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Electrical Test Engineer

  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
  • IT development

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Job Description:


SECURITY CLEARANCE:  Eligibility to gain UK SC Security Clearance  

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Frequent / Extensive travel within UK and international for selected test campaigns

LOCATION: Stevenage - this role requires you to work on site 5 days a week

TYPE: Full time / STEM returner 


Financial Reward: Competitive salary, annual profit share, contributory pension, share options, car leasing scheme, free onsite parking, season ticket loan, tax-free technology scheme, discounted shopping and much more

Work / Life Balance: 37 hour week, flexible working around core hours and Friday afternoons off, up to 2 additional days per month as TOIL, option to buy/sell holiday

Personal Development: Personalised development plan, Airbus Leadership University and unlimited access to 10,000+ E-learning courses, internal mobility including international opportunities

Health & Wellbeing: Wellbeing benefits (including 24/7 online GP and mental health support), Employee Assistance Programme, discounted family health / dental insurance / eye tests, cycle-to-work scheme, on-site canteen and coffee shop

Family and Caregiving: Life assurance, enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and caregiving

Inclusive Environment: Wellbeing room, Multi-faith room, Employee Representative Groups (Gender, LGBTQ+, International, Generational, Disability, Social & Cultural Diversity, Neurodiversity) 

Our world is changing. And so are we. From our commitment to zero-carbon flight ( #ZEROe ) to cleaning up space , sustainability is at the heart of our purpose . So what's your next change?

Supporting Earth, Navigation and Science missions and Military Telecom projects, this team prepare and perform electrical integration of the spacecraft units, subsystem and system spacecraft functional tests, during both ambient and environmental test campaigns. This role sits within Satellite Assembly Integration and Test team based at Stevenage.


·  Work within the Satellite Assembly Integration and Test team at Stevenage supporting the design, manufacture and commissioning of test systems.
·  Contribute to the team for the electrical and functional test of the full spacecraft including environmental test and launch campaigns, for Earth Observation and Navigation, Science and Military Telecoms missions.
·  Interpreting test specifications, preparing and scripting test solutions as well as debugging and formally executing these tests. 
·  Performing of electrical and functional testing of complex spacecraft systems
·  Working hands -on with a mix of office, lab and clean-room based activities. 
·  Overseeing procurement and day to day support of the electrical test racks used during spacecraft build and test


·  Competent in writing and debugging test sequences, preparing test procedures and reports and supporting test reviews.
·  Good documentation and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to use a wide variety of general purpose lab test equipment. 
·  Have good theoretical and or practical knowledge of one or more spacecraft subsystems (Power, RF Comms, AOCS, DHS, Scientific Instruments, and System FDIR etc.)
·  Experience and knowledge in any of the following would also be beneficial; interfaces such as Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN bus, RS232/422; simulation environments; programming and scripting languages such as C, Java, Python, UDMS, TCL and bash scripting.

Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.


Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we’ll always do our best to accommodate your request. 

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with your Talent Acquisition Partner if you are invited to interview. Examples may include (but not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout, etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

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