Software Hardware Engineer

Techtest has vacancies for enthusiastic degree/HNC qualified engineers to work in our expanding development facility in Hereford.

The roles will be as key members of a multidiscipline team working on a range of state-of-the–art search and rescue products for the aviation industry.


  • Production of Software / Hardware specification documentation
  • Design of Software / Hardware for embedded control systems
  • System test and debugging
  • Support for existing products
Essential experience:
  • Software or Hardware design for embedded systems
  • C language for PIC microprocessors or ARM processors
Useful experience:
  • Schematic Capture (Altium Designer)
  • Communication interfaces (RS232 RS485 USB Ethernet etc)
  • FPGA with VHDL based design (Altera)
  • Use of laboratory equipment
  • Control of software to DO178B
  • Software Design for PC (C#) Visual Studio 
Techtest specialises in the design and manufacture of Search and Rescue equipment for aircraft environments, specifically Emergency Locator Transmitters, Homing and Direction Finding systems and COSPAS-SARSAT Decoding. Our products involve the integration of custom designed RF Tranceiver circuits with electronic control and baseband processing, implemented with PIC microcontrollers, ARM processors or FPGA firmware coupled with signal processing software.Techtest is a member of the HR Smith Group of Companies, an independent avionics manufacturing company which has been serving the aircraft industry for over 50 years.

For an application form please contact: H.R. Smith Group, Unit 416 Tarsmill Court, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford. 01432 276446


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