Real-time Control Systems Engineer

Polytec Personnel Ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an excellent opportunity for a junior control systems engineer to join a Cambridge based company to help shape next generation fibre optic networks. Working as part of the engineering team, you will contribute to the development of leading-edge technologies for control of complex optical switching fabrics for agile optical networks.

The role will include experimental and analytical work to model dynamic systems, design and implementation of control schemes based on these models and the incorporation of the control schemes into products and may be suitable for a recent graduate, either from a first degree or a master's, provided they have some relevant commercial experience.


You will have a good degree in a numerate subject; engineering is preferable, with a practical final year project. A Masters degree with a practical project in electronics, control systems or mechatronics would be advantageous.


You will have been employed for at least a year in a commercial setting and able to provide an employment reference and have experience of hardware / software interfacing, such as device drivers: implementing software based on hardware datasheets and on-target debugging - getting software running on its target platform.

You will need C or C++ programming experience in a structured environment and a working knowledge of Matlab or octave for modelling and analysis.

Principal Duties

* Modelling and characterisation of dynamic micromechanical systems
* Design, implement, analyse and improve algorithms for embedded real-time multi-channel control
* Development of tools for selection of control parameters in production
* Supporting systems through production and beyond
* Feature addition to existing systems


You will be flexible, keen to learn and organised with good attention to detail and a self-starter who is willing to have a go with the self-confidence to contribute to a task. You will need an understanding of good engineering practice and be local to Cambridge.

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