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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

Senior Software Developer – Back end

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing both desktop and web solutions (primarily from a back-end perspective) based on Silixa’s unique distributed acoustic/temperature sensors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Documenting, coding, implementing and validating software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Proposing and developing novel software techniques that you may find will benefit and strengthen the Company’s software products
  • Supporting solutions transfer from development to release in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Providing customer support, investigating bug reports, implementing and testing bug fixes
  • Collaborating with peers for continuous products and skills improvement

The Candidate:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly-skilled developer with the following technical skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of a combination of the following languages:
    • C++ (primary)
    • JavaScript, LabVIEW, Phyton(Secondary)
    • HTML5, CSS (tertiary)
  • Working knowledge of database interfaces (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Working knowledge of Source Code Control system and Bug Tracking Tool
  • Practical knowledge of real-time and multi-threading

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

  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • An interest in the development of fast applications
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve the project goals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

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

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

Senior Software Developer – Sensors

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/temperature sensors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Documenting, coding, implementing and validating software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Proposing and developing novel software techniques that you may find will benefit and strengthen the Company’s Software products
  • Supporting solutions transfer from development to release in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Providing customer support, investigating bug reports, implementing and testing bug fixes
  • Collaborating with peers for continuous products and skills improvement

The Candidate:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly-skilled developer with the following technical skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of a combination of the following languages:
    • LabVIEW (primary)
    • C/C++ (secondary)
  • Working knowledge of database interfaces (SQL)
  • Working knowledge of Source Code Control system and Bug Tracking Tool
  • Practical knowledge of multi-threading

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

  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • An interest in improving User Experience and development of User Interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve the project goals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

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

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

IT Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing day to day IT support for all departments. The role requires multi-tasking various projects to ensure the continuous delivery of IT services through interaction with senior management, end users and a third party IT service provider.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the day to day delivery of the IT function and systems performance for the UK and North American offices
  • Developing and implementing IT strategy and operational management of the IT function
  • Keeping up-to-date with innovative technologies to provide new opportunities
  • Liaising with the finance department to control capital budgets for all IT and reporting effectively
  • Collaborating with peers for continuous skills improvement on IT Development
  • Assessing and communicating risks associated with technology-related investments and purchases
  • Update and maintain company’s IT infrastructure/system documentation book and business continuity plan
  • Ownership of field and technology data backup and liaising with key groups to streamline storage and archive activities
  • Liaising between staff, IT services provider and vendors
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation always and actively promote safe work practices

The Candidate:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly-skilled person, with the following technical skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good IT skills in a Windows based environment
  • Good understanding of networking principles
  • Good understanding of computer security and permissions
  • Good understanding of backup principles
  • Experience with tape libraries & media archival
  • General knowledge in driver installation and windows trouble shooting
  • Experience in data warehousing, auditing and tracking (advantageous)
  • MS Excel experience (advantageous)

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

  • Proven record of ability to manage time and support duties in a timely manner
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve the project goals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills

Qualifications/Experience

A degree or similar qualification in Information Technology or a related subject is required.

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