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Software AIV Manager – Space Division (f/m)


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Description: 

Tasks:
Key responsibilities are:

  • Management and supervision of a team of test engineers on a large multi-million project
  • Active involvement in the day to day management of test activities and escalating issues proactively
  • Allocate tasks and roles to the AIV team with clear expectations in terms of outputs, schedule and effort whilst ensuring the team remain motivated for the work
  • Take responsibility for overall AIV progress and use of resources and initiate corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with the customer and our subcontractor regularly to ensure that expectations are fulfilled or managed
  • Liaise with the Project Manager to highlight any risks and to regularly discuss progress, alerting any exceptions and issues requiring action
  • Contribute to estimation and contract or change control negotiations, as required, as well as identifying the skills, resources and tools needed for the project
  • Creation and maintenance of the AIV plan, as well as management and reporting documentation
  • Document production in order to produce project test strategies, exit review documents, etc.
  • Mentoring of staff within the AIV team
Ideal Candidate: 

Essential requirements:

  • Proven experience in the management of AIV campaigns for bespoke software development projects in a technical domain
  • Demonstrating ownership for the management of both test schedule and cost covering budget and risk mitigation strategies
  • Experience of managing the whole software test lifecycle
  • Knowledge of using automated test products
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Good people management, planning and organisational skills
  • Team player and team leader

Desirable requirements:

    Understanding of the space industry and associated technologies may be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite for the role.

Other Information

  • Frequent travel will be required to sites in the UK and continental Europe
  • Occasional travel will be required to sites in the UK and continental Europe
  • Must be flexible and willing to work out on site if necessary
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