Perform testing in support of projects, exercises and interoperability events by:
Reviewing test plans and test cases.
Supporting project and event stakeholders in the preparation leading up to a test event.
Participating in unit, system and integration testing with design and build teams when necessary.
Performing compatibility, inter-operability and any other testing in support of change evaluation.
Producing test reports and updating data contained within test management tools.
Assisting NATO Quality Assurance Representatives in the production of Quality Assurance reports.
Support system administrators of test and reference systems with the specification and implementation of these environments as required by projects and events.
Provide recommendations to IV&V SL Managers regarding improvements/lessons-learned as they apply to testing, change evaluation and test practices;
Maintain the necessary documentation and audit trail of all activities conducted;
Contribute to NATO and the Agency’s IV&V strategy, policies and plans, and execution;
Participate in the evaluation and procurement process for test management tools.
Assist with the recruitment of staff for the IV&V Service Line as required;
Deputize for higher grade staff, if required;
- Performs other duties as may be required.
The ideal candidate will have Higher Secondary education and have completed advanced higher level vocational training in Electronics Engineering or Information Systems related discipline; leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation, to include a two year college diploma or degree in Electronics Engineering or Information Systems related discipline.
You will have 8 years relevant experience with:
- Experience as a tester or independent verification and validation engineer, during all phases of the project lifecycle;
- Experience using test and test management tools such as HP ALM, IBM Rational, TestRail or similar;
- Experience configuring and using Windows and Unix;
- Experience with virtualization technologies;
- Knowledge of networking.
- ISTQB Certification;
- Experience with MS-Exchange and SharePoint;
- Experience in the implementation of ITIL Service Management;
- Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian element;
- Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT.
Most of the work of the NCI Agency is conducted in the English language, and therefore a thorough knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential and some knowledge of other NATO language is desirable.
- Renewal is in the interest of the Agency.
- Staff member's desire to remain with the Agency.
- The financial situation provides sufficient funding for the post held.
- The skills, competencies and behaviours, potential and work experience of the staff, versus the requirements of the Agency's work and/or availability of funding.
- Staff member has served the Agency with performance to the required standard as defined by the Agency,
- Staff member's deployability to operational theatre.
- Excellent (where eligible) expatriation household and children's allowances and additional privileges for expatriate staff.
- Education allowance for children (where appropriate) and an excellent private health insurance scheme;
- Generous annual leave and home leave (if eligible).
- Retirement Pension Plan
Please note: Due to the Agency’s transition into a new structure in the near future, this post may be subject to transfer to one of our other locations, as well as to a change of reporting lines. The final decision will be made at the time of a firm offer.
The Agency’s recruitment team advises you that due to the large volume of applications it receives the screening process may take up to 2 months.
We appreciate your patience.