Software Tester

Ref No. EMP430298
Salary £300 - £400/day
Location Birmingham, England
Start date 11/03/2019
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Now Interviewing


Our clients future signalling department have a contractor vacancy for an experienced Software tester. The role will be full time (40 hours per week) for 6 months and based from their Birmingham office.


Full LifeCycle Experience, Configuration Management Tools, Software Testing, C#, C, C++, Python

The Job

Person Specification

  • Enjoys working on short projects (typically up to six months)
  • Willing to work on technically challenging projects
  • Comfortable with all aspects of software engineering
  • Likes configuring and fault finding software development environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Essential experience

  • Extensive experience in a software development role
  • Software development life-cycle processes, eg "V model", agile methods
  • Producing documentation to support software development
  • Good working knowledge of

o Object orientated design

o Gathering and analysing requirements

o Simulink / Stateflow modelling

o Configuration management tools, eg SVN, Git, PVCS

o MIL, SIL and HIL testing

o Programming languages: C#, Python, C, C+

  • Improving software processes
  • Integrating COTS hardware and software

* Enhancing tool functionality using APIs and scripting languages

Preferred experience

  • Delivery of SIL compliant software
  • Development of software and / or systems for the railway industry
  • Knowledge of EN50128 (advantageous)
  • Working towards or already attained a recognised professional accreditation, eg CEng or similar
  • Good working knowledge of DOORS, SVN, Enterprise Architect
  • SCADA and / or PLC based systems
  • Matlab or VBA testing desirable
  • LabView and or C# (advantageous)


  • Good first degree in a relevant computing or engineering discipline

* A higher degree (MSc or PhD) is advantageous

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.


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