Development and Project Engineer

12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Your new company My Client is a market leader in the field of 'Speciality' optical fibers. Originally a technology spin-out from the University of Southampton and now celebrating over 30 years in business, they export more than 95% of our production to around 50 countries Worldwide. They're innovative products are used in a diverse range of industrial sectors including aerospace, telecommunications, energy and fundamental research - and have been deployed quite literally from Southampton to Mars! If you are excited by joining a smaller but successful and ambitious organisation where you will make a difference in defining its future success, I would be very interested in hearing from you Your new role Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this full-time 'hands on' role is responsible for the development and characterisation of new fiber designs, as well as providing expertise to other Development projects and manufacturing. It will include: * Performing the full range of optical fiber measurements from the simple to more complex optical fiber and free space, as well as system performance characterisation. * Analysing results from development fiber characterisation, providing solutions to performance gaps. * Actively implementing experiments and practical solutions to expand Fibercore's technical capabilities as the opportunities arise. * Characterising active fibers for amplifier and laser applications and assisting in developing the next generation of active fibers. * Simulating performance of fiber designs to develop next generation and custom fiber requests. * Contributing to our IP portfolio by submitting innovative ideas. * Preparing high quality technical reports (internal and external) and scientific articles for publication / presentation. What you'll need to succeed To be considered for this role, candidates will need a degree in a relevant subject or significant industrial experience in Optics and 'hands on' experience with optical fiber and optical equipment. Similarly it will be preferable to have: * Experience of working with active fiber for amplifiers and lasers; * Experience in optical measurements and characterisation, able to analyse test results and complex data; * The capability of running multiple projects and assignments simultaneously; * Proven problem solving skills from initial assessment to solution selection; * Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills; * The ability to understand project requirements and business priorities; * Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Furthermore, previous experience of working with optical fibre systems and sensing, having an understanding of customer fiber applications, experience of providing technical support to customers in a high-tech manufacturing environment and knowledge of the fiber fabrication process, particularly MCVD, would be advantageous. What you'll get in return Competitive Salary Company Benefits What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at (url removed)