Test Engineer

The Test Engineer provides verification and validation support for product development and manufacturing of technologically advanced underwater warfare systems. The Test Engineer influences product and process design by being an expert voice for Design for Test and supporting Design for Manufacture.


Collaborate with project management, design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and test engineering colleagues in a concurrent engineering approach to achieve excellence in new product introduction.

Review product designs, especially electronic circuits, assemblies and firmware, with an emphasis on design for test.

Develop, review, and contribute to verification plans for products throughout the life cycle.

Select and tailor appropriate verification techniques such as inspection, analysis, simulation, test, etc., to be applied to satisfy requirements, considering the verification scope and known constraints, risks, safety, and criticality.

Develop verification procedures for design proving, qualification, acceptance, field testing, and manufacturing for components, assemblies and systems.

Design, build, and support automated test stations and other tools used for verification in manufacturing.

Perform verification procedures, record and analyze results and prepare reports.

Coordinate and collaborate on tests conducted at external environmental test labs and field test facilities.

Continuously improve test processes by monitoring trends and coverage, and investigating internal and external quality misses.


Required Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or a related engineering discipline.

5+ years experience in development and test of commercial or military electronics in a design and manufacturing environment.

The Candidate must be capable of acquiring a Secret security clearance and a Canadian Controlled Goods assessment to the satisfaction of the company.

Desired Skills:

Verification plan development.

Test design for electronic systems.

High quality documentation: design descriptions, verification plans, test procedures, test reports.

Electrical design including power, analog and digital electronics.

Problem solving, electronics troubleshooting, root cause analysis.

Design, simulation, schematic capture using OrCAD™ or a similar tool suite.

Data analysis using MATLAB, Excel or similar.

C language programming for embedded system development.

Test program development using LabVIEW or a similar tool.

PCB test fixture design.

Collaboration within a team.

Initiative and personal organization.

Strong verbal and written communication.

Experience with underwater acoustics product development, maintenance, or operation.

Experience in RF engineering.

Experience with Lean practices.

Experience with Agile development methods.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Work With Us

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems delivers advanced underwater battlespace capabilities to the Royal Canadian Navy and other allied navies around the world. We provide systems that keep sailors safe and that maximize mission effectiveness through underwater information advantage.
Maritime Systems designs, manufactures, and supports full variable depth sonar systems, specialized towed array modules for sonar and torpedo defense applications and deployable high-power acoustic projector and receiver systems. We are also recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacturer of surface-launched and air-launched expendable acoustic sensor systems.
Maritime Systems lives by Ultra Electronics' mission to "innovate today for a safer tomorrow".
Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

Maritime Systems offers a competitive salary, benefits package including 100% employer paid dental and health care premiums, life insurance, 5% matched RRSP, Bonus Plan, vacation trading, an EFAP, and flexible working hours.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from Women, Aboriginal Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities.

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