Software Test and Validation Engineer — Cambridge, UK

Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS), is a fast-growing, fabless semiconductor company, focused on complete integrated Wi-Fi solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) marketplace. PCS is seeking test and validation engineers to seed a test and validation team in Cambridge, UK, to help strengthen the quality and validation of the solutions based on the latest WiFi (802.11) standards. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience of test and validation procedures, ideally in the field of wireless communication systems and will also have experience of inter-operability testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Test and validation of new code and products.
  • Maintain and run 3rd party test solutions to validate and test ongoing software development.
  • Quality assurance of formal software releases.
  • Maintenance of existing test procedures.
  • Development of python tests to use 3rd party test equipment.
  • Support Inter-Operability testing (unplug fest).

Skills and Experience:

Essential Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronic engineering or a related subject
  • Experience of using 3rd party commercial wireless test and validation solutions
  • Experience of software validation and test within an embedded environment
  • Experience of professional methodologies for software verification

Desirable Experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Experience of test and validation specifically for wireless communication systems (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, etc.)
  • Experience of attending plugfests / unplugfests to perform interoperability testing of complex wireless systems



  • Strong team-player
  • Can-do attitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to get involved in whatever needs doing
  • Willingness to travel (from time to time)


  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Proven team leadership skills and the ability (over time) to grow a team

Additional Information:

Palma Ceia SemiDesign does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. All candidates must be submitted by approved Palma Ceia SemiDesign vendors who have been expressly authorized by Palma Ceia SemiDesign to make a submission for a specific job opening. If you submit a candidate without our prior written approval and engagement we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly and we will not recognize you as having a role in the candidacy. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.