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Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

 

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be improving Customer satisfaction as part of the Customer Support team centred around 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 data processing and visualisation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Improving the customer experience and creating engaged customers
  • Build a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship between customers and Silixa
  • Logging customer requests, questions and complaints via a variety of support channels
  • Processing, in collaboration with other departments, customer support tickets related to products and services according to Silixa’s customer support processes
  • Keeping track of customer expectations and recurring issues
  • Generating leads and identify potential up/cross-sell opportunities

Qualifications/Expreince:

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in a technical field 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 Candidate:

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

  • Customer Support experience (required)
  • IT knowledge (required)

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

  • Interest in improving customer experience
  • Patient, empathic, adaptable and with a positive attitude
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company’s objectives

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

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

 

The Role

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

  • Supporting the engineering of products based on specifications from R&D team
  • Designing, developing and implementing test stations for modular and full system testing of products
  • Building and testing of pre-production prototypes
  • Designing and optimising manufacturing and test processes for new and existing products
  • Creating and maintaining manufacturing documentation to support product releases
  • Leading and coordinating all relevant product compliance testing
  • 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

Qualifications/Expreince:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related engineering or science field
  • Experience in product release and testing in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Experience in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Knowledge of programming languages for hardware testing is highly desirable
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Good communication & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a 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 designs and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams to transfer products into manufacturing.

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

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Field Service Manager, as a Distributed Sensing Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Operating knowledge of the iDAS and ULTIMA systems
  • Operating knowledge of Silixa proprietary software packages for data handling and processing
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and end of well reports
  • Handling of optical fibers in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Participating in field installations and performing system troubleshooting and corrective actions when necessary
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including operations manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc
    Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients, presenting data in technical meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating maintenance, troubleshooting and clients’ installations upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing
  • Providing support to in-house projects and experiments and where appropriate, contributing to product development
  • Liaising with the business development managers and with Silixa’s technology advisors to ensure that DS surveys are well planned
  • Liaising with the Finance Department to ensure all projects are within budget and invoiced efficiently
  • Liaising with the Logistics Officer to ensure all shipments are on time and within budget
  • Adhering to company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promoting safe work practices

 The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with fibre optic experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power).  The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

Ideally the candidate will have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive field installation experience will be also considered.

  • Field installation
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems
  • Minimum of an HNC in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing
  • Knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements

Additionally candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

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

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

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

Key responsibilities:

  • Performing product testing and troubleshooting
  • Performing 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 relevant engineering and preferably with industry experience in optoelectronics.

Qualifications/Experience

  • At least a degree in the related technical field
  • Experience in testing of optoelectronic assemblies and systems
  • Knowledge in fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure
  • 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 to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 polyglot candidate with the following technical skills:

  • C++, JS and NodeJS (required)
  • Source code control and bug tracking tools (required)
  • LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, C# (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 to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be validating and enhancing products 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating comprehensive test cases and test plans
  • Validating products 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
  • Reviewing products documentation and provide meaningful feedback
  • Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills

The Candidate:

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

  • Test case / plan tools (required)
  • Source code control and bug tracking tools (required)
  • Programming language knowledge (nice to have)
  • Experience with electronic/optic products (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 to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

Reporting to the Data Science Lead, you will be joining a highly skilled team to analyse complex acoustic and temperature datasets, as well as to develop Silixa’s range of flow monitoring answer products.

Key responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Data analysis from field measurements using established workflows
  • Customer report writing
  • Improve and support available DAS and DTS data processing algorithms
  • Develop, test and implement new algorithms where necessary
  • Develop/improve data analysis processes
  • Data presentation in meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Advising, recommending and problem solving
  • Participating in, and leading, occasional field measurements

The Candidate:

We are looking for a dedicated individual with excellent IT and communication skills.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in Physics, Engineering or an Electronic-engineering related domain
  • Highly Proficient with MATLAB
  • Digital signal processing background (e.g. FFT, filter design, decimation, interpolation, etc)
  • Some knowledge of Acoustics, Fluid dynamics or Thermodynamics
  • Interest in Machine learning applied to acoustic signals (a plus)
  • GUI creation (a plus)
  • Ability to work with diverse, multi-discipline work groups to innovate and deliver
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Words)

Additionaly,  candidates must

  • Be fluent in English with strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Ability to work in a team and independently

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

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Missoula, Montana, USA

Reporting to the Missoula Environment, Mining & Infrastructure Field Service Manager, as a Field Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Operating knowledge of the iDAS and ULTIMA systems
  • Operating knowledge of Silixa proprietary software packages for data handling and processing
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Post job finalization of client deliverables, issuing Job Service Tickets, Time Date Sheets and Field reports
  • Handling of optical fibers in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc.)
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Participating in field installations and performing system troubleshooting and corrective actions when necessary
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including operations manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc.
  • Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating maintenance, troubleshooting and clients’ installations upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing

The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with experience preferably in the energy (petroleum, renewable, electrical power), geosciences, and/or telecommunications industries. The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter. Travel will be required to carry out field surveys at client project sites.

The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Field work and installation experience
  • Matlab/Python experience (preferable)
  • Geophysical survey experience (preferable)
  • Hands-on experience of fiber optic sensing systems (preferable)
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing (preferable)

Additionaly,  candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Please be aware that all applicants must have a legal right to work in the United States. Silixa is not able to support visa applications at this time.

Health

Due to the nature of the business it may be necessary to obtain specific industry/client health certifications, including offshore, before being able to undertake duties at a client’s site. Therefore, we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain such certificates if required. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include medical, dental, and vision insurance and an employer matched 401k.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: usjobs@silixa.com

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment