Your tasks

Polatis all-optical switches enable dynamic connectivity directly at the fibre layer, with outstanding reliability and the industry's lowest optical loss.  Our products allow the efficient management of ever-increasing data volumes and are a key building block in the evolution towards software defined networks. 

In this new role, you’ll be working within a multi-disciplinary development team to design and develop core technology for our optical switches.  You’ll be responsible for the entire lifecycle of the product from conceptual design and analysis through to qualification and transfer to production. Your responsibilities will include:   

  • Design and development of core technology
  • Analysis and test of precision micro-mechanical designs
  • Integration and packaging of optical and electrical sub-assemblies
  • Liaison with other internal teams and subcontractors
  • Manufacturing and performance improvements to existing products

Your profile

To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, plus a minimum of five years’ relevant experience working in a high-tech design / development environment. 

You’ll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery.  Experience of PDM, and proficiency in precision opto-mechanical or electro-mechanical design, is highly desirable.

You’ll also be an expert in 3D CAD and finite element analysis and be familiar with high reliability micro-fabrication techniques.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

About Us

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance all-optical cross-connect solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test.  We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.
Great Britain, Cambridge

Your profile

To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, plus a minimum of five years’ relevant experience working in a high-tech design / development environment. 

You’ll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery.  Experience of PDM, and proficiency in precision opto-mechanical or electro-mechanical design, is highly desirable.

You’ll also be an expert in 3D CAD and finite element analysis and be familiar with high reliability micro-fabrication techniques.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.
Great Britain, Cambridge

We very much hope that you are interested in the vacancy and looking forward to receiving your completed application.

Catriona Nicol, HR Manager
Phone +44 (0) 1223 424200
Apply now