Career opportunities

Senior Test Development Engineer

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.

We have approximately 650 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision.

CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting, as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

About You

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious test professional to join our growing team of world-class engineers, who will make their mark on our smart actuator technology. The role will report to the Firmware Group Lead, who heads up our team developing leading edge embedded control solutions for our technology.

We are looking for someone who is passionate, interested and interesting. You will need to be able to play a role in a highly skilled team, finding efficient ways to solve problems and ensure quality whilst balancing the needs of multiple products and projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead a  team of mechanical, control, electronics, firmware and systems engineers at CML to build on the proprietary SMA automated test solutions to improve product quality, efficiency, results tracking and traceability.
  • Writing test specifications, test scripts and defining test cases to evaluate and verify our proprietary Hardware, Firmware and Software systems.
  • Expand CML’s automated testing infrastructure and contribute to the testing software which provides testing capabilities across the company.
  • Improve the methods and procedures to enhance our ability to deliver successful products.
  • Apply testing methodologies and ensure the quality of CML’s products.
  • Investigating failures found by the automated test system and try to solve them.
  • Maintain CML’s automated testing infrastructure.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc or BEng in Electronic Engineering or other relevant degree course
  •  2 years demonstrable leadership in test automation.  
  • Testing of embedded firmware or software
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining automated test cases
  • Defining test plans which ensure test coverage.
  • 4 years’ experience of one or more programming/scripting languages such as C#/Python/bash/Powershell, etc.
  • Configuring and managing continuous integration (CI) systems
  • A high level of competence, integrity, and communication
  • Defect tracking and peer review.

Desirable experience:

  • Understanding of mechanical systems and experience in testing them
  • C# development experience
  • Previous experience working in commercialisation of a product.
  • Hands-on experience in black-box testing
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum continuous development software life cycle models
  • Version Control in a collaboratieve environment
  • Experience of Hardware in the loop testing
  • Experience of Electronic hardware testing
  • An understanding of control system elements (sensors, actuators, controllers) would be useful.

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Training by world leading experts
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (total of 33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities

    Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at [email protected]  
Employees discussing project

Help shape the future of technology

For any general career enquiries get in touch.

Career Enquiries