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Test Equipment Software Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 15/08/2018
  • Job reference: J391274A

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Test Equipment Software Engineer

12 Month contract


Role Summary:

Working as part of a small team of test equipment software engineers, the candidate will provide software support for existing automation of test equipment software including fault finding and software updates. The work will include working in the electrical labs as part of the software development. They will also be expected to produce/contribute to associated documentation as and when required.

Reporting to the software technical leader, the candidate shall be expected to be pro-active and able to work both on their own with minimal supervision. Equally they shall also be able to work within an overall team environment when inevitable co-operation is required.

Key Activities:

  • Authoring and modification of new/existing test equipment software within a Production environment.
  • Configuration control of software source artefacts.
  • Production of associated software documentation.
  • Production of software baselines as part of the software release process.
  • Software/Hardware integration.
  • Close collaboration with hardware engineers to joint work on and solve technical issues.
  • Planning of own day to day activities.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Producing test equipment software within a production environment.
  • Production of software documentation to company standards.
  • Configuration control of software artefact and documentation.
  • Working to cost and schedule as determined by the project management.
  • Tracking and reporting (to tech lead) of task progress including the identification of any risks and suggesting suitable risk mitigation.


  • Ability to pro-actively work within both a team environment and equally on their own
  • C/C++ experience (5+ years)
  • Software Automation of Test Equipment within a Production Environment
  • Configuration control experience (ideally Serena Dimensions but not essential)
  • Software/Hardware integration experience

Q1 Do you have any experience of Software Automation of Test Equipment within a Production Environment (this includes interaction with production engineers/managers in addition to those in immediate team)?

Q2Do you have software/hardware integration experience, in particular controlling measurement devices (e.g. Digital Multi-Meters, Oscilloscopes etc.).

Q3Do you have experience working at all stages of the development life cycle?

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