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Software Test Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Canberra, Australia
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence are urgently seeking a dynamic and ambitious Software Test Engineer to join a high-performing team engaged on a range of large-scale public sector engagements.

You will be responsible for the overall quality of deployment of the key software engineering applications in Australia and ensure the software solution design meets the customer functional and non-functional requirements.

Please note that this role requires a minimum of NV1 Security Clearance to start the role.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Creates test designs, plans, scripts, programs and supporting artefacts using appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot issues discovered
  • Accurately detail discovered issues within the appropriate tooling
  • Articulates issues to key stakeholders
  • Execute tests as described and accurately record results
  • Use product knowledge to run investigative tests
  • Tailor approach to the phase of the project being executed

Skills & Experience:
  • Produces or validates the schedule and effort estimate for each performed task
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of schedule and endeavours to estimate accurately and deliver according to those estimates
  • Demonstrates skill and adeptness in team collaboration, technical discussion and negotiation
  • Continually increases personal understanding of the test frameworks, technical concepts, methods and measurements that underpin the engineering disciplines and practices of BAE systems
  • Works with Software Engineers to guide and assure their testing
  • Works with requirements owners to refine requirements such that they may be proven through testing
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand, challenge, contribute or construct functional and non-functional requirements and be capable of building tests in line with the requirements
  • Exploits appropriate test methods, languages, libraries and techniques and apply these to software engineering tasks to realise the most effective outcome
  • Ensures that all work is consistent with defined standards where standards exist and to withstand professional scrutiny in any case
  • Ensures high quality and delivery standards are met and consistently deliver quality test artefacts and reports on time and within estimate
  • Demonstrates the professionalism to reflect on and improve personal performance
  • Works as a member of an engineering team, collaborates with other team members and participates in technical discussions and conversations with customers
  • Experience deploying, integrating and supporting systems comprised of bespoke and COTS components
  • Able to work in challenging environments with limited tooling
  • Continuous Development / Continuous Integration experience
  • Experience working with defects management tools
  • Experience working in Linux environment
  • Hands-on experience with Wireshark or tcpdump
  • Programming experience in Java, Perl, Python or shell scripting is highly desirable
  • Experience working with automation frameworks is desirable

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is creating an environment for engineers to grow and maximise their potential, providing the platform to learn and innovate, as they encourage a growth mindset. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious Software Test Engineer to join a global service provider at the forefront of highly impactful, critical government projects. BAE Systems Digital Intelligence provides a structured career path with extensive scope for career progression, as well as a market leading remuneration package.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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