details

Solutions Driven Ltd
8-10 Panorama Business Village
Blairtummock Place
Glasgow
G33 4EN
+44 141 773 2030 (T)
+44 141 773 2040 (F)
View Details Online: Production Test Engineer
Contact Name: Graeme Cowan +44 7790578692 (M)

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Dundee
Start Date ASAP
Duration TDB
Salary £25,000 – £30,000 pa + benefits

C# Developer, Tester, Test Engineer (Test Automation) Cambridge

The Role

In a break from the norm, Testers are seen as equals to their colleagues in Software Engineering. With that in mind we are looking for a Tester to work closely with the developers and someone who can hold their own when it comes to programming (C# preferably). Your role in the software development lifecycle is to stress and attempt to break everything put in front of you. This is a highly technical role and you will be testing both API and GUI layers. You will also be responsible for writing automated test code (C# and NUnit). Writing Test Plans and writing and executing Test Cases.

Person Profile

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Either a Developer (C#) who has been Testing you own work or a Tester with solid Programming expertise (capable of writing automated test code using C# and/or NUnit)
  • Capable of writing Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Cases
  • A passion for Software Testing and committed to a career in Test

Technical environment

  • C#
  • NUnit
  • SQL
  • SQL Server
  • Test Case Management
  • White Box Testing

Vacancy Contact Details

About Idealpeople
Ideal People Ltd exists to align industry specialists with client expectations. We’re recruitment experts in the IT, Communications, e-Business and New Media sectors in the UK and internationally

Ideal People Ltd
01908 562297 (T)
Contact name: Nick.Tooley@Idealpeople.net
View details online: Test Engineer/C# Developer – Cambridge UK

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Royston, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, London, Stevenage, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Saffron Walden
Start Date ASAP (0 – 3 months)
Duration Permanent
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 pa
Reference Number XTS13105

Test Analyst / Engineer x3 – Basingstoke Hampshire

Our Client, a Global IT Service Provider, seeks a Build & Test Engineer with a strong Microsoft background to help the Test Manager define and detail the testing strategy. The Test team are responsible for testing the deliverables from integration prior to their release into a highly clamped environment. Test Plans, Definitions and Statements are created for all pieces of work. For larger projects, working closely with the Designer and Integrator is required to ensure requirements are fully understood, are met, and are fully tested.

You will need to be highly motivated with the ability to work as an individual, but also as part of a team. You will also have excellent communication skills, and good customer facing skills are required as some elements of the testing will be witnessed by the customer. You must have strong testing background with good experience of test processes and methodologies.

Any knowledge or exposure to Military Communications or Digital Media Handling would be desirable.

Vacancy Contact Details

Sping Group
Hazlitt House
4 Bouverie Street
London
EC4Y 8AX
United Kingdom

T: + 44 (0) 20 7300 9000
F: + 44 (0) 20 7300 9090
E: technology@spring.com

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Basingstoke, Hampshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25,000 – £40,000 + bonus

Test Engineer | Contract

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Produce Product and System level test plans from customer requirement and project team inputs.
  • Identify test equipment requirements for all Product/System test plans, and ensure it is available.
  • Carry out internal validation of products against Product and System level test plans, ensuring a full validation report and audit trail is available.
  • Prepare Products for external certification, identifying any additional information/scripts/equipment that may be required for the external certification.
  • Carry out Certification runs on products where the certification body allows these to be carried out externally.
  • Provide consultation with other parts of the EMEA validation team on test plans/processes where EMEA teams have been sub-contracted by national and international customers. This includes review of customer test plans.
  • Ensure all test plans and associated documents are kept up to date, modified, released according to Company procedures, with associated audit trail.
  • Ensure that all issues are logged via Test Result sheets and/or Bug/AVP database.
  • Participate in all Software Release Reviews.
  • Keep up to date with the latest evolutions of APACS and EMV specifications, and advise on potential deficiencies where appropriate.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Technical and IT abilities.
  • Computer literate, with competent PC skills.
  • Able to work as part of the team and use own initiative.
  • Possess good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Logical thinker, which will assist in following test plans.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a tester role is required.
  • Knowledge of payment terminals/card payments industry would be preferable.

