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  • Job reference: RMS0176047

Software Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/05/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
Responsible for designing, testing and delivering software scripting solutions which support the testing of digital signal processors (DSPs) for Space telecommunication applications.
* Design, debug and verify the test software for unit control, test automation and result/data processing
* Work with heritage test systems to upgrade test system functions and support the smooth integration of new software with the legacy system.
* Contribute to the overall "test solution" including software, scripting, design reports, procedures and test results.
* Work efficiently within a dedicated test system team and interact closely with product engineers and project managers.
* Deliver test system designs to cost, schedule and quality expectations.
* Support of test activities (including environmental testing) until delivery of flight units to the customer.
* Lead investigations into any test anomalies to rapidly determine the root cause and ensure that customer confidence in the technical solution is maintained.
* Support design reviews (both internal test system reviews and external customer meetings).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Engineering Degree (Electrical, Software or closely related discipline), 2.1 or above.
* Strong C++ / .net skills
* Knowledge of standard RF test equipment and familiar with their operation (Spectrum analyser, AWG, VNA) including test automation via their control interfaces
* Strong background in working with test equipment and test-benches for product development.
* Experience of hardware/software integration testing.
Solid experience of script application design and development, preferably in a test environment

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Strong Tcl and/or Python scripting experience for test applications (developing test scripts, automating test routines) and data processing (or a related software discipline)
* Ability to consider test system validation requirements throughout the design process.
* Commitment to delivering technical reports (test plans, design documents, test procedures),as required by the project team.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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