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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