We are looking for an Optical Systems Engineer with a diverse skill set to join our Optics and Fibre Optic R&D team in the Fibre-Optic Manufacturing centre based in Torquay. As part of a global R&D team, you will be working on the development of a range of products such as modules for bio-photonics and life sciences, sub-systems for remote sensing and optical transmission sub-systems for aerospace applications. The job will involve a range of tasks related to the design, prototype assembly and test of optical, fibre-optic and photonics based sub-systems, covering TRL4 to TRL7.
This position requires the individual to have a well-rounded background with good broad-based knowledge in Optics or related technologies. Experience within the fields of fibre-optics and electronics, would be a distinct advantage.
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!
Design optical and fiber-optic modules and sub-systems
Prototype fibre optic and optical sub-systems, build, test and critically analyse results
Work in NPD / NPI development programmes to commercialize new products, working within a multidisciplinary team
Work collaboratively with the design team on product concepts & developments
Interpret and work to specifications provided by customers or other departments
Perform environmental tests and qualification testing to industry standards such as Telcordia, MIL and/or ECSS
Write reports & produce presentations to present test results clearly and concisely for both internal and external customers
Review, assess, and create test procedures, drawings, specifications, Engineering Change Requests (ECRs), technical reports and other documentation associated with design and build of products
Liaise and work with the manufacturing engineering team to facilitate new product introduction.
SPECIALIST FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge & experience in fibre optics, photonics and general optics
Good verbal and written communications skills related to technical approaches, work performed, test results, and findings
Working knowledge of basic electronics, data collection and analysis
Familiarity with electrical and optical test & measurement equipment.
Familiarity with lasers and their properties and characterization is desirable
Hands-on approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
BSc (or equivalent) / PhD in Physics or Electronic/Electrical Engineering or related discipline
Experience performing test and measurement of fibre optic, electro-optical devices or similar
Familiarity with some software packages & programming tools such as: Matlab, Optics Studio, Labview, Python etc.
Experience working in multi-discipline teams
About Gooch & Housego
Gooch & Housego is a technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA, and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic products for applications in lasers, telecommunications, semiconductors & microelectronics, aerospace & defense and life sciences. With over 60 years heritage in photonics technology the company continues to grow by diversifying and investing in markets and technology.