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The Land Command Support System (LCSS) Engineering and Integration Support Contract (LEISC) provides technical support for the Canadian Army’s Land Command Support System. LCSS is composed of integrated sensors, tactical video, voice and data systems in both the headquarters and mobile domains. Under LEISC, the baseline LCSS is maintained and new systems and capabilities are developed and integrated.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada currently has a requirement on the LEISC System of Systems Test team for a System Integration & Test Engineer. The SoS (System of Systems) team has the mandate to execute integration and system testing on the combined LCSS/LEISC system of systems before it is fielded to the Canadian Army. The successful candidate will be responsible for test planning, definition, execution, reporting and supporting lab setup and configuration activities.
Assist in planning and coordinating SoS test activities
Prepare and deliver customer-facing test proposals and plans for new work
Engage with customer representatives, vendors and other department staff during the development, planning, execution and reporting phases of formal and informal test cycles
Prepare status reports to communicate progress internally and externally
Plan testing operations by developing communications / system management plans and network configurations
Prepare and chair customer-facing kickoffsand readiness reviews for test activities
Develop test plans and procedures, including configuration descriptions and expected outcomes, in accordance with the design documents
Execute formal and informal test procedures, gather and analyze data, and prepare test reports
Build, configure, and validate test environments
Perform investigations and debugging of issues identified during testing and field exercises
Participate in the requirements elicitation process, prepare requirements documents and specifications
Peer review system requirements of design materials, interface definitions, test cases, and reports
Train and mentor more junior team members in techniques, tools, and knowledge in support of effective test activities
Required Skills & Experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience (Bachelor’s degree) or 5 years of experience (technical diploma) with the Integration of complex electronic systems comprising both developmental and COTS/MOTS components.
Excellent communication abilities; written and verbal
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including; Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
Experience in the investigation, analysis, and resolution of complex system issues. With the ability to, understand the interdependencies and interactions between subsystems
Knowledge of and experience with test engineering
Experience in requirements development and analysis
Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision
Demonstrated ability to describe technical subject material to non-technical individuals
Demonstrated ability to adapt to change
Experience with LCSS systems, equipment, and/or lab configurations
Experience in the Canadian Armed Forces planning operations or exercises and working with LCSS or related communications and networking equipment in the HQ and mobile domains
Familiarity with UHF/VHF Radios
Familiarity with SoS test process and methodologies
Experience in planning and project management
Familiarity with Ethernet communications and networking
Experience in defining, developing, and executing tests for complex functionality
Experience working with defect tracking systems
Bachelor’s Degree or Technical Diploma supplemented with applicable experience
Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.
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