Job Description

£59.44/hour Inside IR35, PAYE available

RF Test System Software Engineer

Overview of the role:
A vacancy has arisen within the Communication Products Group for an RF Test System Software Engineer with Airbus Defence and Space based in Portsmouth.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design & delivery of test software solutions and associated documentation to satisfy project requirements and to provide support during the execution of the project production phase.

In particular, the Software Engineer derives the Test Software encompassing the general Test System Process development flow.
* Requirements & Architectural Design
* Detailed Software Design and coding
* Test System Integration
* Software / Test System Validation

The Software Engineer also takes ownership for the production of the test software documentation and supports formal reviews with Projects.

Working within a team environment and reporting to both the Engineering Management and to Project Managers within the Communication Products Group

The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:
Interpret requirements & technical specifications to design, develop, integrate, validate and deliver software solutions to agreed timescales and quality standards.

Provides software documentation and management of the test software solutions to support the delivery of the overall test system.

This includes ensuring that satisfactory level of Test Solution readiness is reached prior to the key project gate reviews.

Ensures that the developed solution is developed within the relevant issued development and quality processes.

Responsible for maintaining the solution and for providing support through the project manufacturing phase.

To provide responses/advice with respect to test software related occurrence reports and non-conformance raised.

Support the status reporting to the project team and to the department management team.

Skillset & Experience
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Previous experience of the complete Test Solution Development Cycle and Test Philosophies

Previous Experience demonstrating the ability to interpret test requirements through to software design, development, delivery and support in a production environment.

Previous experience of maintaining complex multi-faceted test solutions.

Proven track record of delivery OQOTOC

Job / Technical Knowledge
Extensive & demonstrable experience of writing software code using LabView, TestStand

Knowledge and experience in C/C++ would be advantageous.

Knowledge of RF Hardware Products: Amplifiers, Frequency Conversion Products

Knowledge of typical RF Measurement instrumentation and its use for making complex measurements.

Knowledge of instrumentation control and interfacing applications (GPIB/USB/RS232)

Knowledge of Test Data Management Systems and their implementation within a production environment

Able to manage software code control and change management

Able to produce supporting software design documentation

Able to provide Test Reports & Result analysis

Ideally, you have good analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigations. You have good communication and team working skills.

Able to present technical data to peers and project managers in a coherent manner

Available to support occasional 'on-call' and weekends as required

A Software Engineering degree with relevant similar industry experience.

Guidant Global (BH4SF) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy