Global player HUBER+SUHNER, based in Switzerland, develops and manufactures components and system solutions for the electrical and optical transfer of data and energy. Through connectivity solutions in the three key technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency, the company serves three markets: communications, transportation and industrial.

Senior Optical Engineer

Cambridge | 100 | Unlimited

About the Senior Optical Engineer

  • You will be joining the expanding optical design team, developing the next generation of telecom wavelength-selective optical switches (WSSs).
  • The role will cover all stages of product development, from requirements definition through concept generation, detailed design, prototyping and transfer to manufacture.
  • It will also include developing experimental test systems to support the design and qualification of constituent optical components, such as waveguides, lenses, waveplates, gratings and spatial light modulators.
  • You will be responsible for the design, procurement and qualification of optical sub-systems and experimental rigs, and for helping to shape the Group’s technology and product strategy.

About You

To be successful, you will:

  • have a strong degree in physics or engineering, and substantial post-graduate experience in optical system development, whether in industry or academia. A relevant PhD will be considered as qualifying experience.
  • be experienced with the principles of free-space optical design, fibre-coupled IR systems and optical relays.
  • be familiar with a variety of analytic and numerical optical modelling techniques, including Zemax (or equivalent), and will have practical experience with a variety of optical systems.
  • also have experience with spatial light modulators, either liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) or MEMS, and of free-space optical beam steering. Familiarity with the telecoms industry would also be advantageous, especially C-band optical transport networks.


Our aim is to be the employer of choice and as such you can be assured of a market leading remuneration package that matches your skills and experience.

Your employment and development is at the heart of our "Fundamentals".

We have an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture within the business.

We can't wait to hear from you!

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You will hear back from us as soon as possible. For further information please contact:
Hazel Britt
HR Advisor - ER Specialist