Lead Test Engineer

Job Description

Lead Test Engineer

Bristol with hybrid working

Full time / Permanent


Build a better world

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Lead Test Engineer at our Bristol site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Mission Systems

The Lead Test Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new Lead test Engineer will make

As a Lead Test Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will lead the test activities required to demonstrate compliance to requirements for complex electronic systems involving software.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for working with SME's to facilitate the design and development of tests to verify / validate functionality. Other activities include capturing, reporting & supporting the analysis of system non-conformities as well as Supporting system software updates, and deployment activities.

The Lead Test Engineer will have the opportunity to help shape the design and architecture as the system matures.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements.

Essential experience
Familiarity with V-model and importance of testing against requirements.
Proven experience of leading Functional Testing activities: running and managing appropriate tests to ensure requirements are met.
Proven experience of leading Non-Functional Testing activities: analysing changes to a product and/or service.
Ability to identify, research and implement effective testing techniques and tools.
Communicating issues and defects to stakeholders.
Experience of Integration testing. Specifically designing appropriate, risk based, end to end system integration tests
Exposure to Continuous Integration and deployment as part of a software release process.
Creation and maintenance of automated tests.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
Employee Share Plan
Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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