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


Test automation developer – Software/Hardware [Interim/ Contract]

We are looking for a contractor to join our team to provide a scalable and optimized test solution for integrated RF transceiver chipsets for next generation of satellite communications. The main goal of this position is to provide an improved and innovative test framework applied at chip level performance profiling. You will be responsible to plan and implement an upgraded solution preferably in python, as is expected to demonstrate similar test development and testing experiences. The role will require collaboration with many individuals of different skills, experience, and cultural backgrounds.

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

  • Deliver an adaptable software interface to automate the devices, lab equipment’s and lab tools
  • Upgrade the existing test software interface and test frame solution to a more robust test platform
  • Generate necessary technical documentations, user manuals and user guides
  • Involve in technical discussions, and conduct code reviews
  • Maintain a professional awareness of industry standards and technical development
  • Implement modular library codes in python with error handling and exceptions
  • Own the project and collaborate with cross-team members to ensure the understanding

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Attention to detail and a result driven approach
  • Experience developing API’s and understanding of lab equipment’s
  • Solid understanding of visual basic, python and windows GUI applications
  • Prior experience of delivering automated test frameworks using python to tight timescales
  • Ability to interpret written requirements and technical specification documents
  • Ability to work and interact with engineering teams across multiple disciplines
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills along with good verbal and written communication skills


  • Understanding of I2C, SPI and RS232 protocols
  • Hardware experience
  • Experience on revision control tools

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

Cambridge Technology Centre:

Hanwha Phasor’s ASIC Centre of Excellence is based in Cambridge Science Park, comprising 150 acres/1.7 million square feet of high technology and laboratory buildings and home to some 7,000 people at over 130 companies, ranging from exciting start-ups to some of the world's leading technology businesses.

  • Attractive landscaped setting, with abundant greenery, lakes and wildlife
  • Gym, nursery, hairdressers, cafes, coffee shops and Cambridge’s famous foodPark, a collective of top-quality Cambridge-based street food traders – up to six food trucks arrive on site every Thursday, offering top-notch food year round, whatever the weather.
  • Many cycleways and bus networks, linking to the rail network, which is a 10-minute walk away. Cambridge town centre is 10 minutes by car.

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