Role Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who has great attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and can consistently produce high quality work. The successful candidate will form part of our Systems Test Team within the Engineering Department. Within the role, you will be working closely with the wider Engineering Team, supporting all software and hardware testing functions, improving system performance and influencing product design and functionality. The role offers great opportunity to be part of the development of our Navigation solutions, in particular the Radar and ECDIS Product lines.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in developing, and carrying out testing on complex systems comprising software and hardware
  • A hands-on tester who is at ease setting up both hardware and software test environments
  • Results orientated, understand how they can help deliver to schedule and budget.
Key Responsibilities
Conduct V&V activities throughout the project lifecycle, including:
  • Analysis and Review Systems requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Support Test Planning and Estimation/Sizing activities, including physical test environment design and setup
  • Creation and update of Test Specifications to support in V&V activities
  • Support in preparation and delivery of Systems Engineering Test Readiness Reviews in accordance with project schedule
  • Execution of Test Specifications at the respective level of test in accordance with the Test Plan and Schedule
  • Support automation of test activities, which may include development of tools and simulators, development of the automated test framework, and the creation and execution of automated tests
  • Investigate defects as they arise to support in their swift resolution
  • Support in identification, execution and formal recording of Type Approval related test activities
  • Support Witness Testing activities conducted by Notified Body and External Test Houses
  • Coordinate with other engineering functions and help solve problems as they arise
  • Prepare for and support Product Release activities in accordance with project schedule, including creation of the final Test Report
  • Ensure all responsibilities are delivered in accordance with Company Standards of Conduct and contractual processes
  • Have awareness of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
  • Carry out any other reasonable management request
Skills & Experience
  • Strong experience of System Engineering Verification and Validation.
  • Able to develop testing processes and methods
  • Able to develop technical documents and training materials to support new functionality and product releases
  • An interest in the use cases and applications for the products we design and build
  • Experience in use of Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Xray, Confluence).
  • Experience of automated test scripting (preferably in Python)
  • All round engineering aptitude, with software and hardware test experience. Preferably in Marine but other engineering disciplines (e.g. Automotive, Aerospace) are acceptable.
  • Experience of testing in a safety critical or regulated industry (E.g. Marine, Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, etc.)
  • Degree-qualified in a STEM subject
  • Analytic & interdisciplinary thinking with an interest in complex tasks
  • Able to work with people effectively at all levels, using well-developed influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to deal with internal and external customers in a professional way, both in person, over the phone and by email
  • Is a team player, and can create, develop and maintain productive working relationships

  • Experience in testing of Windows based applications.
  • Experience of automated test scripting using Squish
  • Experience of automated test scripting (in Python or similar)
  • Knowledge of Marine Products (specifically Radar and ECDIS) is preferable.
  • Experience with testing to IEC Standards
  • ISTQB certified preferable.
About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established our self as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7 support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.