Senior Research and Development Engineer

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 by Oxsensis Ltd

Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

About us

The Company specializes in the development of harsh environment optical sensors for pressure and temperature sensing applications in the global Power Generation, Energy and Aerospace markets. Using optical spectrometry techniques, we work with both blue-chip OEM and small government'funded projects to develop leading-edge sensing solutions.

The role

The successful candidate will support development activities across multiple projects within the company including "hands-on" development of new sensing systems as well as working to transition prototype products to production. You will work with Engineering, Operations, Quality and Test functions.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Transfer to production of interrogator design, including test rig development, in'house training, sub'contract liaison
  • Software development for production test
  • Software development for hardware components and integration in larger systems
  • Execution of qualification and acceptance testing
  • Execution of test programs and evaluation of 3rd party devices
  • Hardware prototyping
  • Consultancy on electronics components, interfaces, general design items
  • Design and process documentation

You will need:

  • Degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Electronics, Physics, Engineering) plus > 4 years industrial experience
  • Experience in NI LabVIEW programming to control test equipment and acquire data
  • Other software development experience (e.g. C, Python, MatLAB, Julia)
  • Understanding of electronics design principles including microcontrollers
  • Awareness of requirements for EMC compliance, ATEX/IECEx
  • Ability to analyse and present data
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Comfortable in cross-disciplinary environment

Desirable experience:

  • Optoelectronics, photonics, sensing, fiber optics
  • PCBA manufacturing
  • Product development (design to production)

We offer:

  • A supportive, team-focused environment (~30-person team)
  • Flexible working (with a balance between on-site time and WFH)
  • Great Work Environment at Harwell Campus (Oxford, UK)
  • A competitive compensation package
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • An opportunity for equity in the company

Reference: 1462699667

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