Principal Test Systems Engineer

Principal Test Systems Engineer

  • Test; Development; Electronics; Physics; Electro-optical; Thermal

  • Electronics; Manufacturing; Defence; Space; Astronomy

  • £45,000 - £55,000

  • Southampton

We are a world-leading manufacturer of Infrared detectors covering a broad range of wavelengths. These devices have widespread uses in industrial and civil applications as well as fulfilling many military requirements. We also work closely with the scientific community to develop technologies in the Astronomy and Space sector.

Purpose of the Job - Principal Test Systems Engineer

The design, development and through-life support of electro-optical test equipment and test processes for the company's range of Infrared detectors, from initial product development through to volume production.

As part of the test engineering team the engineer will be involved in the specification, design, procurement, manufacture, verification and evaluation of test equipment with supporting documentation, delivered to agreed budget and timescales.

Typical test equipment will include optical, thermal and electronic components as well as test software.

What you will do - Principal Test Systems Engineer

  • Interpretation of product test requirements in order to: Define a test strategy and plan; Define a test system; Generate work packages and estimate the cost to deliver said plan across multiple functions

  • Generation, co-ordination and execution of work packages, from bid through to project completion, to cost, quality and time, with appropriate level of procedural governance

  • Build, commissioning and verification of new test solutions

  • Development testing of product with an understanding of environmental stress screening and production lifespan

  • Preparation of technical documentation including user instructions

  • Support to test system related issues in production and investigation of route cause of detector faults returned from the field.

What we are looking for - Principal Test Systems Engineer

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering/Physics (or equivalent)

  • Experience of one or more of the following areas: Electrical test, Semiconductor physics, Electro-optics, Cryogenics and Vacuum technology

  • Ability to assimilate and apply technical information to design tasks and to problem solving

  • Ability to validate and qualify new mechanical designs under different environmental conditions

  • Practical 'hands on' laboratory test, diagnostic and measurement experience, including electro-optical instrumentation