Senior Test & Validation Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Mobility requires a Senior Test and Validation Engineer to join their Rail Infrastructure business as part of a multi-disciplinary group who are responsible for all engineering assurance activities on a portfolio of products developed by the R&D (UK) department.  The product portfolio supports both mainline and mass transit railway projects, and includes safety-critical and safety-related products. 
The role involves working on the integration, testing, verification, validation and approval of R&D software and product lines.

What are my responsibilities? 
  • Develop validation plans and test strategy plans in support of product developments or product updates, and support the project manager in project planning
  • Design and develop product tests specifications and product integration test specifications.  Specify or develop and test facilities needed.  Trial run the tests
  • Develop system understanding of the products within the intended environment of application
  • Assess the impact of the changes between releases and select test cases for regression and retesting.  Participate in producing Impact Analysis reports
  • Run and record product tests and integration tests using the factory test facilities.  Generate test reports. Perform analyses to demonstrate requirement compliance where testing is impractical
  • Author product validation reports.  Assess product suitability for intended use
  • Work closely with the software and system development teams, and system integration teams, to identify and diagnose problems
  • Participate in the formal reviews of requirements and designs and other software, hardware or product documentation
  • Participate in the formal reviews of test and validation related documents
  • Support the involvement of an Independent Safety Assessor
  • Perform duties within time and budget constraints, and in accordance with the company procedures (including safety procedures), that are appropriate for the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of the products
  • Participate in project meetings (e.g. test reviews, milestone reviews, change control board, progress reviews, etc)
  • Supervise testing activities and other engineers in these tasks.  This will include test engineers in offshore centres
  • Provide progress reports to managers and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to the automation of test cases (e.g. participate in the formal reviews of automation test scripts and automation related documents
What do I need to qualify for this job?
  • Degree or equivalent in a technical discipline (essential)
  • Experience of software or system testing (essential)
  • Ability to understand a complex system (essential)
  • Ability to work in a team (essential)
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills; the job will involve working with many other staff (essential)
  • Experience of test automation
  • Experience of cyber-security testing
  • Experience of supervising other engineers
  • Experience of software development; knowledge of C, C++, or C#
  • Familiarity with the CENELEC 50126 / 50128 / 50129 standards
  • Experience in safety systems
  • Experience within the railway signalling industry
  • Experience of configuration management methods/tools – e.g. IBM Rational Synergy
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office packages (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT etc)
About us
We’re Siemens.  A collection of over 377,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them.   We have offices across the UK, full of talented individual’s helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?
We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens.  Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role.  We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do you need to know?
Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance and pension. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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