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Test Systems Software Engineer (Senior and Junior)

  • Location: Welwyn Garden City
  • Salary: Attractive + Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

Test Systems Software Engineer – Permanent – Attractive

Aerospace and Defence – Hertfordshire and London

Due to expansion a Test Systems Software Engineer is required within a leading Telecoms, Satellite and Space Systems Technology Company. The successful Test Systems Software Engineer will be involved in establishing the assurance and test programmes for satellite communications networks for both civil and military customers. These networks can involve GEO, MEO and LEO satellite constellations.

The Test Systems Software Engineer will support the ongoing test programmes that are necessary to ensure mission success. This role will typically require development of the verification/test strategy which encompasses sub-system acceptance, integration and end-to-end system and acceptance test campaigns for cutting-edge satellite communications networks.

**This vacancy is available at both the Senior Engineer and Junior Engineer Level – Salary D.O.E**

The Responsibilities for the Test Systems Software Engineer

  • Undertake software design and development tasks on advanced satellite communications networks.
  • Undertake a variety of test-related activities and related communications systems engineering tasks.
  • Development of test strategies/plans and procedures at system, network & end-user terminal levels.
  • Design, develop and prepare VV&T (Validation, Verification and Testing) strategies and plans.
  • Work with team Leads Scrum Master and Product owners in delivering user stories on time.
  • Creation, QA (Quality Assurance) and development of automated test suites.
  • Testing network devices’ communication paths and capacity performance.
  • Conducting post test data analysis and reporting.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting system communication paths and capacity performance.
  • Create test reports to document issues and assist development with investigations.
  • Review and comment on ‘testability’ issues.
  • Anticipate data collection points and develop plans for, and conduct, tests and analysis as required.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required for the Test Systems Software Engineer

  • Graduate with a good Honours or Master’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Security Cleared or the ability to attain this with Systems engineering knowledge and experience.
  • Experience of creating test procedures which may include satellite systems.
  • Experience of designing, building, testing, integrating, and maintaining modern software applications.
  • Experience of testing user interfaces (UI/UX). Experience in using Linux-based systems.
  • Experience using test management tools (Jira, X-ray).
  • Previous experience in testing and/or fault analysis and faulting tools.
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges.
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems, adaptable to new requirements.
  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally, for example to support test execution campaigns.
  • Experience in testing within satellite communication technologies.
  • Experience in the development of communications system test strategy plans and procedures.
  • An understanding of OOP (Object-orientated Principles).
  • Knowledge of test automation software and Knowledge of networking concepts.
  • Experience using relational databases. Experience of version / source control systems.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering from requirements engineering through to design/development.
  • Solid and relevant experience of planning test campaigns and conducting tests.
  • Experience and knowledge of IP network design, protocols, and security of data.
  • Some experience with Cloud Technologies, such as: AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Management experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience with ESA project and documentation processes.
  • Experience in communication systems and/or military communications networks.

**Security Clearance will be required due to the nature of the systems and products involved**

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Test Systems Software Engineer, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446127 or email suitable CV’s to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.