Test Development Engineer

Test Development Engineer

Job Title: Test Development Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Chesham
Salary: In line with experience
Start Date: 2019-03-26
Reference: J140529
Contact Name: Abi Hart
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 26, 2019 17:28

Job Description

KDC are working with a large engineering organisation in Buckinghamshire who are seeking a Test Development Engineer to develop automated production test equipment for telecom Products, Das systems and Mobile phone repeater systems. This will be an initial 6 month contract with opportunity for extension.

Day to day duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Transfer product specifications to test specifications, identify test requirements and test methods for the company's products.
• RF tests for amplifier performance for W-CDMA and LTE as per radio standards for mobile communication. (E.g. ETSI, CSA, RED).
• RF test for filters and passive components PIM, S-Parameters, Isolation, etc.
• Power supply and Power distribution
• Communication protocols for products SPI, RS232, RS485, UART, Ethernet (IP), USB.
• Specify, design and build test equipment from requirements to secure robust production test complying with health and safety and radio directives.
• Design jigs and fixtures to support the DUT during the test cycle.
• Program test procedures as per specifications for test automation.
• Adding and changing functionality to the Test executive software written in C#
• Add and modify SW drivers for the instruments SCPI commands over mainly GPIB
• Write embedded SQL for transfer of data to backend databases.

Required skills & experience:
• Solid knowledge of the Instrument Test process involving the set-up of Signal Analysers, Spectrum Analysis and network analysers in relation to running tests on amplifiers.
• Full understanding of how the communication works between GPIB and SCPI Protocols
• Understanding to how serial interfaces communicate (RS232, RS485, etc.) with equipment via Firmware > Software
• Must have experience of the set-up and design of automated test equipment
• A strong background in Test Development
• C# & Python is advantageous but not essential

You will be working with sensitive data and as such you should be willing to undergo BPSS (Baseline) & Disclosure Barring Service Checks before being able to commence the contract