Fibre-Optics Systems Engineer

Location: Torquay, Devon
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Contact: Rachel Wilson
Call: Rachel
Reference: BBBH1817_1611672750
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Permanent Fibre-Optics Systems Engineer
Location: Torquay
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000

We are looking for an Optical Systems Engineer with a diverse skill set to join our clients Optics and Fibre Optic R&D team in the Fibre-Optic Manufacturing centre based in Torquay. As part of a global R&D team, you will be working on the development of a range of products such as modules for bio-photonics and life sciences, sub-systems for remote sensing and optical transmissions sub-systems for aerospace applications. The job will involve a range of tasks related to the design, prototype assembly and test of optical, fibre-optic and photonics based sub-systems, typically covering TRL4 to TRL7.
This position requires the individual to have a well-rounded background with a broad knowledge base in fibre-optics, photonics and related technologies. Although you will be working as part of a team, you should be capable of working under your own steam - a self-starter, able to progress projects and trouble-shoot problems with little supervision. The role offers a wide variety of activity, from involvement in initial product concepts, hardware development and customer interaction. If you are looking for a challenging role where you will have a major input to world-leading, innovative products that are marked worldwide, this could be the job for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop optical and fibre-optic modules and sub-systems.
  • Exploit fibre optic and opto-electronic components to develop cutting edge products, working within a multidisciplinary team that includes mechanical and electronic design engineers.
  • Active involvement in prototype build - including fibre-optic splicing, mechanical / electrical assembly and opto-electronic test.
  • Develop and execute on test plans for functional and environmental verification of photonic components and systems and verify compliance to target specifications.
  • Review, assess and create specifications, test procedures, Engineering Change Requests (ERCs), technical reports and other documentation associated with the design, build and test of products.
  • Present results clearly and concisely for both internal and external customers.
  • Develop strong working links with technical and business experts across the business.
  • Deliver technical and management reviews and produce reports resulting from technical activities, executing technical projects an time and under budget.
  • Travel expected to be <5% of the time.



Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • Expertise on design and development of fibre-optic and free-space transmission systems (analogue, digital, coherent).
  • Knowledge in fibre-optics, photonics and general optics.
  • Knowledge with fibre lasers, fibre amplifiers, non-linear optics and laser dynamics
  • At least 3 years of relevant industrial experience.
  • Hands-on experience building and testing fibre-optic systems or opto-electronic modules.



Closing date is 26th February 2021
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