Date Posted
25 Sep 2019

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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.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

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 Senior to design, develop, and implement detailed test strategies and test techniques to support the integration 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 Lansdale Test and Technical Supportability Manager.  The ideal candidate is someone with a strong engineering and programmatic 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 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 solutions, plans and procedures in support of a fast-paced RF production environment. Solutions range from developing manual test set-ups to fully automated test equipment, Test Program Sets (TPSs), at the component, assembly and system levels.
  • Create test conditions to automate highly repetitive RF S-Parameter measurements in the Microwave and millimeter wave range.
  • Perform troubleshooting of hardware test failures to determine root cause identification and resolution
  • Perform technical assignments of an investigatory or test nature requiring minimal direction from senior engineering personnel.
  • Responsible for the transition and training of new and legacy hardware to operations personnel.
  • Support Engineering and Operations with testing outside the normal test process, create test setups and test procedures as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires an Associate’s degree in electronics and at least eight (8) years of experience as a Test Engineer designing, developing, and implementing detailed test strategies and test techniques to support the integration and acceptance testing of RF microwave and millimeter wave electronic assemblies, subassemblies and systems
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex performance and acceptance test specifications and procedures 
  • Ability to develop test solutions with minimal supervision
  • Experience in gathering, processing, and analyzing RF signals in the Microwave and millimeter wave domains using various measurement instrumentation (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes etc.)
  • Experience with automated test station hardware design, specifically switch matrices and various communication protocols (LXI, GPIB, IP, CAN bus)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BSEE or related degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering and at least five (5) years of 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 for use in electronic warfare.
  • Experience with computer aided design tools design (CAD) and implementation of test fixtures.
  • Familiarity with DoD industry and DSS security procedures (NISPOM)
  • Knowledge of HP Basic.
  • 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.
  • Active DOD SECRET security clearance
About Us:
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.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

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.

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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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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