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RF Test System Development Engineer

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: £34.17 - 45.20 per hour + £45.20 per hour Umbrella / £34.17 per hour PAYE per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 3 months ago

Description of the Job

Reporting to Head of AIT Test Systems and working within a team of test system specialists to develop and deliver RF test systems used during telecom satellite payload test phases.

After delivery, the systems require support in the UK (Portsmouth) and occasionally abroad in France (Toulouse). This may include test investigations, reporting evidence, attending customer meetings and working closely with other engineering teams within AIT and the Telecoms Payload business, division supporting technical aspects of Engineering and Test.

The role requires the person to be self-motivated to work and manage their time efficiently to meet the project schedule dates.

Tasks & Accountabilities

• Developing RF measurements from customer requirements
• Developing RF test hardware and integration into existing test systems
• Producing product documentation, technical and status reports

Skills & Knowledge

• Making RF measurements using Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters, Signal Generators and Arbitrary Waveform Generators with modulation techniques
• Knowledge of satellite architecture and current RF test methods used within the satellite industry, including NPR, EVM and BER measurements
• Knowledge of product compliance including CE Marking
• Knowledge of test instrumentation control (SCPI)
• Have a working knowledge of other software tools and languages(XML, Subversion (SVN), MATLAB )
• Team player able to integrate easily and quickly into existing AIT teams
• Desirable - LabVIEW Programming , developing software for RF Test and Measurement


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)