Systems Test Engineer

United Kingdom, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [TM - 2086]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

This is your chance to join an exciting team involved in establishing the assurance and test programmes for satellite communications networks for both civil and military customers. These networks can involve GEO, MEO and LEO satellite constellation.

AS a growing team we are seeking a Satcom Systems Test Engineer to support the ongoing test programmes that are necessary to ensure mission success. This role will typically require development of the verification/test strategy which encompasses sub-system acceptance, integration and end to end system testing of cutting-edge satellite communications networks.


  • Reviewing requirements, drafting documents, identifying risks and opportunities for IVV (Integration, Verification and Validation) impact
  • Good understanding of products of IVV to include test analysis, test design, test execution, test reports and defect analysis
  • Development and execution of test cases, ideally centred on one or more of the following: satellite payload, ground systems, satellite radio networks, IP and service networks, OSS and BSS technologies
  • Identifying and troubleshooting system communication paths and capacity performance, as well as conducting post-test data analysis and reporting
  • Creating test reports to document issues and assist development with the investigation and resolution of issues
  • Review/comment on testability issues, obvious design flaws, anticipate data collection points and develop plans for and conduct anomaly test and analysis as required
  • Ability to work with limited supervision to meet customer needs and meeting project milestones


  • Awareness of both commercial and technical issues
  • Adaptable to new requirements and changing priorities
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Good document writing and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic even under pressure
  • Able to function and communicate effectively within a team and with other personnel
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and stay focussed on objectives
  • Willing to travel for up to one month nationally and internationally to support test execution campaigns


  • Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline (e.g., Electronics / Communication Systems).
  • Two years test experience in a variety of environments/venues, e.g.: stand-alone/integrated testing, subsystem testing, factory acceptance testing, system / end-to-end testing
  • Experience of conducting tests, collecting and analysing data from tests, communicating results and anomalies to test management and the customer through both presentations and formal test reports
  • Experienced in troubleshooting of network, RF signal connection and protocol problems ideally to include experience of tools such as Wireshark, iPerf, Spirent
  • Experience with network challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity and performance analysis, and system architecture design

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