Lead Missile Test Architect - Stevenage

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 7042 Date Posted: Monday 29 Apr 2024
Lead Test Architect
 
Location:                Stevenage
 
Salary:                     Up to £65,000
 
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to 21%, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave, enhanced parental leave.
 
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, that has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Test Architect.
 
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
 
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
 
The Lead Test Architect role:
 
The role includes leading a small project team that is responsible for determining the project’s Test Equipment (TE) and Testability of the system. You will be reporting to the Chief Design Engineer and leading a team of approximately three other engineers.
 
The department is responsible for the test architecture of our products, specifying and analysing the built-in test, specifying the production testing requirements and managing the specification and delivery of the test equipment.
 
As the successful candidate, you will need to:
  • Provide technical leadership to all Test-related issues on the project.
  • Manage the day-to-day delivery of the test team on that project.
  • Manage and assign the workload within the team ensuring the future workload forecast is accurate.
  • Manage the performance/development of individuals within their team including recruitment and onboarding of new starters.
  • Manage the time and attendance aspects of their team (holidays, overtime, timesheets, expenses etc).
 
You will be leading the project team that is responsible for:
  • Definition of the TE Technical Requirements and Statement of Work.
  • Managing the delivery of the TE from our internal TE design team and managing any TE Design trades.
  • Defining and implementing the project test strategy
  • Defining and implementing the project BIT architecture including coverage requirements, BIT timings and system-level BIT routines.
  • Specifying the factory pass-out testing used to ensure the correct build of our product, supporting the manufacturing team with identifying the optimal test stages during production.
  • Specifying the in-service test routines.
  • Generating and managing compliance to the lower-level test requirements placed upon design teams.
  • Analysing and modelling our system to understand the test coverage and generate diagnostic instructions.
 
Lead Test Architect Skills and Qualifications required:
  • Ideally educated to degree level with substantial experience in test, electrical or electronic engineering, ideally including at least one of the following:
  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems.
  • Analogue electronics.
  • Electronics testing.
  • Test equipment design.
  • Experience in requirements capture, Project management and planning, and Stakeholder management.
  • Able to lead and develop a small project team.
  • Willingness to travel when required (UK and EU).
 
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
 
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