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Optical Systems Engineer

Job Title: Optical Systems Engineer

Salary & Benefits: Circa £38,000 depending upon experience with Excellent Benefits Package

Location: Torquay, Devon

An Optical Systems Engineer, with a diverse skill set is required to join the Optics and Fibre Optic R&D team at a 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 transmission 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. The role offers a wide variety of activity, from involvement in initial product concepts, hardware development and customer interaction.

Optical Systems Engineer Requirements:

* A well-rounded background with good broad-based knowledge in Optics or related technologies
* Experience within the fields of fibre-optics, photonics and electronics would be an advantage
* Capable of working under your own steam - a self-starter, able to progress projects and trouble-shoot problems with little supervision
* Good verbal and written communications skills related to technical approaches, work performed, test results, and findings
* Working knowledge of basic electronics, data collection and analysis
* Familiarity with electrical and optical test & measurement equipment
* Familiarity with lasers and their properties and characterization is desirable
* Hands-on approach to problem solving and troubleshooting
* BSc (or equivalent) / PhD in Physics or Electronic/Electrical Engineering or related discipline is desirable
* Experience performing test and measurement of fibre optic, electro-optical devices or similar
* Familiarity with some software packages & programming tools such as: Matlab, Optics Studio, Labview, Python etc
* Experience working in multi-discipline teams

Optical Systems Engineer Responsibilities:

* Design optical and fiber-optic modules and sub-systems
* Prototype fibre optic and optical sub-systems, build, test and critically analyse results
* Work in NPD / NPI development programmes to commercialise new products, working within a multidisciplinary team
* Work collaboratively with the design team on product concepts & developments
* Interpret and work to specifications provided by customers or other departments
* Perform environmental tests and qualification testing to industry standards such as Telcordia, MIL and/or ECSS
* Write reports & produce presentations to present test results clearly and concisely for both internal and external customers
* Review, assess, and create test procedures, drawings, specifications
* Engineering Change Requests (ECRs), technical reports and other documentation associated with design and build of products
* Liaise and work with the manufacturing engineering team to facilitate new product introduction

If you would like to be considered for this Optical Systems Engineer role, please click on Apply now to get in touch.

Contact Details:
Direct dial: 07730 132377
Contact: Paul Edwards

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