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Validation and Test Lead

Reference ID: MSL00000299-English

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Halifax, NS
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Job Description

MDA Halifax has recently won a NATO contract to provision the Functional Services for Command and Control of Maritime Operations (TRITON). This is exciting work that builds on work that MDA has already done with RCN and DND over the last 20 years. As we branch out into new arenas and expand our work we need to grow our team to grow our expertise in Command and Control.

Position Description:

This position will allow the candidate to gain experience in the field of Operational Military Command and Control and Maritime Security Systems. The candidate will be joining a well-established team, working closely with the development team to provide support and direction with the establishment of clear test procedures and establish the desired outcomes prior to the start of the development process. You will also interact directly with our customer in The Hague and development teams in British Columbia, Halifax and Barcelona, Spain.


The System Validation and Test Lead will be responsible for generating test procedures and test cases and running test procedures for major test events. Responsibilities include:
  • Deliver the System Validation Plan (SVP)
  • Organize front-end, back-end and architecture qualification campaigns
  • Migrate legacy system end-to-end test procedures to the TRITON test environment
  • Prepare the Test Environment with help from the Development and Operations Teams
  • Prepare Test Readiness Review (TRR) agenda and satisfying all Test Readiness Review entry Criteria and that the Test Exit Review Criteria is met
  • Generate Software Test Description and Software Test Procedures for FAT, UAT, SSMAT
  • Execute Test Events, locally and later at customer sites
  • Collate Test Results and delivering Test Reports for test events
  • Delegate work to team members as appropriate
  • Organize Defect Tracking and Status Reporting
  • Support IV& V Contractor activities and requests
  • Support QA activities and requests

  • Previous experience in a testing role with extensive customer interactions
  • Demonstrated experience showing ability to organize a successful Acceptance Test event
  • Familiarity with the various test events that are involved in a military application
  • Familiarity with requirement management system, such as DOORS
  • Familiarity with automated test management system, such as Rational Quality Manager
  • Familiarity with issue tracking system, such as JIRA

  • Willingness to learn and use Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) for Test Automation
  • Firm understanding of CM

Comments/Special Considerations:

Candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain NATO Level Security Clearance

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Posted: August 13, 2018
Closes: September 18, 2018
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1001-5000 employees

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About MDA Systems Ltd.

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers...