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Fibre-Optic Systems Design Engineer

Job Category:Engineering
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Torquay (UK)
Closing Date:May 31, 2024

Fibre-Optic Systems Design Engineer

G&H Torquay, Devon

Competitive Salary on offer plus excellent company benefits

As we expand our Fibre Optic R&D team based in Torquay, we are looking for an Optical Systems Design Engineer. As part of a global R&D team, you will have the opportunity to work on the development of a range of products with applications across various markets such as high power optical amplifiers and transmitter sub-systems for Satellite communications, high performance Acousto-optic devices for quantum technologies and Photonic Integrated Circuits for next generation optical components and systems. The job will involve a range of tasks related to the design, prototype assembly and test of fibre-optic and photonic based sub-systems.

This position requires 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 marketed worldwide, this could be the job for you!

Main duties include:

  • Design and development of photonic and/or fibre-optic components, modules and sub-systems
  • Utilise G&H 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 & test
  • Present results clearly and concisely for both internal and external customers
  • Working to comply with company Health, Safety and Environmental requirements

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • A degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Broad knowledge base in fibre-optics, photonics and related technologies
  • Self-starter - capable of working under your own steam
  • Able to progress projects and trouble-shoot problems with little supervision

The following is not essential but would be a definite advantage:

  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Knowledge & experience in one or more of: high power fibre lasers/fibre amplifiers, non-linear optics, photonic integrated circuits, acousto-optics
  • Experience in design and development of fibre-optic and free-space transmission systems (analogue, digital, coherent)
  • Ability to generate proposals and manage the financial and technical aspects of development projects

As well as a competitive salary and training, company benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company pension pays 6%
  • Health Cash Plan
  • SAYE Scheme
  • £500 bonus for friend referral scheme (T’s and C’s apply)