Test Engineer - Network Management Systems

Test Engineer - Network Management Systems

Job Title: Test Engineer - Network Management Systems
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport
Salary: DOE
Start Date: 2017-09-07
Reference: J13982
Contact Name: Jessica Rose
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2017 17:14

Job Description

KDC Resource is currently for a Test Engineer to develop test materials pertaining to the Network Management System (NMS) element of the system as part of the UK IV&V test team. Execute tests as part of UK-based Integration Test activities and provide knowledge transfer of the test materials to the Romanian based acceptance test team.

The position will be based in Newport; however some travel to Romania, The Netherlands and Brussels may be required. It is envisaged that this role will be required until the end of March 2018.

Key Responsibilities
• Produce Test Stage Test Plans for NMS Integration and Acceptance Test Phases
• Prepare Test Stage Test Scripts, detailing test steps, test data and expected results
• Track and report test progress against stage test phase execution schedules
• Contribute to the production of the Test Stage Test Exit Reports
• Peer review of T&V team test deliverables and Engineering design documentation
• Assist in the defining of the test environment configuration required to support scheduled tests during a stage test phase
• Support NMS integration test activities including test execution of test phase test scripts, record and verify results and capture defects upon observation of non-compliance
• Perform knowledge transfer of NMS acceptance tests across to the Romanian acceptance test team.


• At least 3 years NMS test engineering experience of testing systems utilising WhatsupGold Total Plus and BMC Footprints for their Service Desk, Communication Management, Configuration Management, Service & System Monitoring and Functional Services Management - essential
• Knowledge of network (incl VLAN), system and application level troubleshooting techniques - essential
• Experience of projects involving multiple suppliers using varying delivery and test approaches - essential
• Knowledge and experience of IEEE829 and BS7925-2 - essential
• Proven experience in an industry standard Test Management and Defect Management tool, e.g. HP ALM (formerly Mercury Quality Centre), Rational Test Manager - essential
• Understanding of Problem, Change, Release and Configuration Management processes - essential
• Experience in use of Microsoft Project or similar planning tool - desirable
• Broad understanding of the Prince2 project management methodology - desirable
• Broad understanding of the Rational Unified Process software engineering process - desirable
• Experience of IXIA test tools for automation and performance monitoring - desirable
• Ability to receive tasks and work independently
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
• Strong communication skills and the ability to be concise in both written and verbal communications.
• Multi-tasking and prioritisation skills
• Excellent communication skills both internally within the T&V project and Customer

• Educated to ONC diploma level either in a science or engineering based subject - desirable or equivalent experience.
• Formal qualifications in testing (Foundation level of ISEB Software Testing) - highly desirable
• Relevant manufacturers or technical courses (i.e. Oracle, SQL)

Candidates must have transferable SC.

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