Systems Test Manager

Berkshire | Electronic, Engineering

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials.

The company have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

"Great company with wide and varied opportunities, lots of interesting projects and very talented people to learn from and grow from" Dec 2021 *Glassdoor review

"Dynamic, Agile company with good career opportunities" July 2021 *Glassdoor review


The Systems Manager (Test) will be joining a successful company, working across the largest project within in their business area.

As the Systems Manager (Test) you will lead the System Test and Qualification team to ensure verification and validation of the company's customers and stakeholders requirements, within the UK Operational Business Unit. You will lead the development of the Systems Test department including line management and technical expertise.

The Systems Test function provides expertise to all projects through the bid and full development life-cycle, focusing on the right-hand side of the V Model. It ensures that both project and statutory requirements are met and works to improve the effectiveness of the systems design function within the company. It is responsible for conducting Systems Test activities to ensure designs and products meet customer requirements.

As the Systems Manager (Test) you will lead a team of ~10 Systems Test Engineers, including specialists of Environmental Test, Automated Testing and System level testing. Providing line and resource management of the Systems Test Team within the UK Operational Business Unit, which delivers multiple concurrent research, development and production programmes ranging from tens of £k to several £m.

The role is open to a experienced Systems Engineering Manager / OR Systems Technical Lead, with experience across the full systems lifecyle, although a strong appreciation and understanding of Systems Test is essential.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
  • Significant experience and a full understanding of Systems Test Engineering and Systems Test events.
  • Significant experience of developing Systems Test artefacts and achieving a compliant systems design.
  • Experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material.
  • Experience working as a technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) and developing new areas of expertise as and when required.
  • Experience in Line management or technical leadership.


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous
  • Experience of DOORS and automated test tools.
  • Experience of EMC and TEMPEST qualification testing, and working with external test houses.

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