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


Systems Test Engineer

A Systems Test Engineer is required to take a key role in the product development of Phased Array SatCom antenna systems. Providing system development, integration, and testing for RF antennas with a focus on hands-on experimental system testing and development. The role provides opportunities to develop technical expertise in antenna systems, SatComs and associated RF test facilities and methods.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working with antenna and RF test facilities.  Collaboration with other engineering teams will be important. The small and dynamic nature of the engineering team allows for this role to span multiple aspects of the product development lifecycle, providing excellent development opportunities for development in a fast paced, agile, environment.

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

  • Perform RF testing and Antenna level functional tests of pre-production hardware sub-assemblies and system software.
  • Test and improve mathematical algorithms for the system operation.
  • Develop methods and engineering software to improve test and analysis.
  • Contribute to the improvement of Antenna test facilities, design test methods and quality.
  • Characterise and analyse the antenna system performance on both near field and far field Antenna test ranges
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for product development, such as lifecycle management, methods development, peer reviews, procurement support and lab testing

Organisational responsibilities

  • Write and maintain up to date test procedures.
  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Maintain a record of the all the lab test equipment.
  • Work with PLM system 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.
  • The role will require travel to external test sites as required. Expenses will be paid.
  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.

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.
  • Demonstrable 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, signal analyser, 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
  • IT proficient with the ability to use bespoke software.


  • Undergraduate Engineering degree (BEng/MEng).
  • Anechoic chamber experience.
  • Experience of running automated test scripts using a suitable scripting language such as Python or Matlab.
  • Understand and implement best practice around production test in manufacturing environments.
  • Knowledge of Boundary Scan (JTAG) test development and debug for MCU programming.
  • Understanding of common interface standards – Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, SPI, I2C, RS232.
  • Some experience of EMC testing (Radiated and Conducted).
  • Some soldering and wiring experience.

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.

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