PLEASE NOTE AS THIS IS A SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT, OUR CLIENT IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE LOCAL WITHIN A 30 MILE RADIUS

Vacancy Contact Details

Role is being advertised by Adecco
For more information and to apply, use this link: Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Ferndown
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 Months
Salary £14.00 – £18.00 / hour

Test Engineer | Process Control Systems

Due to a period of sustained growth, my client, a world leading supplier of process control systems into a variety of industry sectors is currently looking for Test Engineers to carry out system testing on substation automation systems. Reporting into the Test Engineering Team Leader with regular interfacing with the system engineer and project managers.

Vacancy Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Carry out point to point wiring checks and Applied Voltage Withstand Tests
  • Download Configurations to Intelligent Electronic Devices
  • Set up Test Equipment and wiring
  • Perform systems testing as prescribed in the test plan
  • Support system Engineers with performing customer witness tests
  • Disassemble test wiring and equipment
  • Complete Test Documentation

Other duties can include:

  • Modification of cubicle wiring
  • Supporting system engineers in the design process
  • Support Commissioning Engineers on site

Candidate Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Able to read and understand wiring and schematic diagrams
  • Ability to understand configuration of protection IED’s and relays.
  • Must have demonstrable experience with protection systems and have good knowledge of secondary injections and electrical test safety regulations.
  • The candidate must also be self motivated, dedicated and have the ambition to have a long and dedicated career within the industry.

Vacancy Contact Details

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience, then please forward your CV with salary expectations to cgartside@fircroft.co.uk or call 01925 255 477 for more information.

P: +44 1925 255 477
E: cgartside@fircroft.co.uk

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Stone, Staffordshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration Full Time
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 + Benefits

Test Automation Engineer, Bristol – South West

Senior Software Tester / Software Tester / Test Automation Engineer / Tester / Test Analyst (full lifecycle automated testing of software development projects / web server technologies using open source tools and XML) Bristol / South West. £28K-£35K plus excellent comprehensive benefits which include bonus plus pension, health, sharesave and more !

Are you a highly competent Software Tester? Would you like to work for a market leading and global PLC software house at the cutting edge of technology who really reward their staff on merit, if so, I have a superb opportunity !

My client is seeking a talented senior individual who is passionate about automated testing who will be responsible for the QA and testing phase of software development projects.

Responsibilities

  • complete lifecycle of testing activities
  • preparation of test plans and test cases
  • execution of tests
  • replication of faults
  • test reporting
  • retesting and closeout.

You will have competence in much of the following ;

  • develop and implement test suites and scripts for automated testing
  • liaise with and perhaps mentor a small team of automated test engineers based in Bangalore, India
  • Develop test plans and scripts exercising the full range of available functionality
  • testing in multiple domains (performance, usability, functional etc)
  • execution of tests in accordance with plans and release schedules
  • accurate reporting on test execution, the quality of the tested deliverables and defects
  • configuration of test environments
  • reporting to QA Manager on progress in developing test suites and documentation of the test framework
  • working with development to clarify expected system behaviour.

You should also have much of the following –

  • exposure to open source web testing tools
  • the ability to lead a remote team to develop and implement automated tests
  • ability to create automated tests for Web Server Technologies
  • experience in scripting automated tests for both new products and product maintenance
  • knowledge in developing and implementing reusable and scalable automated test harnesses (NUnit and .NET experience is relevant),
  • HTML and XML
  • experience in configuring test environments
  • good understanding and experience of structured testing techniques.

If you have any of the following then this would be further advantageous:

  • exposure to JavaScript
  • MS SQL Server including SQL Scripting
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Client/Server technologies
  • knowledge of WatiN and/or Selenium,
  • working with AJAX type applications
  • understanding of XPath.

To learn more about this excellent, unique opportunity please send a CV as soon as possible, immediate interviews !

Vacancy Contact

Kathryn Nash
Project People Limited
01202 313180 (T)
01202 313601 (F)

Vacancy Details

Job Type Full Time / Permanent
Location Bristol, South West, England
Start Date ASAP
Duration Full Time / Permanent
Salary £28,000 – £35,000 pa + bonus + p