Test Development Engineer


Job summary

c.£40,000 DOE
Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing, Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £40,000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Parental benefits including up to 26 weeks full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2 to 3 days a week on-site.  

The opportunity:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Test Development Engineer, specialising in circuit card electronic test, to join our Test Development team. It is an exciting time as we begin work on a host of challenging, but rewarding projects, from concept design through to series production and full in-service support.

Working in an established team as a Test Development Engineer you will be creating and maintaining small to medium-sized automated test systems.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of test strategies and, where appropriate, influencing our product through ‘Design for Test'. This involves creating test strategy documents, designing Interchangeable Test Adaptors (including both mechanical and electrical elements), and software development of automated test sequences in accordance with a test specification.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved with continuous improvement activities and the development of new technologies.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Strong problem solving skills with an exceptional eye for detail.
  • Experience of creating and using technical documentation and Drawings i.e. Schematics, PCB layouts, Engineering Drawings.
  • Significant experience creating Automated Test Equipment.
  • Experience of using NI LabVIEW and/or TestStand preferable
  • Experience in Boundary Scan / XJtag preferable

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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