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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

Software Developer – SURF

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on Silixa’s unique Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) technology. These sensors are used in a variety of challenging environments requiring near real-time processing and visualization of data streams of up to a few hundred MBps.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Proposing, developing, coding, implementing, validating and documenting novel software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Supporting timely and efficient products transfer from development to production
  • Providing customer support, investigating issues and implementing bug fixes
  • Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills

The Candidate:

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated developer with the following technical skills:

  • LabVIEW (required)
  • Source code control and bug tracking tools (required)
  • SQL (required) and no-SQL (nice to have)
  • Python (nice to have)
  • Web technologies (nice to have)

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Interest in improving user experience and development of user interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company’s objectives
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science, engineering, physics or a related subject is required. Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but an interest or technical background in the subject area would be advantageous.

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

Optoelectronics Development and Support Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to a senior member of the technical team, the successful candidate will expand their skills and experience through working on Silixa’s world leading range of optical fibre sensors. The successful candidate will be expected to grow into a lead role in the design and test of optoelectronics assemblies, and in disseminating technical knowhow and support within the company and with customers.

This role will be largely hands-on but will include data analysis and technical writing. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to support projects across different departments, which will offer an interesting insight into the various activities at Silixa.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a highly innovative and expanding company with a view to bringing world leading products from design into production.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Design and test of optoelectronics assemblies
  • Performing component, modular and full system testing
  • Handling transfer of products from Development to Production
  • Carrying out R&D optical and electrical assembly and troubleshooting
  • Providing technical support and training to the Technology, Production and Operations departments
  • Recommending and enacting system architecture improvements
  • Organising and performing environmental qualification tests
  • Defining quality procedures and production test procedures

The Candidate:

We are looking for a technically strong individual with relevant industry experience in the area of optoelectronics, and preferably with optical fibre systems. The candidate should have the determination and diligence to complete a task to its full, even if under high pressure situations

Qualifications/Experience

  • The successful candidate should have a good first degree and very likely a relevant higher degree (MSc or PhD)
  • A strong background in optoelectronics
  • Experienced with component soldering and/or optical fibre handling, for example fusion splicing (at least one would be expected)
  • Experience in electronic circuit design and troubleshooting would be advantageous
  • Exposure to LabVIEW, Matlab and/or Python is useful, although not mandatory
  • Exposure to a releasing a product from development to production is advantageous
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • 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 to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Signal Processing Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to a senior member of the technical team, the successful candidate will be joining a highly skilled team to develop Silixa’s range of products including its unique distributed acoustic sensor. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an expanding company with a view to aiding a new research project which has resulted in the need for this particular role.

 Job Description

This job will involve the development, testing and implementation of machine learning and array signal processing algorithms for acoustic signals using the unique acoustical sensing technology developed by Silixa. The successful candidate will be capable of both leading research projects and producing client-focused solutions.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Data presentation in meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Data processing from field measurements
  • Advising, recommending and problem solving
  • Keeping up to date and identifying new and improved technologies
  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Participating in, and leading, occasional field measurements

The Candidate:

We are looking for a dedicated individual with excellent IT and communication skills. The candidate should have the ability to conduct independent research while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Good MSc or PhD in an electronic-engineering related domain
  • Highly Proficient with MATLAB
  • Strong digital signal processing background (e.g. FFT, Filter Design, Decimation, interpolation, etc)
  • Ability to work with diverse, multi-discipline work groups to innovate and deliver
  • Preferably experience in coding algorithms on embedded processors
  • Preferably experience in Machine Learning and Python
  • Some knowledge of acoustics, fluid dynamics or experimental design is also a plus

Additionally candidates must

  • Be fluent in English with strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Have a proven track record in a research arena or strong industrial experience
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

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 to: ukjobs@silixa-old.dev

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment