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As the largest provider of IT services, Leidos develops and sustains large data and technology infrastructures and integrates complex IT systems for a number of US federal and international agencies, including the UK’s Home Office Biometrics program. The HOB Program is focused on maximizing the public safety benefits of fingerprints, DNA and facial matching. With biometric technology developing at pace, and with new biometrics emerging rapidly, this landscape brings with it a number of important choices for Government, especially how to maximize the potential benefits to the public whilst protecting the privacy of the individual and addressing any potential impact of data aggregation. The HOB Program will transform the existing biometrics capabilities into a technically converged, but commercially disaggregated, strategic biometrics capability. In support of this, the IDENT1 Teat Lead will provide day to day leadership of the IDENT1 Test team personnel in the UK and US supporting projects and maintenance releases for the IDENT1 environment. The selected individual will support planning with Project Managers and senior leadership in the UK and US; implement and revise processes; coordinate test events; provides inputs to and report status on project schedules; and interact with the UK customer, as required.
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- Provide day to day leadership of the IDENT1 Test team personnel in the UK and US supporting projects and maintenance releases for the IDENT1 environment
- Produce detailed estimates of work and support planning discussions for On Contract Growth
- Provide expert opinion and provide expertise of the technical knowledge of the UK HOBS IDENT1 Test and Development (TAD) environments
- Provide inputs to Project Managers and senior leaders for the development of accurate estimates for project planning
- Closely coordinate with Project Managers for day-to-day assignments and the Engineering group on the technology roadmap for the testing group
- Produce and maintain detailed test plans, test data and define test acceptance criteria, and produce/contribute to production of Requirements Traceability Matrices
- Provide guidance during test execution, maintain and track the test schedule, attend Defect Reviews, and create Daily Reports
- Coordinate acceptance testing with the customer, program leadership, and other engineering team members, as required
- Manage the production of test design, implementation, and verification evidence in accordance with company engineering policies and standards as guided by the Test Manager and within project scheduling constraints
- Coordinate the Test team in activities allocated by the Project Engineering Manager
- Monitor and report progress of the team against agreed estimates and escalate deviations from the project schedule in a timely fashion
- Provide regular and frequent communication to the UK HOBS Test Manager to ensure test activities are executed in accordance with the Test Strategy
- Provide regular and frequent communications to the UK HOBS Chief Engineer to ensure that engineering activities are executed in an efficient and compliant manner
- Guide and enable Test personnel in the US and UK in the development and execution of testing processes, and implement improvements to the testing phase for projects and releases
- Review recommendations on performing regression testing, covering full suite of Operational Test Scenarios for builds and/or images to be delivered to customer
- Produce test reports summarizing test results including anomalies, systems errors, and configuration changes
- Contribute and advocate the evolution of current IDENT1 Test Processes, Tools and Assets to support the to-be Cloud Transformed Architecture
- Support the software configuration management process and understand software components and their interface requirements
- Implement Test Driven Development (TDD) practices within the program’s agile framework to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks
- Interface with software developers, analysts, and other project team members using the Agile Scrum methodology
- Assist the software development team in the implementation of testing scripts and procedures
- Support analyses and the investigation of related applications engineering tasks and prepare recommendations
- Interact with UK customer, to include attending weekly HO IDENT1 test status meeting, Test checkpoint (QAT) meeting, and others as required
Required Experience, Skills, and Education:
- BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience; experience may be substituted for degree.
- Must be a US Citizen and have at least a DoD Secret Clearance
- Must be able to obtain a UK Clearance
- Experienced team leader
- Collaborator, self-starter, with experience providing input to technical designs to meet project objectives
- Experience producing test plans, test reports, and Requirements Traceability Matrices
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver results against key milestone targets
- Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.
- Excellent English, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Understanding or experience of software development and integration processes through an agile development lifecycle. Strong analytical skills and experience with development environments, and test execution.
- BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience; experience may be substituted for degree
Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education:
- Current UK clearance
- Experience with UK HOB IDENT1
Pay Range:Pay Range $101,400.00 - $156,000.00 - $210,600.00