Digital Test Software Engineer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Outline Job Profile

The main duty for the successful candidate will be towards the generation of test systems capable of carrying out both proof-of-design and performance tests within a world leading high-tech digital processor product business-line.

The digital processors designed within this division are used in several of the most advanced telecommunication payloads currently in orbit, and the ability to test these complex systems relies on a wide understanding of both the RF and digital electronics that constitute the designs. Candidates will be expected to work within product teams to capture design information, discuss and agree procedures for testing at all stages of assembly and ensure all work is sufficiently defined to allow accurate cost and scheduling data to be generated. Main roles of the candidate will be:

* Software design and debug
* Automatic test procedure generation
* Hardware/software integration and debug
* Test validation and design proving
* Design and software control (versioning, documentation, technical reviews)
* Work efficiently within a dedicated test system design team
* Support of test activities leading to unit delivery

Qualifications and/or Skills


* Engineering Degree (Electrical, Software or closely related discipline), 2.1 or above.
* Very strong background in software design and implementation, especially in the context of a test application
* Fluent in several software languages (C/C++, Java, Python)
* Proven track-record in a product "design and test" business environment
* Understanding and practical application of RF test & measurement equipment (including the use of programming interfaces)
* Very strong background in software/hardware integration and debug
* Commitment to delivering technical reports as required by the project team.


* Experience of working within a product manufacture and test domain
* Knowledge of digital electronics design and manufacture (schematic capture, PCB, FPGA/ASIC, power architecture)
* Knowledge of SQL and database applications

Previous Experience:

Essential: Extensive experience of software application design and development
Desirable: strong knowledge of working with a test and measurement team or function