Spherea UK, part of the Spherea Group of Companies, is a cross-industry provider of complex test systems; providing solutions to the major Aerospace, Defence & Space Primes as well as the platform manufacturers and defence contractors.

Our mission is to test the world and enable our clients to validate their new products & technologies and commercialise them quickly and cost-effectively. With an outstanding pedigree and test in our DNA we are involved in an unlimited field of applications and industries that can range from commercial aircrafts, light armoured military vehicles, helicopters, battle tanks, space platforms, nuclear power stations control systems and even complete metro systems. Whether our customers are at the qualification, production or maintenance stage, we deliver the right solution to meet the requirements of their ambitious programmes.

Spherea has headquarters in Bournemouth, with its Head Office in Toulouse (France). Our working environment is safe, inclusive, promotes growth and is Carbon Neutral.

We require a Systems Engineer with LabVIEW / TestStand experience, else a LabVIEW / Teststand developer aspiring to be a Systems Engineer, to support our Strategic Programmes Business Unit with all of our day-to-day design and development requirements.

Your Role

This role requires an individual with a logical & analytical mind-set who is always keen to learn and who will enjoy having a diverse range of engineering projects. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and result driven. Coaching and mentoring will be provided with the objective of developing the candidate to become autonomous in their day-to-day activities and to support their career aspirations.

The candidate will be involved with the development of LabVIEW / TestStand application test packages to provide data acquisition and interfacing to sensors and instrumentation.

This Engineering role is a great chance to enhance your career and gain huge experience solving problems.

Your main responsibilities will involve

Designing modular test systems used across a number of industries such as Space, Air, Military and Nuclear.

This is a unique opportunity to work on projects from start to finish

  • Requirements capture: concept, specification and feasibility of solution
  • Design and development
  • Supporting production (during manufacturing phase)
  • Manage on site repairs, maintenance and installation tasks
  • Drive the commissioning and validation of the system
  • Play key role in the final acceptance of the equipment
  • Working closely with our customers and contribute to their overall test strategy

Key Skills

  • Systems architecture of Automatic Test Equipment
  • Software, design, development and coding (LabVIEW, TestStand)
  • High level of Hardware Design and knowledge of Analog/Digital electronics
  • Qualified to Bachelor Degree or higher in one of the following: Software, Electronics or Physics
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, at least 2 years in Systems Design role
  • Experience in using high speed technologies and COTS instruments
  • Ability to quickly process the information and adopt approach to solving problems
  • Where necessary, work with partners to build the solution
  • Good understanding of the life cycle of industrial projects
  • Excellent communicator
  • Very driven and performing well under pressure

Additional skills or interests that would be advantageous

  • Ability to lead a small team
  • Previous experience in a similar engineering role with an advanced electrical engineering company would be a distinct advantage
  • Software, design and coding in other languages such as Python, C++/ JAVA and Windows programming including .NET
  • Knowledge in digital buses (A429, RSxxx, CAN, Ethernet, AFDX)
  • An understanding of other engineering domains; e.g. Control systems/Power/Electro-mechanic/Physics/Radio-comms.

Spherea UK offers a comprehensive rewards package including a generous holiday allowance and a pension with a high level of Employer contribution. Through our fully funded benefits scheme you can enjoy products that ensure you stay healthy and secure and suit todays demanding lifestyles. These include family level private healthcare, complimentary therapies cash plan (dental, optical, physio, EAP), Life Assurance and Income Protection.


  • We have a great benefits package; on top of a competitive salary
  • Generous Training Budget and opportunities for advancement
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous Pension Scheme (4% EE & 8% ER)
  • Full Family Healthcare Plan
  • Family Cash Plan
  • Cyclescheme
  • 27 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • The ability to work remotely (after a qualifying period)