Software Security Test Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Surrey
15 Jan 2019
29 Jan 2019
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Software Security Test Engineer

Would you like to play a key support role within Software Security? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Security Test Engineer at our site in New Malden (occasional travel may be required).

As a Software Security Test Engineer, you will develop and perform a range of software tests as part of the Software Security team contributing to a number of Combat System Equipment programmes for Naval Ships. The programmes cover a number of ships (e.g. T23, T45, QE, T26) and a variety of equipment (CMS, Gun Control, EO Control, Shared Infrastructure etc.).

This role will provide you with the opportunity for exposure to a wide variety of complex, networked systems designed, developed & maintained across extended programme lifecycles.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Security Test Engineer will involve:

Running system tests on later iterations of the relevant Combat system Equipment

Reporting on test outcomes and assisting in identifying system issues

Adapting pre-existing system test documentation to cater for evolution in the underlying equipment design

Developing new system test documentation for new system development and in support of more significant underlying system change

Incorporating changes to relevant documentation as required through the peer review process. Maintaining configuration control of the test artefacts through the review process

Fully contribute to process improvement within the team to help drive improvements to the validation & verification process

Your skills and qualifications:


Considerable experience developing and running System Tests for large complex systems

Able to produce clear and concise written technical documentation

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Good presentation skills


ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing

Experience of Active Directory Domain Services, Microsoft Server OS and Virtualisation

Degree qualified or equivalent, in a technology, engineering or science related discipline

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and all round stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relations at all levels. A positive attitude and the ability to proactively problem solve and think outside of the box is key to the success of this role.

Location: New Malden (Occasional travel may be required)

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.