Senior Product Conformance Engineer in Cambridge at Sepura

Date Posted: 11/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sepura Limited require a highly motivated and industry proven  Senior Conformance Engineer to work within its conformance department. Focusing on the mandatory conformance and fit for purpose testing, the role is responsible for ensuring Sepura designs excel against their demanding requirements. 

As a Senior Product Conformance Engineer you will support the development of Sepura's industry leading radio equipment. You will be responsible for identifying and interpreting regulatory requirements for the worldwide sale of Sepura products. You will devise testing regimes and develop plans to test products ensuring that both mandatory conformance and product requirements are tested effectively and efficiently. Working with Project Management and Technical Leads you will prioritise testing ideas. Using a combination of internal testing and third parties you will carry out tests in line with project timescales, helping in the resolution of issues as and when they arise. 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Essential

  • HND/degree qualification or equivalent expertise 

Desirable

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline such as Electronic Engineering

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience in product approvals and conformance testing 
  • Carrying out conformance testing to the relevant standards both onsite and at external test houses 
  • The analysis on Conformance ATE results, evaluating issues and raising them with the relevant development teams
  • Maintaining accurate records of all the testing and processes building a test history library 
  • Assisting with the planning and estimation for all approvals and conformance tasks
  • The creation of regular and ad-hoc reports for managers
  • Liaising with external test houses planning test sessions and carrying out testing
  • Maintaining company D.o.Cs
  • Analysing, understanding and interpreting new approval standards and processes

Desirable

  • The approval and testing of radio products
  • Obtaining external certification, either directly or via external test houses
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant type approval specifications including those for RF, EMC, SAR, Safety and Environmental 
  • The specification, design, build and commissioning of test fixtures as required
  • The support for in-country representatives on approval related activities 
  • ATEX product approval 
  • The use of Oracle's Agile for Product Lifecycle Management or similar 
  • The use of Jira for action and defect tracking 
  • Investigating smarter and more efficient ways of testing products

Skills

Essential

Skilled in the interpretation, understanding, and use of:

  • The RED (previously R&TTE) directive including all the requirements needed to cover all company products
  • The CE marking requirements with relation to company products
  • The legal requirements in regard to Company D.o.Cs
  • IP and Environmental certifications
  • Experience of Radio, EMC and Electrical safety requirements for EU/UK/US/CAN.
  • WEEE, RoHS and REACH Directives and Certificates 
  • RF test measurements and systems including the use of Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters, Signal Generators, Oscilloscopes etc. 
  • Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel 

Desirable

Ideally conformance related skills in the approvals for areas such as those below:

  • PMR - Private Mobile Radio
  • TETRA
  • DMR
  • LTE, GSM, CDMA (3G and 2G)
  • GNSS, Ethernet, Bluetooth and WiFi 
  • ATE Development for formal conformance/environmental testing
  • Creation and modification of test scripts and/or software
  • MIL-STD-810
  • Knowledge of the requirements for gaining FCC/IC approvals
  • Understanding of non-EU country approval requirements 

Personal attributes

  • Excellent communication skills e.g. clear, concise and unambiguous 
  • Dedicated to doing the right thing and willing to push for the correct approach
  • Gets on well with others in a small focused team working to tight deadlines and costs 
  • Conscientious, reliable and enthusiastic worker who takes pride in their work 
  • Develops good working relationships with external test/certification agencies to ensure the company's best interests are met
  • Methodical, detail orientated self-starter 
  • Ability to follow defined processes 

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