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Job Vacancy: Conformance Test Engineer

27/09/13

JOB SPECIFICATION

Job Tilte:    Conformance Test Engineer

Reporting to:     Head of Product Testing

Hours of Work:    Full Time – 35 hours per week

Location:     Vauxhall, London

Salary:     Competitive

CONTEXT

The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the UK. It is independent, platform-neutral and technology agnostic. Trading activity is undertaken by the Groups subsidiary, the industry test centre (DTG Testing Ltd) which carries out product testing internationally and develops and distributes licences to its Test Suites. More information about the DTG can be found at www.dtg.org.uk .

The DTG as a whole is currently focused on the rapidly emerging consumer devices and experiences including UHD, video-on-demand, Hybrid Connected TV and new UHF spectrum uses including LTE and TV White Space Devices.

The holder of this full time position will be employed by DTG Testing at the test laboratory located in Central London (3 minutes walk from Vauxhall tube and rail stations).

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Head of Product Testing, the postholder will be responsible for conducting tests on digital TV products in order to check conformance with appropriate platform specifications, using DTG Test Suites or following test procedures using automated testing equipment located in the laboratory. This includes completing standard documentation and submitting draft reports to a Lead and/or Senior Conformance Test Engineer or the Head of Product Testing.

MAIN TASKS

Under the guidance of the Head of Product Testing, the Lead Conformance Test Engineer and/or Senior Conformance Test Engineers, to undertake tests or other activities supporting the implementation of the UK profile of the DVB-T/T2 specification.

To undertake testing of consumer products and documenting the results for reporting to the manufacturer.

To provide support for the development of DTG Test Suites and the D-Book specification for digital television receivers.

To work with other engineers, from both broadcasters and manufacturers, in collaborative activities.

To complete documentation for the tests, including material to be incorporated in confidential Reports to manufacturers and other authorised recipients and to assist the Head of Product Testing in finalising Reports.

To provide technical advice and consultancy, both to the DTG and to outside organisations on matters within the postholder’s field of expertise.

To support the DTGs continuous improvement programme by suggesting improved ways of working or ways of increasing the reliability, repeatability and quality of testing outcomes.

To carry out any other tasks required in relation to testing equipment or software involved in the implementation of digital TV across the whole range of relevant consumer products.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will:

(essential)

Demonstrable experience of testing iDTVs and STBs.

Have a relevant technical degree and knowledge of DVB domain.

Understanding of RF principles.

Have demonstrable relevant experience in a similar technical or product development environment.

Be familiar with the quality and confidentiality requirements of working in a laboratory.

Be able to work unsupervised and be confident in using initiative yet know when referral is necessary.

Be able to perform tests in a timely and efficient manner.

Be able to propose methods or solutions for improvement and enhancing quality.

Possess analytical and problem solving skills.

Be a self starter and excellent time manager.

Have experience of completing documentation with demonstrable accuracy.

Be highly computer literate in MS Office Suite.

Have a can do attitude with infectious drive and energy.

(desirable)

Experience of testing iDTV and STB with DTG Testing Test suites.

Familiarity with Automated Test tools (MiriATE).

Have experience in a customer-driven environment.

Be able to build good relationships with external contacts.

To apply: Please send your CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 30th November 2013