Software Test Development Engineer LabWindows

Competitive Salary & Benefits
25 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Martina Hayden
Project Engineering
Job Type
The Opportunity
MBDA has entered the next phase of its exciting evolution as a world class and dominant European missile company. The growing workload within MBDA has created exciting opportunities within the Software Function for Principal Software Engineers to lead, or become integral members of, this multi-disciplined team. 
The Test Systems team is tasked with supplying a full range of test solutions, from overall Missile test to Board test plus Simulators and Field Support equipment.  This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop technical and leadership skills across our broad range of products.
We are looking for a highly capable Software Design and Development Engineer with specialist product test skills for an exciting opportunity within our Test Systems team. The team is multi-disciplined and includes mechanical and electronic design engineers, in addition to the software development engineers, as well as others from business related areas.
This is a senior role enabling you to improve and apply your technical skills across our range of test solutions responding to the functionality and performance requirements associated with our complex products.
This particular role is particularly applicable to Test Software specialists with proven skills in industry standard test languages such as ‘C’, National Instruments CVI and Test Stand. 
The Role
The Test Systems team is tasked with supplying a full range of test solutions, developing software for test equipment used in product development and production pass-out. The role lies within the Embedded Software department and incorporates engineers across a range of multi-faceted test systems.
In this role you will be:
  • Designing high quality software solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Implementing your designs, and seeing them through to delivery to a demanding customer either within production or other design teams.
  • Performing integration activities where test equipment hardware, software and the unit under test, come together for the first time.
  • Identifying the cause of problems, resolving performance issues and implementing software modifications as necessary or recommending other remedial actions when required.
What’s in it for you?
  • This is a great role for an enthusiastic individual looking to improve their engineering skills.
  • You will be working with teams in both the UK and wider international Software Engineering organisation, ultimately supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can rely on. Consequently there may be the opportunity to travel both within the UK and to our sites in France and Italy.
  • We offer a supportive working environment with the opportunity to develop your skills at an exciting time for Software Engineering in the wider business.
What’s great about the team?
  • The UK Test Systems team is a multi-disciplined dynamic, focussed and agile team of about 100 engineers specialising in all aspects of Test Solution design, including hardware, software and embedded real-time systems.  These skills are co-located providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence whose strengths are well placed to face the challenges of the future.
  • The Embedded Software department develops the software that drives some of the most advanced missile systems in the world. The department applies small, focused teams of engineers to complex problems, contributing to a talented group of experienced software, systems and electronics engineers developing very interesting, technically advanced products.
What are we looking for?
Ideally, we are looking for an experienced Software developer able to make decisions for software development. Applicants with significant, related, software development experience will also be considered for development into the role
  • You will have a strong ability to write software in C - experience in the use of National Instruments LabWindows/CVI and TestStand would be advantageous.
  • You will have expertise in electronic test measurement techniques, with an ability to provide automated control of general purpose test instrumentation.
  • Be able to produce reports on progress, achievements and issues to the Group Leader as required.
Other desirable qualities are:
  • Ability to program using object orientated language such as C++.
  • Ability to program using graphical language such as LabView.
  • Knowledge of Software configuration management tools and techniques.
  • Understanding of standard communications and test equipment interfaces.
  • Experience of developing real time software such as IntervalZero
  • Have an ability to influence product test strategy.
You will demonstrate the following behaviours:
  • Be capable of developing a collaborative relationship with other team members.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • An approach focused on a timely high quality solution.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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