Test Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Salary: £45 - £50 per hour
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: James Giblin

Test Engineer


Contract - 6 Months


Test Engineer needed for a leading Solutions Integration organisation based in Portsmouth who are looking to employ an experienced Test Engineer who can integrate sub-systems and diagnose interface issues and assist the development engineers in resolving them, providing practical solutions to a wide range of problems

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Test Engineer will include:

  • Planning own work within defined constraints
  • Providing technical support and assistance to engineers
  • Problem determination and resolution to a wide range of complex issues
  • Meeting plans, schedules and costs
  • Applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the test life cycle.
  • Interface with team members ensuring co-ordinated results
  • Design and documentation of low level integration tests
  • Design and documentation of system level tests.
  • Analysis of test results
  • Investigation and analysis of problems with the test environment and system or sub-system under test
  • Test report writing and presentation
  • Verification of fixes and subsequent regression testing
  • Conduct and co-ordination of testing in lab and customer environments
  • Conduct and co-ordination of customer level demonstrations under the supervision of an LM Employee
  • Estimating inputs for resource and schedule planning

What you need to be the successful Test Engineer:

In order to be the successful Test Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • An understanding and the application of the Integration and test principles and practices and a general knowledge of the Systems Engineering and Software Development Life Cycles
  • Demonstrable test experience across the full test lifecycle. Proven track record of quality delivery in complex, challenging, cutting edge test environments, with specific focus on Software test activity.
  • Commitment & teamwork:
  • Disciplined, logical and flexible work approach
  • Work effectively as part of a team, seeking timely management direction & guidance, peer counsel and team advice, exercising tact and diplomacy, and promoting enthusiasm, innovation and effective, positive inter-personal relationships
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Demonstrated understanding of customer needs and in house processes
  • Clear, focused and effective verbal and written communications
  • Good analytical skills
  • ISTQB Certification an advantage


  • Experience with network data/traffic monitoring and analysis tools
  • Experience of TestDirector/Quality Centre
  • Experience of Oracle SQLPLUS
  • Experience of J2EE
  • Experience of AIX/UNIX/WINDOWS NT/2003/2008/7

ISEB/ISTQB accreditedThis really is a fantastic opportunity for a Test Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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