Senior Test Engineer

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    Southampton, Hampshire

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    £40000 - £45000 per annum + + excellent bens + flex working

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    Sam Bason

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    12 months ago

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Senior Test Engineer

  • Test; Development; Verification; Production; Engineering

  • Electronics; Physics; Optical; Thermal; Electronic; Semiconductor

  • Southampton

  • £40,000 - £45,000 + excellent bens + flex working

We have an opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer to join our Engineering Team to support the design and development of electro-optical test equipment and test processes for our range of Infrared detectors, from initial product development through to volume production and through-life support.

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.

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

Key Responsibilities will include

  • Interpretation of product test requirements in order to:

  • Define a test strategy and plan

  • Define a test system

  • Generating work packages and estimating 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

  • Building, commissioning and verification of new test solutions

  • 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


  • 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 and build tasks and to problem solving

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


  • Test Software Experience, C++, LabView or similar

  • Experience of validation and qualification of new mechanical designs under different environmental conditions

  • Experience of test solutions in the Analogue and Digital domain

  • Understanding of how the operating environment influences the design

This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.