System Test Engineer

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  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Location: Bristol, UK – with hybrid working available
  • Reporting To: Head of System Test
  • Date Added: 22/09/2022

About Us

Blu Wireless is disrupting the market with our ultra-fast and seamless 5G mmWave wireless solutions. We are committed to developing cutting-edge network technology that helps set our customers apart as market leaders and innovators.

Our System Test Lab was designed to be remotely accessible with a high degree of test automation. The setup allows for the successful candidate to be eligible for our Hybrid Working Policy. As such, we recognise that much of the work that we do can be achieved at home, and we are very willing to support this. This role allows for a blend of home- and office-based working.

Making Waves

From our Global HQ in Bristol, we are leading a new era of high-speed connectivity. We utilise mmWave frequencies to generate cost-effective, reliable, and ultra-fast wireless networks.

Our unique mmWave solutions are engineered for emerging connectivity needs – from smart city networks to connected vehicles. We work together with integrators, manufacturers, and service providers to deliver the superior speeds of connectivity needed for the data-intensive applications of the future. That’s why we’re trusted partners of the world’s biggest names in telecoms and technology.

About System Test

Our bleeding-edge products use our proprietary modem integrated with a unique phased-array mmWave transceiver. This allows us to deliver up to 4 Gbps over the air, in a single 2 GHz channel in 14 GHz of unlicensed spectrum from 57-71 GHz . Our firmware typically will choreograph data traffic using up to 4 simultaneous mmWave links, in a variety of mobility scenarios, and we are evolving to support both mobile and fixed mesh configurations.

The System Test function is responsible for exercising our systems in the Lab and, in the future, in the field, taking internal releases of hardware and software and validating them ahead of customer delivery and deployment. Through automation and creative use of our extensive laboratory setups and test infrastructure, the team is able to emulate field scenarios and cover multiple deployment use cases, across the markets into which we sell.

About the Role

To capitalise on the existing System Test facility, we are looking to appoint an additional system test engineer.

You will be part of the team responsible for enhancing our System Test capabilities as new features and capabilities are rolled out. This includes some manual testing but primarily developing test automation to enable us to effectively use our extensive laboratory environment to create repeatable test scenarios that exercise the full set of product features.

You will be able to understand and influence testing of:

  • Our Network Management Solution, which provides “sea of nodes” configuration, monitoring, and control
  • The complex networking arrangements that enable data flow between multiple clusters of nodes
  • Our Intelligent Control Plane software, this being the brain of our Systems Product and provides the flexibility and extensibility to develop use-case specific behaviours for different target market applications
  • The expected RF behaviour of our mmWave phased array antennas
  • Multiple use-case deployment scenarios, such as: point-to-point networks; fixed mesh networks; and highly dynamic mobility scenarios with vehicle-to-vehicle communication when moving at high speeds.

About You

Your skills:

  • Experience of a variety of programming and scripting languages to develop test tools and applications within a Linux environment. Strong programming skills in either Python or C. Comfortable with bash. Experience with SQL, InfluxDB, Grafana, Django and Docker is a bonus.
  • Experience of the specification, configuration, and integration of systems (such as network switches, network testers, VM clusters) to build test systems at a black box level
  • Experience with networking protocols​ at both layer 2 and layer 3
  • Quality-orientated and used to working within a disciplined software development process using industry-standard continuous integration methodologies and tools, such as Jira and Git, particularly within an Agile development environment
  • Demonstrable experience of having designed and implemented process-driven complex and reliable test tools for automated real-time testing, across test systems involving multiple pieces of hardware and software
  • Exposure to the wireless telecommunications/networking domain, with direct exposure across complex networking, hardware, and software systems
  • Able to demonstrate best working practices for test development, automation, and documentation with a willingness to get hands-on both in a lab and field test environment.
  • Occasional ability for travel to test locations in the UK.

Your personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to:
    • Build effective working relationships with internal and external customers
    • Work as a team player, sharing and liaising closely with other team members
    • Communicate complex information to others within the technical community
  • A thorough, persistent, methodical, and focused approach to problem-solving, with an ability to proactively identify technical needs and to work across the organisation to effectively resolve them with great attention to detail.

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