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QA Engineer

Cambridge, United Kingdom | Cambridge Consultants

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Are you passionate about testing and understand how testing fits into a product development lifecycle? Can you quickly understand software systems and then drill down into the detail to create test solutions for complex systems and products? If you would like to join a team of highly motivated and professional engineers developing scalable systems for clients across many markets, then we’d like you to come and join us. We develop systems that span embedded devices, internet services, user experience, and global connectivity. The Test Group is growing, so if you want to create innovative systems for a wide variety of clients, Cambridge Consultants is the place for you.

What you’ll be doing…

Working on Cambridge Consultants’ projects, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary development team to design and create test harnesses and scripts to thoroughly test the products being developed.

The Test Group develops software for a wide variety of applications. We have particular strengths in creating large systems, as well as low power, low cost radio implementations, with application areas such as telecommunications, healthcare, industrial and consumer goods. We have a significant pre-developed IP library to reduce development time and risk, including mature and proven Bluetooth and DECT protocol stacks.

Recent examples of our work include the complete development of a wireless medical telemetry system and a global satellite communication service. Both of these examples involved the design and development of new hardware alongside the software development. Further examples include Bluetooth developments, an Air Traffic Control radio system and high value front ends for telecommunications network equipment.

The group carries out software design and architecture, as well as coding, mainly in Python.

Your responsibilities 

In this role you will be responsible for:

The scoping and design of all test activities, usually on more than one project at once

The design and maintenance of bespoke test harnesses, including test script creation

Carrying out your specific project tasks within the timescales and budgets agreed with the project manager 

Working in multidisciplinary teams

What we need from you…

  • An appropriate background in software, with a good degree in a relevant subject, such as computer science or electronic engineering.

  • Version control

  • Experience of Python or similar

  • Good communication skills

In addition, experience in the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience with CI / GitHub

  • Experience in communications software

  • Understanding of both hardware and software

  • Some understanding of Internet technologies


  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 

  • Company profit share 

  • Generous pension 

  • Hybrid working model 

  • Flexible working hours and location 

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 

  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)

  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria

  • Career development and training opportunities

  • Social committee

  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus

  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 

  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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