Optical Systems Engineer (High Tech Instrumentation)

£45000 - £60000 per annum
29 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Izabela Czerniawska
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a superb career opportunity for an Optical Systems Engineer / Scientist (e.g. Physicist or possibly Electronics Engineer) with expertise in advanced optics technologies such as pulsed lasers and/or silicon photonics. This brand new position for an optics specialist has been created at a highly successful Cambridge based technology company who are developing a wide range of cutting edge technologies and products for clients world-wide. The highly varied role would suit an individual with a broad background in optics / photonics / lasers / opto-electronics etc for applications such as scientific instrumentation, laser machining, specialised cameras/imaging technologies, or similar.

In this highly varied role, you will be primarily responsible for hands-on design but depending on seniority, you may also lead and coordinate development projects. You will be working in a multidisciplined team on projects including optical, imaging, electronics, opto-mechanical and software technologies at component level design, system integration and applications levels.

The company is highly regarded and growing strongly and so offer excellent potential for career progression and personal development - not to mention upper quartile salary and benefits packages!

Requirements for Optical Systems Engineer

* Good degree MEng / MPhys/ MSci in Physics, Electronics Engineering or other relevant technology.
* Minimum two years’ post-graduate experience (or possibly a PhD) in a high-tech engineering or scientific environment ideally working with sophisticated instrumentation systems.
* Hands-on expertise with lasers and optics, laser applications and/or imaging techniques, Instrumentation design or integration, analytical / modelling software using Zemax or similar.
* For more experienced candidates, project management of design and manufacture processes.
* Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
* Insatiable curiosity for new technologies - coupled with commercial/financial awareness!

Vacancy Location – South Cambridgeshire (commutable from Cambridge, Royston, Stevenage, Hatfield, Bedford, Newmarket etc)

Salary - £45-60K + benefits