Senior Test Analyst - Defense

  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • Contract
  • AU$100 - AU$104 per hour
  • 12 month contract (view to extend over 2 years)
  • NV1/NV2 Clearance Essential
  • 5 days on site (Sydney location)
  • $838 per day incl super

Our client is looking for a Senior Test Analyst to join their cutting-edge team to service one of their defense clients. In this role, you will play a vital part in ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of integrated ICT systems and applications that are pivotal to their clients success.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Test Analyst, you will be instrumental in the verification and validation of critical capabilities. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing senior oversight and guidance to a mid-sized test team, including mentoring junior testers and reporting to management.
  • Conducting Verification and Validation (V&V) activities in alignment with Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) policy.
  • Collaborating closely with the V&V Manager to plan and execute V&V activities throughout various project phases, such as DT&E and AT&E.
  • Developing test cases and detailed procedures to rigorously verify and validate systems supporting critical capabilities.
  • Planning and executing tests for mission applications, spanning Preview T&E, Developmental T&E, and Acceptance T&E.
  • Reviewing test procedures for areas of improvement and implementing process enhancements to optimize testing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Identifying and mitigating risks and issues related to testing, ensuring successful outcomes.
  • Conducting final testing to ensure systems meet required standards and specifications.
  • Assisting in defect management, including monitoring, assignment, and follow-up.
  • Supporting the V&V Manager in report and coordination tasks as needed.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Senior Tester, with a focus on testing infrastructure core services.
  • Demonstrated experience in testing, integration, and troubleshooting complex Defense projects or similar.
  • Working knowledge of Micro Focus Octane, Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM), or similar test management tools.
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Lifecycle, software development methodologies, ICT governance frameworks, and maintenance and operations environments.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience executing test procedures for large systems and system-of-systems with complex integrations.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working within the Defense environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting, testing, and validating mission applications or MOTS applications.
  • Experience with the implementation, assessment, and testing of capabilities within a Software Defined Data Center model.
  • Familiarity with Agile and/or DevSecOps delivery frameworks.

Important Info:

  • Monday to Friday business hours, with a standard 40-hour working week
  • Occasional interstate travel

Security Clearance:

  • Must have and maintain a Negative Vetting 2 (NV2) security clearance before commencing work.

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