Senior Test Development Engineer – 664.4

If you enjoy varied and challenging projects where each day is rarely the same, then Cambridge Consultants could give you the environment you need.

If you have an attention to detail that drives some people mad, a wide ranging experience in testing embedded systems, and the scripting skills and imagination to be able to create test systems that aren’t just run of the mill, then you could be a part of some exciting cutting edge engineering developments.

Do you have an approachable manner, and excellent communication skills to build and maintain relationships with the development team? In the Wireless Test Group it’s not just about the technical degree or testing qualifications that you hold, it’s about you.


Main Role

To ensure the wireless embedded software developed by Cambridge Consultants continues to meet the stringent requirements and standards expected by our customers through the development of automated script-driven test systems. The role will involve working with software and hardware development engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team and will suit someone who is interested in new technology. The test role will cover all aspects of the test cycle from early definition phases through to field use.


Type of Work

The Wireless Test Group supports the Wireless Division within Cambridge Consultants. The Division develops products for a wide range of wireless applications. We have particular strengths in professional and low power, low cost radio implementations, in market areas such as telecommunications, healthcare, industrial and consumer goods. Innovation is our key ethos at Cambridge Consultants and our projects typically involve the latest technology and solve the most complex problems. We strive to provide technical excellence for our clients and regularly develop ‘world firsts’.

Examples of our work include the development of a wireless medical telemetry system for measurement of a patient’s vital signs, and a family of complex satellite communication devices that enable mission-critical information to be exchanged in remote areas of the globe, the air traffic control radio governing the majority of the USA and miniature implantable radios for use within the body. Our projects involve full product development – from concept definition, through development of hardware, software and mechanics, an on to production and release to the field.



You will be responsible for defining, creating and maintaining bespoke automated test harnesses using Python or another suitable scripting language, and developing the specific tests for that project. The role will also involve manual testing and documenting and reporting the results to the Test Lead and Project Manager. You will provide the vital links between the Requirements Specification, the Test Specification and the finished product. As a project team member you will be responsible for carrying out your specific project tasks within the timescales and budgets agreed with your project managers. As your experience develops, you will have the opportunity to take on further responsibilities.

Test engineers work on projects in multidisciplinary teams, sometimes on more than one concurrently. High quality work is essential from every team member.



  • Good degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • Significant experience of Python
  • Significant experience in test automation techniques and test harness creation
  • Relevant experience of testing embedded systems
  • Excellent communication skills and self starter
  • Ability to multitask with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of SVN or other source control systems
  • Experience of using bug tracking databases
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel / Word / PowerPoint)



  • ISEB Foundation
  • Experience of generating tests plans from requirement specifications or use cases
  • Familiarity with multiple operating systems
  • Familiarity with prototype / evaluation hardware platforms
  • Knowledge of web based application testing and development