Principal Test Development Engineer

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    Glenrothes, Fife

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Amy Minnock

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    7 months ago

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    12 Months

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Principal Test Development Engineer

Location: Glenrothes, Fife

Duration: 12 months

Rate: Negotiable

The Principal Test Development Engineer will be responsible for the design, manufacture, verification and validation along with through life technical support of board level, sub-system and system level test equipment for military products.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To design, build and commission custom functional test equipment to support the production manufacturing facility
  • Contribute and lead technically within the engineering team developing test equipment to meet the specified test requirements within scope, cost, and schedule
  • Prepare and contribute to bids for power conversion products
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to test equipment design teams as necessary
  • To provide support to engineering management and customers in all aspects of test equipment design and manufacture
  • Prepare design evidence and present design review data to engineering management and customers
  • To use and develop tools and techniques to improve test equipment design processes
  • Develop product test specifications in conjunction with customers
  • Utilise Six Sigma process improvement principles
  • Execute development activities in accordance with the Integrated Product Development processes

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Proven ability in the hardware design of test equipment such as:
    • Actuator systems
    • GPS systems
    • Switched Mode PSUs from W to kW
    • High speed serial and parallel communication interfaces
    • RF test development
    • FPGA, DSP
    • Precision Analogue A/D & D/A convertors
    • Small signal analogue measurement techniques
  • Proficient in software design of test equipment using languages / tools, such as:
    • LabView
    • Test Stand
    • LabView CVI
    • C#
  • Use of PLCS and PIC Micro-controllers
  • Knowledgeable in Design Engineering and full product lifecycles
  • Strong knowledge of electronics design and manufacturing processes over a wide range of technologies and production platforms
  • Ability to process data efficiently to provide solutions to problems and communicate the outcomes at all levels


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).