Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move


Test Engineer/Technician [Interim/ Contract]

As Hanwha Phasor continue to develop hardware and move closer to product release, the operations team are looking to recruit a dedicated test engineer to take ownership of the daily production test activities. The successful candidate will work in the operations teams to primarily test PCBA’s but may also be required to carry out some characterisation work. The role will require a self-motivated engineer with good communication skills who has a strong hands-on background in the testing of digital, analogue and RF PCB sub-assemblies. Once familiar with the company’s products there will also be an opportunity to perform some system level testing.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Electronics and RF Testing.
  • Fault finding skills down to board and component level.
  • Good documentation skills and competent in the use of a variety of general-purpose lab test equipment.
  • Write, execute and update production test procedures.
  • Interface with the senior test engineer on test issues and recommend improvements to the test strategy.
  • Resolve test issues in a timely manner, working with the senior test engineer and/or contract manufacturers where necessary.
  • Support production with test issues.
  • Help ensure that the test department operates efficiently and safely.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Write and Maintain up to date test procedures.
  • Maintain a record of the all the lab test equipment.
  • Work with PLM systems to support traceability of PCBA production test runs.
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strongly self-motivated and able to take responsibility of problems and finding effective solutions.
  • May require occasional travel to CEM site (Scotland). Expenses will be paid if this is required.
  • Ensure adherence to the company’s values.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Educated to HND level in a relevant subject area such as Electronics/Electrical Engineering or be able to demonstrate equivalent and relevant experience.
  • At least 3 years experience in a production development environment with a history of hands-on testing of PCB and electronic sub-assemblies or leading-edge electronic components.
  • Some understanding of MCU based subsystems.
  • Demonstratable experience of understanding hardware functions and following schematics.
  • Capable of reading and understanding design specifications, test requirements and schematics with a good attention to detail and ability to follow concise processes.
  • Good hands on experience in the operation and use of LAB test equipment such as DVMs, Counters, RF signal generators, spectrum analysers, MXAs, oscilloscopes and network analysers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and capable of producing high quality test reports.
  • Motivated by teamwork and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Pro-active and capable of working without direct supervision.
  • Practical with good problem-solving capabilities and able to adapt to fast moving environments.
  • Demonstratable experience of working with a combination of hardware, firmware and GUIs
  • Prepared to be flexible in working hours as may occasionally need to work outside office hours.
  • IT proficient with the ability to use bespoke software.
  • A desire and aptitude to learn.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • Knowledge of Boundary Scan (JTAG) test development and debug for MCU programming.
  • Understanding of common interface standards – Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, SPI, I2C, RS232.
  • Experience of running automated test scripts using a suitable scripting language such as Python.
  • Some knowledge of ARM and PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) would be a distinct advantage.
  • Some experience of EMC testing (Radiated and Conducted).
  • Some soldering and wiring experience.
  • Understand and implement best practice around production test in manufacturing environments.

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.

For further information on how to future-proof your satcom solution, contact us here