Verification and Validation Engineer

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  • Location:

    Newport, Wales

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Description:

In order to demonstrate suitability for release of a Product, System or Service the V&V Engineer is responsible for designing, documenting, implementing and executing tests based on System Requirements. This will include the capturing of results, preparation of Verification Compliancy Matrices and production of Results and Reporting documentation.

This job needs to contribute to …

  • Design, implementation and execution of allocated Verification and Validation activities for Software/Products/Systems to meet demanding technical, cost, timescale and quality criteria

  • Needs sustained technical understanding of all issues to do with V&V activities for the Product, System, or Service for which they are responsible.

  • Needs to understand and be able to design/implement automated techniques for V&V related activities

Essential Experience:

  • Must have experience of formal Verification & Validation of complex electronic equipment and/or supporting software applications

  • Must have experience of the full product lifecycle, from initial V&V strategy definition through to in-service acceptance

  • Familiar with test and integration methods for software and hardware product development

  • Able to carry out development tasks of up to three months duration with only limited supervision

Essential Skills:

  • Must be skilled in development and implementation of Verification & Validation solutions for four or more of the following:

  • Cryptographic Key Management and Distribution Systems

  • Cryptographic Devices

  • Windows hosted software applications

  • Embedded software applications

  • TEMPEST approval of equipment

  • CE approval of equipment

  • Secure Communications Systems/Network Devices

  • Cyber Defence Systems/Services

  • Must have an understanding of Requirements Management and traceability

  • Must have an understanding of Automated Test Techniques

  • Must have an understanding of work package definition and estimation

  • Good understanding of Configuration Control

Desirable Skills:

  • ISTQB Software Test qualified to at least Foundation Certificate standard

  • CCNA standard experience and working knowledge of network configuration and operation

  • Special To Type Test Equipment (STTE) hardware, software and test data development/preparation

  • Automated Testing Techniques

  • Test script/software development (Windows and Unix environments)

  • ISDN Telecommunications equipment and network management

  • TCP/IP network configuration and test

  • Integration/test of database systems (e.g. Oracle/SQL)

  • Black box software testing

  • EMC, Safety, Environmental, TEMPEST qualification testing

  • Experience of formal Requirements Management (e.g. DOORS)

  • Experience of product V&V to achieve UK approved cryptographic/TEMPEST standards

  • Experience of Programming, particularly related to preparation of automated test solutions and scripts.