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4 months ago
Lockheed Aerospace
Location: South East
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs

Software Component Test Engineer

Software Engineering

Ampthill - Bedfordshire

Specific Job Description

A talented Software Development Engineer is required to join the Software Engineering team at Lockheed Martin, Ampthill. As a Software Development Engineer you will have worked on programmes through the full Software Engineering lifecycle, with focus on the Software Design, Implementation and Unit Testing aspects of software development.

Successful candidates will be responsible for performing a range of software engineering tasks across the development lifecycle, including but limited to; assisting with requirements analysis, software design, implementation, and software testing and will be required to support integration and test activities. They will be expected to apply their knowledge of computer systems and software engineering best practice in the performance of their duties and be responsible for ensuring software compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development lifecycle. Successful candidates will be expected to be knowledgeable and proficient in the application of a wide range of software engineering practices and will display a proactive and innovative approach to developing complex technical solutions to difficult customer problems under general direction from their project lead. They will be responsible for assisting with accurate estimating/planning and will be expected to manage their own workload effectively to ensure that project milestones are met. The position will be full-time within the existing team developing cutting edge Ground Based Air Defence and Automated Sense & Warn software solutions for the UK MoD. The position requires solid software development knowledge and an understanding of the software development lifecycle.

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Employee Type

Full Time

Hours Per Week



United Kingdom (UK)

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.

We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path.

Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday.

Clearance Required for Role


Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?


Required skills, qualifications and experience

You will have been exposed to:
* Development of software level use-cases and requirements from system requirements
* Development of high-level and detailed software design
* Development and execution of software tests and support to software/system integration
Typically you may have UML modelling tools (e.g. Rhapsody/EA) and be familiar with requirements capture tools (e.g. DOORS). You will also be proficient in the use of software source control tools (e.g. SubVersion) and issue tracking tools (e.g. JIRA). You may also be a competent developer in Java and/or C# with other languages viewed as a bonus. Any experience diagnosing SQL problems would be beneficial

You will have developed test requirements, test descriptions and test cases and may also be familiar with automated test tools (e.g. in particular Sikuli and/or Eggplant). You will have conducted test runs and be able to provide detailed feedback to support the resolution of issues found.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

* HMI/GUI testing
* Scripting (e.g. Groovy/Python)
* Command Line Tooling
* Network diagnosis
* Experience with the Agile software development methodology and Scrum
Other useful skills/experience: Jenkins, Artifactory, Nexus, Chef, Bamboo, Jira, Fisheye/Crucible, NuGet, Groovy, SVN, Mercurial, Powershell, Batch

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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