Test and Integration Lead - Skynet

Job Description

Job Title: Test and Integration Lead - Skynet

Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48165

It starts with you

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 Test and Integration Lead Skynet at our Ashton House 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 Test and Integration Lead Skynet 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 Test and Integration Lead - Skynet will make

As a Test and Integration Lead Skynet you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Supporting the vital Skynet Service Delivery to deliver significant System upgrades bringing innovation and modernisation. Reporting to the Head of Transition, you'll also be part of a multi-million pound programme of technology change. This is a fast-paced, challenging role on a significant project where modelling is integral to the project success.

Day to day, you'll lead a team of test and integration engineer. You'll own and deliver Test Plans and Test Procedures in accordance with project ITEAP, with a specific focus on Networks and software along with managing Test and Integration Facility tools, processes and activities. You'll undertake VV&T activities on new and modified products across a range network and satellite equipment and software within a structured upgrade programme. You'll be proactive in your approach, you'll have excellent leadership skills combined with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment with new and exciting challenges each day. You'll represent Babcock at stakeholder meetings, Governance forums, Design Reviews and Readiness Assessment activities where VV&T are a key part of Assurance activities.

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 with 1-2 days in the office/onsite and 3-4 days working from home.

Essential experience
Proven experience in managing and/or leading engineering teams (essential), ideally within a test systems discipline (desirable)
In-depth knowledge of Systems Engineering processes on large and/or complex engineering projects, and acceptance of these
Demonstratable experience in the defence or telecommunication industry, ideally MILSATCOM but not essential.
Understanding of change and configuration control process

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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