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Member of Technical Staff

Job Title: Member of Technical Staff Requisition #: 3178 Country: United Kingdom
State: Devon
City: Paignton
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Job Type: Regular Full-time
Duration:
(If not Full Time) Area of Interest: Global Services
Job Overview:
As part of Spirent Communications, our Positioning Technologies branch is where the world's leading companies turn when they need to accelerate their time-to-market for next-generation navigation and communication systems. In fact, every significant industry test in the last six years has used Spirent's test systems as the benchmark. We are continually recognised by customers, industry, press, and technology associations for our innovative thinking and our ground-breaking products. The navigation and communications market has untapped potential. The boundaries of how fast, far, and accurately voice and data can be transmitted have yet to be reached, or even defined. Spirent solutions are paving the way for tomorrow's communications.
If you want to be a part of an industry-leading company that's helping to revolutionise navigation and communications technologies; this is your opportunity. Our focus on employee satisfaction stems from a core belief that market-leading products start with one thing: market-leading people.
Spirent designs, manufactures and supplies advanced Satellite Navigation test and simulation systems, many of which comprise radio frequency signal generators plus computer systems running complex application software; all designed in-house. These systems are sold all over the world to high-profile organisations and inevitably there are occasional problems experienced by the users €“ component failures, software bugs, documentation issues or the customer may simply need guidance and/or advice.
This individual will join a small team dedicated to fulfilling the varied and challenging post-sales support requirements of these international clientele, and will report to the Senior Support Services Manager.
Job Responsibilities:
As a Member of Technical Staff in the Global Services department, your responsibilities will include;
Primary responsibilities
Analyse reported problems, replicating and demonstrating them if needed using appropriate dedicated support equipment.
Suggest, prepare and deliver solutions to customers for both hardware and software problems.
Liaise with engineering to analyse and resolve complex customer issues and to report identified hardware or software design flaws.
Assist Professional Services team with delivery of PS engagements if required.
Liaise with manufacturing to arrange repairs of returned equipment and carry out minor repairs.
Liaise with Sales/Logistics in handling customer returns and shipments
Other responsibilities
Assist in distribution of software and hardware upgrades to customers.
Perform calibrations/integrations at customer sites on key product range when required.
Generate special test scenarios from customer requests.
Provide customer training on Spirent products either at Spirent or customers' site
Maintain literature available through the support website
Produce technical documents / knowledgebase articles
Job Requirements:
Essential Requirements:
A recognized further education qualification in a relevant or closely related Engineering discipline.
Computer literacy (experience in Operating Systems and Software Applications)
Windows 10
Windows 7
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Outlook
Direct and recent experience using standard RF and other test equipment such as:
Power Meters
Spectrum analysers
Frequency counters
Oscilloscopes
Good communication and presentation skills
Good level of literacy and numeracy
Good problem solving abilities.
Flexible and dedicated approach
2 year's related experience in a high technology organisation
Willingness to travel internationally, up to 25 % of the time
Desirable
Appreciation of Satellite Navigation concepts (training will be provided).
Full UK driving license

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