Engineering Test Development Engineer

Test Development Engineer

Based in Cambridge my client takes pride in engineering and delivering high quality robust products. With a growing product portfolio, they have an opportunity for a Test Development Engineer in the Product Development team. The role is to lead the development of reliability plans and test solutions for all stages of the product development, validation, manufacture and post-launch support for their products.

You will be working closely with the UK based Product Development team, and where appropriate with Far East manufacturing partner and suppliers, and technical support staff.

Successful candidates will be motivated team players with a demonstrated ability to rise to challenges in a dynamic and rapidly evolving work environment, tempered with the maturity to create robust solutions, and be committed to making a difference.


  • In conjunction with the Product Development team, define and specify reliability plans and test system requirements for all stages of the product life cycle: development, verification, manufacture and post-launch product support.
  • Design, build and commission test equipment.
  • Execute formal design validation tests and compile reports.
  • Keep abreast of Lighting Global test requirements and verify that products conform prior to Type Approval testing.
  • Build-up overall test capability for Environmental, Electrical, Durability and Performance Characterisation testing


  • Hands on! Our clients require everyone to be engaged.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Sciences or a related discipline
  • 2/3 years’ experience of product reliability, product test or similar role.
  • Good knowledge of electrical test and measurement methods
  • Sound technical skills including:
    • Ability to design/analyse electronic circuits at the schematic and PCB level
    • Ability to define basic mechanical solutions for test equipment
    • Familiarity with micro-controllers
    • Ability to program in C, C# and ladder logic
  • Experience of working with structured problem-solving methodologies, such as 8D, and working within systems such as ISO9001, TS16949, etc.
  • Self-starter with excellent technical and problem-solving skills with the capability to rapidly grasp the basics of new tools and processes.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Our clients work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. They seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. They aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes them strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, my clients are open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

My clients offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including 25 days a year holiday, healthcare and 8% pension contribution.

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Job details

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Cambridge Cambridgeshire
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Permanent ASAP | Start Date: ASAP
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Full Time
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Jessica Harvey-Bowman | Neaves & Neat

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