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    Job Description
    TitleSoftware Test Engineer (m/f)
    Job codeRef. No. 17-14263
    Job posted on25/07/2016 (modified on 05/07/2017)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description


    Software Test Engineer (m/f) Ref. No. 17-14263


    The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

    Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

    The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

    Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK.

    Job description

    For our customer, ESO in Munich, Germany, we are seeking an experienced Software Test Engineer to  support the Software Engineering and Quality Group in the Science Operations Software Department (SEQ/SCS)

    The Software Engineering and Quality Group (SEQ) in the Department of Science Operations Software (SCS) provides the development teams with software engineering services including the provision of an environment and tools to define and support the software life cycle. Particular focus is on the automation of test cases wherever possible, GUI testing for desktop and web applications, and the maintenance of regression test suites.


    Typical activities to be undertaken are:

    Analyzing test results and investigating the root causes in collaboration with the developers
    Regularly interacting with developers and science users to collect and understand the user requirements.
    Producing test cases, plans, and reports.
    Analyzing test results and investigating the root causes in collaboration with the developers
    Maintaining the existing automated test suites
    Defining, and maintaining effective test environments. (Platforms used are Linux and Mac OS.)

    This is a full-time position with a planned starting date in January 2018. You will be based at ESO´s facilities in Munich, Germany.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    Applicants shall have an University degree in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.


    Applicants shall have an University degree in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    The ideal candidate is a software test engineer with sufficient experience in software testing, test automation, requirements analysis, and testing of web and desktop GUI applications. He or she will be able to conduct manual testing, and implement fully automated tests. Testers are expected to write documentation of test tools and environments, as well as test case descriptions and test reports. The candidate must be familiar with modern software development and test methodologies, standard software engineering practices, have good knowledge of Java programing, scripting languages (e.g. UNIX Shell, Python, Groovy), and software build tools..
    Essential skills are:
    Proven experience testing of Java Desktop GUIs under Linux and/or MacOS
    Proven experience testing of dynamic web applications, including Javascript-centric single page applications
    Sufficient programming experience in Java, especially writing and improving comprehensive test cases
    Proven experience with relational databases and designing SQL queries
    Proven experience in testing tools like Selenium and/or QF-Test
    Good knowledge of test automation
    Good knowledge of scripting languages, preferably Groovy and/or Python
    Sufficient exposure to version control systems, preferably Git
    Very good oral and written communication skills
    Team spirit and eagerness to learn and understand complex operational environments
    Customer orientation and a strong sense for quality development.
    Excellent oral and written communication in English

    The following experience would be an additional asset:
    Knowledge of Unit test frameworks like Junit or TestNG
    Knowledge of general purpose software testing techniques (equivalence partition, combinatorial, pairwise, boundary conditions, etc.)
    Knowledge of Javascript
    Experience in the use of continuous integration systems (e.g. Jenkins)
    Knowledge of administering Linux.


    What can Terma offer

    At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

    Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

    Great opportunities for training and personal development

    Challenges in advanced technical environment

    International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere

    An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits

    Highly competitive salary

    Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

    Additional information

    For further information, please contact Mrs. Carolina Munte by telephone [+49 89 3200 6713] or by email [].

    To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the link with a Cover Letter and a up-to-date Curriculum Vitae in Europass format (

    Closing date: August 7th, 2017

    Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe.

    Terma develops products and systems for defense, civilian authorities, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for vessels and aircraft, space technology, and advanced aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

    Terma is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, and maintains international subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore, and the U.S.

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    CompanyTerma GmbH
    Contact nameCarolina Munte
    AddressEuropaplatz 5
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