31 Jul 2018
28 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is looking for an experienced Product Test Engineer to join their highly skilled team!


Your job will be to develop, improve and maintain bespoke company software and test applications for photonics products in manufacturing. Responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the Software and test projects assigned. Support other areas of the business with product test and software engineering skills when required through the correct escalation process. To collaborate with other engineers and contractors when required to improve the future state of software and test capabilities in line with the company's growth strategy.


Develop new company manufacturing test software applications as requested by engineering or production and approved by immediate manager.
Define, record and approve all software and hardware changes in accordance with the company controlled Design and Development procedures.
Ensure all the company software applications are controlled by version and that all necessary source code is logged into the company version control database and backed up.
Design and develop test methods, processes, software and hardware for optoelectronic packages, modules and subassemblies.
Identify, design and develop interfaces and equipment required for the testing of optoelectronic components, subassemblies and modules.
Integrate test hardware, software and equipment.
Conduct necessary implementation of test software and hardware using industry standard methods and protocols.
Document software and hardware designs, interfaces, processes and procedures.
Database administration. Add and update table definitions in the company production database. Create fields, key, indexes and permissions on the database tables and views.
Write SQL queries to extract and analyse data from the company production database as requested.
General production software and hardware support and troubleshooting at Torquay and SQS (offsite sub-contract facility).
Provide documentation and training for the company software applications as required.
RS232, GPIB and USB hardware control.
Microsoft SQL Server database administration.
Experience of object-oriented software languages (C#, C++, Java, Python, Visual Basic .NET, Delphi.)
Experience using source version control desirable (BitBucket. TortoiseGit).
Knowledge of LabView is specifically desirable.
Knowledge of optoelectronic and fiber optic testing methods, equipment and software is desirable.
Good problem solving and communication skills.


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant subject such as computer science, software engineering, physics, mathematics or electronics or equivalent experience.

3 + years relevant practical experience of product functional test software development and hardware interaction. A good working knowledge of object orientated programming languages is essential. A good working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server (which includes editing database structure as well as selecting and editing data) is essential. A good working knowledge of product testing and interacting with test hardware

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