Date Posted
19 Jun 2020

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  

Cobham’s Integrated Electronic Solutions’ (EIS) business is a leading supplier of integrated RF solutions and high power, solid state broadband transmitters for EW and Radar applications and antennas and precision positioners both for standalone aperture and positioner requirements as well as integrated sensor systems across many high performance applications.  The EIS business is experiencing exciting growth and is recruiting a Test Engineer to design, develop, and implement test software and techniques to support integration, qualification and acceptance testing of electronic assemblies, subassemblies and systems for use in electronic warfare systems. This position is located in Lansdale, PA.  The EIS engineering team is very strong, encompassing over 100 engineering professionals including systems, software, RF, power amplifier, antenna, mechanical, reliability, test engineers and other specialties, located in Lansdale as well as across several other sites. This role reports to the Test Engineering Manager.  The ideal candidate is someone with a strong engineering and programming background who has experience as a Test Engineer supporting a diverse product portfolio through all stages of the product lifecycle with proven capabilities to work across functions in a matrix organization to achieve operational results.  
Key Responsibilities:
•Provide test software engineering expertise and support while working collaboratively with cross-functional and cross-site teams as needed to achieve customer satisfaction and operational excellence delivering results supporting business improvement objectives.
•Design, develop, and implement robust and reliable test software solutions to interface with complex RF subsystems and assemblies in support of a fast-paced product development environment.
•Implement hardware/software protocols & engineering tools for new product development
•Develop application test software for multi-board/processor systems with both FPGAs and CPUs
•Design, develop, and implement intuitive communications interfaces between equipment and the user
•Assignments are broad and may include developing/evaluating new techniques/plans/procedures.
•Perform technical assignments of an investigatory nature requiring minimal direction from senior engineering personnel. 
•Interfacing directly with customers to provide suggestions/support to ensure design compliance with requirements 
•Support Engineering and Operations with testing outside the normal test process, create test setups and test procedures as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•BSEE or related degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering and at least five (5)+ years relevant experience OR Associate’s degree in electronics and at least seven (7)+ years of relevant experience as a Test Engineer designing, developing, and implementing detailed test strategies and test techniques to support the integration and acceptance testing of RF and microwave electronic assemblies, subassemblies and systems 
•(200)+ level course work in or two (2)+ years’ experience with Microsoft .Net environment  (C++, C#, VB)
•Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 
•Working knowledge in common HW interfaces/data protocols (e.g. TCPIP, UDP, RS-422, USB, PCI, CAN)
•Highly proficient in utilizing software debugging and integrity check tools
•Understanding of computer HW/SW optimization techniques
•Experience in developing software requirements to meet higher-level system goals
•Experience with configuration management principles and tools (e.g. SVN, GIT, or ClearCase)
•Knowledge in the design/development/integration of software drivers for integration with hardware
•Electronic warfare highly preferred
•Highly proficient in the measurement and analysis of RF signals in the microwave and millimeter wave domains using various measurement instruments (PNA, Spectrum Analyzers, ENAs, etc.)
•Proficient in automating acceptance test procedures using VB. NET utilizing established test executive. 
•Familiar with various field automation devices; limit switches, encoders, resolvers, relays, etc.
•Experience interfacing with and parameters of RF components; switches, amplifiers, analyzers, scopes, etc.
•Familiarity with DoD industry and DSS security procedures (NISPOM)
•Familiar with measuring and analyzing RF signals in the microwave and millimeter wave domains
•Familiarity with DoD industry and DSS security procedures (NISPOM)
•Active DOD SECRET security clearance or above

Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.


Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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