Systems Test Consultant at Ultra Intelligence & Communications, Maidenhead, £Contract Rate

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  • Maidenhead SL6, UK
  • Jul 04, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description

Company: Ultra Intelligence & Communications
Cyber OBU
Provide Decision Advantage to Mission Partners Around the World
Join us in our mission to provide the world's military members with the latest, most customizable solutions and capabilities, enabling mission success anywhere around the globe. At Ultra Intelligence and Communications (I&C), we provide critical, tactical capabilities to enhance and accelerate decision-making in the most challenging environments. By joining us, you will experience unrivaled opportunities for growth and innovation and be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that pushes boundaries and drives meaningful change in intelligence and communications.
Cyber Business
Our Cyber business unit is at the forefront of pioneering advanced cryptographic and key management solutions, facilitating the confidential exchange of vital information for customers operating at both tactical and strategic echelons. Join our team and participate in the innovation that ensures the highest security and trust worldwide.
Job Description
At Ultra Cyber we protect highly sensitive information, working with nations worldwide to help ensure their information is secure as possible. Our engineers work on the most difficult cybersecurity challenges to protect our national security and critical infrastructure; we strive to protect what matters. It's why we come to work. It's what we're good at.
At Ultra Cyber you will:
  • Work on state-of-the-art Cyber Security equipment within high-grade crypto and information assurance
  • Part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
The Systems Engineering function in Ultra provides expertise to all projects through the bid and full engineering lifecycle. It ensures that both project and statutory requirements are met, whilst working to improve the effectiveness of the implementation of systems engineering within the company. It is responsible for the requirements, system architecture, design and integration of the solution, whereby our independent test team exercise the solution. It is responsible for defining, managing and delivering against the agreed budget. The Cyber UK Operational Business Unit delivers multiple concurrent research, development and production programmes ranging from tens of £k to several £m.
Responsible for / Key responsibilities
  • See Statement of Work.
Qualifications / skills required
  • Essential:
    • Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science-based subject or equivalent industry experience.
    • Significant experience and a full understanding of testing for Verification and Validation activities and events across the Systems Engineering life cycle, CADMID/V-Model and associated development models.
    • Significant experience of developing high quality Test verification and validation artefacts, aligned to the ITEAP, where all testing results in definitive outcomes to establish the compliance of the solution of interest
    • Experience in writing high quality technical test related documentation and the formal technical review of such material to achieve release for use. Test Plans and Procedures.
    • Experience working to SE review gate processes and being a key stakeholders prior to and heavily contribute towards the numerous TRRs .
    • Advanced knowledge of System Engineering Test practices, methodologies, processes, techniques and technology trends.
    • Experience of DOORS and JIRA
    • Proven ability to manage defects resulting from testing, triage, oversee rectification approach, assure regression and testing to implement corrective measures.
    • Experience of hands-on development testing and formal acceptance testing of either hardware, software or firmware solutions, prior to testing in integration and then system level testing, particularly in support of acceptance.
    • Practical knowledge of optimising testing, using other verification methods, to minimise testing and/or testing to assure other methods via test evidence.
    • Act as work package owner to manage and deliver the agreed and required tasks on time and on budget
  • Desirable
    • Python scripting and Robot framework
    • Experience of best balance of manual and automated test to achieve the totality of the V&V campaign
Our Team
We trust and empower each other; we love to celebrate success and we win as a team. Together, we embrace change and we’re never satisfied until we’ve done what we said
This is an Outside IR35 determination
Due to the nature of the programs we deliver for our customers, candidates may need to obtain the relevant security clearance or handle export-controlled material as defined by the role's requirements.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
At Ultra I&C, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we successfully deliver to our customers.
We, therefore, do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible. If you have any issues with your application, please email us at