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If you are looking for a new and challenging role within a dynamic team email us at UKJobs@silixa.com for jobs in the UK and at USJobs@silixa.com for jobs in the USA.

Silixa Ltd promotes equal opportunity in employment. Please be aware that, although we try to respond to all applications, if you have not received a response within 28 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Production Test Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Production Test Engineer to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Performing product testing and troubleshooting
  • Assisting in service and repair of customer returns
  • Working with Technology department to create and maintain product assembly and test procedures
  • Assisting in implementing new product assembly and test procedures in Production department
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and maintenance of production test stations
  • Supporting various production duties when necessary
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a background in physics or engineering and preferably relevant industry experience in optoelectronics.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree level in the related technical field
  • Experience in testing of optoelectronic assemblies and systems
  • Basic knowledge in fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Product Test Development Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Product Test Development Engineer to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Optoelectronics Products, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Designing, developing and implementing test stations for modular and full system testing of distributed fibre sensing products
  • Creating and maintaining test procedures and documentation to support product releases
  • Assisting design team in product testing, troubleshooting and performance verification
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and maintenance of production test stations
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a strong background in physics or engineering and preferably relevant industry experience in photonics/optoelectronics. This is a hands-on position where the candidate is responsible for leading and implementing product testing on advanced optical sensing instruments in a high tech environment. We are seeking a candidate with a good academic background and demonstrable practical experience to fill this role.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A degree level in related technical field is preferable. However exceptional candidate with relevant skill sets and experience would be considered.
  • Good background in photonics/optoelectronics (fibre optics, optical detectors, semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers)
  • Basic knowledge in fibre optic distributed sensing technology is preferred
  • Experience in product testing in manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Experience in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Experience in LabView
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Assistant Accountant

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join the team. The position will be based in Elstree, Borehamwood.

Job Description

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable, managing the day-to-day transactions
  • Printing softcopy invoices via e-mail daily for processing
  • Completing purchase orders to matching invoice and delivery note
  • Invoices updated to cost of sales coded to project work any discrepancies must be queried with project holder
  • Managing consultancy payment
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Supplier statement reconciliation against supplier ledger, any discrepancies must be chased up with the supplier
  • Handling accruals and prepayments
  • Intercompany balance reconciliation – preparing monthly intercompany invoices
  • Posting Intercompany monthly journal.
  • Processing business expenses

The Candidate

Supporting the finance department, and management team, we are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a good academic background in Accounts and Finance. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate the practical experience to fill this role, in addition to the following attributes:

  • Attention to detail: You must display flawless accuracy when calculating your firm’s figures.
  • Organisational skills: must be able to prioritise work
  • Discretion: As you are handling the company’s financials, you need to exercise discretion and prove that you’re trustworthy.
  • Interpersonal skills: It is essential for you to work well with others and communicate well as you will be working with other members of the team

Qualifications/Experience

  • AAT/ MAAT or QBE is preferable. However exceptional candidate with relevant skill sets and experience would be considered.
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com