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Senior Test Technology Engineer (002478) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

We are looking for a motivated, passionate, and professional individual to join our Test and Verification Services team as a Senior Test Technology Engineer.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build, Support and Maintenance of our Lab hardware, software and infrastructure both in the UK and abroad.
  • First line test environment technical support to the Test Team, troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the environment and our solutions. Effectively communicating issues to management and higher level technical support.
  • Derive technical requirements for an environment setup, identifying required configuration changes based on knowledge of a given solution
  • Set up of the lab environment to the required specification for system and acceptance test campaigns and the focal point for maintaining a functional environment for the duration of the campaigns.
  • Build and Support of bespoke Simulator Platforms which are provided to suppliers and customers to meet their testing and development needs.
  • Tracking Lab Bookings and Assets, dynamically responding to changes.
  • Use scripting / programming skills and trouble shooting skills to build tools and utilities for efficiently solving problems and completing tasks.
  • Creating and Maintaining diagrams, documentation and guides related to lab infrastructure, setup and processes.
  • Help to design, spec and build future enhancements to our lab infrastructure and test technology.
  • Contribute to the development of test automation tools.
  • Creating and ensuring adherence to Lab Best Practices and ensuring the lab is health and safety compliant, including risk management and mitigation.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:


  • Previous related work experience and a degree in a relevant technical subject (Engineering/Physics/Computing/Networking/etc.).
  • Strong technical background in computing and IT.
  • Expertise in Linux based systems, setup, administration, virtualisation (KVM).
  • Have in-depth knowledge of networking concepts (TCP-IP/DNS/DHCP/Network Routing/ICMP) and VPN technology (OpenVPN).
  • Previous experience in testing and/or fault analysis.
  • Experience with Scripting Languages (Python, JS) and an understanding of OO Principles (Java, C++).


  • Organised with a keen eye for detail.
  • Proactive
  • Methodical
  • Able to identify and systematically analyse problems/issues/bugs.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt and learn quickly.
  • Communicate effectively, with excellent spoken and written English.
  • Produce clear, well-structured documentation.
  • Work well within a team.
  • Able to work autonomously, with the ability to independently manage and prioritise own tasks.
  • Comfortable travelling alone.
  • Diligently focus on and complete tasks with a sense of urgency.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Hands on experience with installing, integrating or repairing equipment.
  • Experience working with RF communication systems or avionics.
  • Experience using Confluence & JIRA.
  • Knowledge of test automation software (Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin).
  • Have experience testing user interfaces (UI/UX).
  • Have experience in testing within satellite systems, or telecommunication networks.


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