System Architect for Automatic Test Equipment - Stevenage

Ref: 759 Date Posted: Sunday 10 Jan 2021
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Location:            Stevenage
Salary:                Up to £60,000 + benefits – (Bonus, Pension & more)
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a System Architect for Automatic Test Equipment. The growing workload within the business has created an exciting opportunity within the Electronic Engineering function for a Systems Engineer within Automated Test Equipment to define and develop technical solutions and design strategies for electronic test equipment. 
You will be responsible for managing the technical elements of test equipment, working alongside the Engineering Project Manager to ensure the ‘On Time, On Cost, On Quality’ delivery of the technical solution
System Architect for Automatic Test Equipment responsibilities:
The role is responsible for the definition of the electrical and mechanical architecture of the equipment and the analysis and decomposition to the lower-level requirements for the sub-elements. 
Typically, responsibilities include:
  • Establishing the equipment architecture definition and justifying design decisions
  • Identifying and managing technical risk throughout the development lifecycle. 
  • Generating Cardinal Point Specifications / Technical Requirement Specifications 
  • Promoting reusable functions and modules (e.g. computing cores).
  • Overseeing the development, ensuring compliance with the established architecture.
  • Managing project technical delivery by leading the design and development of a technical solution that is fully compliant with the CPS and TRS, and is a quality (value for money/fit for purpose) product delivered to project schedule and budget.
  • Providing input and support to the Test and Evaluation team throughout the development of the verification and validation strategy for the equipment.
  • Collaborating with the Technical Expert (TX) community to develop product roadmaps and develop Product Evolution and Technology Plans for relevant technologies.
System Architect for Automatic Test Equipment skills and qualifications required:
Ideally educated to degree level or an equivalent qualification, with an electronics bias, having obtained substantial experience in some or all of the following areas:
  • Automated Test Equipment design (hardware and software domains)
  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Power electronics for distributed power networks
  • Design of equipment for safety critical environments
  • Design of equipment for handling of sensitive customer data
  • Understanding of software and firmware development techniques
  • RF, Signal Processing & Software Defined Radio experience desirable
  • EMC, CE compliance and Environmental design experience desirable
The role requires working with the test equipment future business lead, to understand forthcoming products test strategy, and translating this into a test architecture proposal. To do this successfully, you will need to have:
  • An excellent understanding of the systems development lifecycle throughout the complete V-model for sub-system development.
  • The ability to communicate with stakeholders clearly and concisely on technical matters. 
  • Strong influencing skills and stakeholder management.
  • Willingness to travel within UK and Europe when required.
This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a challenging and rewarding position within a world class testing environment where you will have the opportunity to influence and impact the successful delivery of products, central to business success.
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