Techlead ATE Developer Principal Engineer, UK, Reading, M4 Corridor


As part of the Hardware-Platform team you will be in charge of Tools with 70% Technical 30% Techlead split.


  • To be the main contact Techlead for tools.
  • Responsible for tools development, maintenance, documentation, validation & release activities
  • To agree on target, test plan, phases, to estimate task duration
  • To schedule/prioritise, working with colleagues as well as other techleads, teams & Partners
  • To assist with growing team, planning tools resource needs and recruiting
  • To take ownership on some of the team tools activities:
    • To maintain, improve and fix tools backbone
    • To develop calibration & screening tools for new chipsets
    • To conceive future evolution for R&D characterization & System testing
    • To facilitate multiple run post processing reports
    • To manage GUI interface, documentation updates and be responsive to fix issues as they arise
    • To write in Python but also C++ and XML
    • To use 3rd party tools to generate waveforms, JTAG, Excel templates and macros


  • Keen to take a Techlead position, assess workload, scheduling & being responsible for others
  • Self-starter. Able to work autonomously.
  • Self-motivated, team player, able to pro-actively communicate with all employees
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Work well in a fast paced environment within a multicultural team and at all levels
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Team oriented attitude
  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills


  • Engineering degree/MSc in Computing, Maths or Engineering
  • 10 years work experience in Python or C++ programming (working on ATEs in telecoms environment a plus)
  • Work experience as a Techlead a plus
  • Understanding of LTE/NBIOT/5GRF testing a plus
  • Knowledge of production ATE environment, sockets, timing constraints, statistical spread, RMA a plus
  • Understanding RF performance a plus
  • Troubleshoot and solve ATE problems
  • Demonstrate analytical expertise by providing the needed conclusions.
  • Some travel may be required between company and customer sites

Required detailed knowledge at ATE level :

  • ATE coding experience using Python or similar programming tool
  • Familiarity with controlling lab equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analysers, vector signal analysers, multi meters, oven, power supplies is needed
  • Familiar with ATE communication protocols, speed, remote access

Preferred detailed knowledge at RF level:

  • Analytical skill
  • Understanding TX and RX performance degradation causes and interconnections

Additional useful experience may include:

  • RF Simulation
  • 3GPP standard awareness


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