Your tasks

In this exciting new role, you’ll be working within a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop the next generation of all-optical switch products, building on our award-winning DirectLight technology and investigating novel optical switching techniques.

Your role will span the whole product lifecycle from requirements capture through design definition, development, qualification and deployment.
Your responsibilities will include:
 
  • Capture and refinement of requirements for new product developments
  • Derivation of performance and test specifications for subsystem elements
  • Computational modelling of materials, components and systems
  • Optical design, analysis and test of new components and end-to-end system
  • Project management of selected new product developments

Your profile

To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree / PhD in physics, electronics, optoelectronics, or a related discipline, plus a minimum of five years’ experience in optical / electronic systems development gained in the telecom equipment or aerospace industries.

As well as a deep understanding of optical fibre communication systems and devices you’ll also have a broad appreciation of systems engineering across the whole product lifecycle and be familiar with design for reliability, manufacturability and cost.  Materials science knowledge and experience of computational modelling in respect of optoelectronic devices and systems would also be beneficial.

With a passion for ensuring product quality as well as on-time delivery, you’ll have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas and plans clearly to peers and customers alike.

You’ll also need to be comfortable working as part of a cross-functional team in an agile environment and be self-motivated, organized and flexible. Above all, a flexible working style and the ability to switch between more theoretical (computational modelling) tasks and hands-on experimental investigations will serve you well in this role.

Your perspective

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.

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world leader in the design and manufacture of energy-efficient, all-optical switching solutions that connect optical fibres directly to make networks more flexible, agile and reliable.

We offer a range of optical switching solutions which are used in a number of different markets including cyber surveillance, government systems, telecommunications, data centre networks and oil and gas instrumentation.  Founded in 2005 as a result of the merger of leading optical technology companies from Massachusetts and the UK, the company is now part of the HUBER+SUHNER group Fiber Optics Division.

Cambridge

Your profile

To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree / PhD in physics, electronics, optoelectronics, or a related discipline, plus a minimum of five years’ experience in optical / electronic systems development gained in the telecom equipment or aerospace industries.

As well as a deep understanding of optical fibre communication systems and devices you’ll also have a broad appreciation of systems engineering across the whole product lifecycle and be familiar with design for reliability, manufacturability and cost.  Materials science knowledge and experience of computational modelling in respect of optoelectronic devices and systems would also be beneficial.

With a passion for ensuring product quality as well as on-time delivery, you’ll have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas and plans clearly to peers and customers alike.

You’ll also need to be comfortable working as part of a cross-functional team in an agile environment and be self-motivated, organized and flexible. Above all, a flexible working style and the ability to switch between more theoretical (computational modelling) tasks and hands-on experimental investigations will serve you well in this role.
Cambridge

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

Cat Nicol, HR Manager
Phone +44 (0) 1223 424200
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