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Test Development Engineer - Imaging

East Sussex   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Our Client a fast-growing specialist imaging equipment manufacturer based in East Sussex. The company has 20 employees and is part of the Scientific Industries group of companies. The growth of the company has created the need to hire a Test Development Engineer, Image Scientist to add to the team.

Our client develops and manufactures a wide range of camera products and x-ray instrumentation equipment. The role is to work with production and engineering to analyse test data, help debug software and hardware issues and create new test equipment and test routines. The work involves characterising and improving existing products and helping to develop new products.

  • The R&D department contributes to the overall achievement of yield and quality KPI targets
  • The role involves working with production and engineering personnel
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • The role is Monday to Friday working within office-type hours.

1.Operational Duties

Acquiring and analysing test data from cameras and systems

Testing software and hardware to uncover issues and working with design engineers to debug the problems

Creating test routine to automate test and data acquisition

Optimising image post-processing routine to improve performance

Characterisation of camera and system performance

Working on current production products as well as assisting with new product development

2.Production Support and Quality Control

Collaborate in team-based development projects

Assist QA with measuring product performance metrics

Ensure test equipment and procedures are appropriate for product test

Support production personnel as required

3.Ad hoc

The role may include other reasonable duties/tasks from time to time.

Key Interfaces

Other engineers to share opinions and solve problems

Production personnel to assist with testing routines

Drawing office (for design input, lessons learned etc.)

Management team

As a Test Development Engineer, Imaging Scientist you will require the following skills and qualifications


Degree in Engineering or Physics


2 years minimum experience in complex photonic systems including x-ray, SWIR, sCMOS and intensified cameras


Camera systems

Customised products for scientific, industrial or defence applications

X-Ray equipment

Analysis software

Skills & Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Data Analysis and presentation

Personal Qualities

Analytical problem solver

Excellent personal organisation

Dynamic, positive, enthusiastic and possess the ability to think laterally and act through reasoned decision making

Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality

Willingness to learn, improve and adapt

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Lisa Cockerill
  • Reference: JO-2111-480907
  • Posted: 25th November 2021
  • Expires: 23rd December 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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