Test Analyst - TSPV


Location: Canberra

Job Type: Full time


At Downer Professional Services, you’ll find purpose, impact and huge opportunity. Join us and help make it happen.

A real endeavour, achieved with you

As Australia’s multi-disciplinary advisory and business partner of choice for clients in Defence, government and infrastructure, we deliver complex things that matter. It's not always an easy task, but anything worthwhile seldom is. Great things are rarely accomplished alone. We’re building something remarkable. Now we just need you. 

 A real endeavour, shaped by you

We have an opportunity for a Test Analyst holding current TSPV clearance (+ PA ideal). As Tester, you will ensure project deliverables are aligned to requirements, and ensuring testing is appropriately rigorous over the life of the project. You'll provide customer-focused quality assurance outcomes, support the delivery team and proactively contribute to successful project outcomes.

The successful candidate will implement the project’s test management plan in accordance with network and change-management standards established by the stakeholders. Testers will make use of available test automation tools where available, and an ability to develop a test harness is desirable.

 To succeed in this endeavour, you will:

  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP), prepare test cases and baseline test metrics, in alignment with the department's standards;

  • Identify, plan for and configure the software and hardware tools required to facilitate efficient and effective testing based on the test plan;

  • Conduct performance, functional and system integration testing in alignment with established standards and practices in order to validate and verify system performance, functional and system requirements;

  • Review and analyse results to determine the source of faults and work with engineers and developers to identify and retest issues;

  • Applying appropriate technical measures and metrics against all aspects of Test & Evaluation (T&E) and Verification & Validation (V&V) activities;

  • Contribute to identifying and resolving project risks and issues, and capitalising on opportunities for project delivery

A real endeavour, driven by you

Our work is highly complex and confidential, so there are some things you must have to fulfil this role:

  • You must have and maintain a Top Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) clearance;

  • Demonstrated expertise in software development testing (Agile methods) and/or commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integration testing;

  • Demonstrated experience with implementing test automation, including bespoke development of test harnesses

Why Downer Professional Services?

At DPS, you’ll find the opportunity to build something remarkable. Here are some of the reasons why our people love working here:

Work with purpose. You’ll deliver or enable critical defence projects and programs in Australia, for Australia. Your expertise will help build sovereign capability.

Great projects, influence and impact. You might join us for the projects, but we think you’ll stay for the impact you can have.  With high project ownership, agile problem solving and accessible leaders, you can go further at DPS.

Your opportunity to build something remarkable. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved. But there’s much more to do. Together, we’re building a better, stronger, more agile DPS. From process and systems to culture and communications, we're working hard to enable our teams to do their best work, whoever and wherever they are.

We encourage you to join us on our greatest endeavour. We’ll support and recognise your contribution, and you’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Veteran support initiatives and policies, including up to 20 days of Reservist Leave for veterans to remain connected as they transition out of active service

  • An Employee Assistance Program providing access to professionals to support you (and your family) to achieve your personal or professional goals through wellbeing coaching, counselling, financial advice, legal advice and more.

  • Affordable healthcare covers, discounted car purchase and rental (with selected brands), and other retail discounts.

Ready to join us on our biggest endeavour? Take your career to the next level. Apply for this position.

Downer Professional Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, colour, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Accordingly, we encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including First Nations People and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

You’ve got this!