Careers

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Our people are our greatest asset. We are proud to boast a highly skilled and motivated team that is dedicated to solving the world’s most critical measurement challenges.

We are a diverse team of 32 different nationalities and our identities, backgrounds and talents allow us to go faster and farther. We have built a fair and compassionate environment for our employees; a place where everyone feels safe and equal. Our culture is based on inclusion, which enhances belonging and leads to motivation and innovation.

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.

Current vacancies

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)

Additionally, 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

Project Manager — Defense

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Missoula, Montana

The Role

Reporting to General Manager – E&I North America, as Project Manager — Defense you will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Comprehensive management of both existing and new projects for the defense sector
  • Coordinate with clients and Silixa sales and technical teams
  • Ensure on-time and to specification delivery of Silixa products, solutions, and R&D services
  • Maintain high level of project communication between all relevant parties
  • Assist with developing budgets and cost tracking to meet project budgets
  • Resource prediction and based on scope of work and management of resources
  • Close collaboration with the technical and sales teams to provide feedback to enhance Silixa’s product offerings
  • Liaise with suppliers and consultants and maintain familiarity with all project contracts in place
  • Follow and improve the Silixa project management process
  • Assist with expanding Silixa’s defense client base through efficient, safe, and high-quality project delivery
  • Lead project reporting including written reports and presentations
  • Maintain and manage Gantt chart ensuring all project milestones are met
  • Ensure equipment specifications and test procedures conform with regulatory, industry and customer codes, standards and specifications.
  • Coordinate the testing and third-party inspection of components and assemblies.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team to enhance Silixa’s marketing collateral where appropriate
  • Assist with preparation of project proposals when required

Qualification/Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in an engineering or scientific discipline (preferable)
  • 5–10 years related defense R&D project management experience
  • Hands-on experience of fiber optic sensing systems and sensor integration (preferable)

Additionally, the candidate must have:

  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills.
  • Be capable of creating detailed technical reports, presentation, and other documentation.
  • 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.

The Candidate

The candidate will have experience managing technical and/or sensory R&D projects in the defense sector. The successful candidate should be self-motivated to solve mission critical problems through the application of some of the world’s most innovative and advanced sensor technology. The ability to gain a rapid application-level understanding of distributed sensing systems will be required. Willingness to travel as required will be important for this position.

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 resume stating the job role they are interested in to: usjobs@silixa.com

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Microseismic Advisor

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Houston, TX, USA

The Role

Reporting to the VP-Silixa LLC, as part of the North American Oil & Gas Land Team, as a Microseismic Advisor, 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 promoting safe work practices
  • Planning and carrying out seismic field surveys, data processing, and data analyses based on Silixa’s intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS)
  • Generation and/or QC of deliverable datasets mostly in SEG‑Y format
  • Microseismic data processing and interpretation
  • Working closely with the Seismic Product Champion and DAS Applications Principle on data analyses and development activities
  • Working with the field operations team on field data deliverables and QA/QC
  • Investigation, development and application of new processing methods and standardized routines
  • Preparation of data processing and analysis reports and presentations
  • Supporting the business unit, advising on data processing and instrument configuration, technical proposals for client specific requirements

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Geophysics (or related field)
  • 2+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience using MATLAB, python or similar for data processing
  • Microseismic Analysis related Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Travel to project sites
  • Work with colleagues across all business functions both internally and with clients (commercial, production, support, R&D)

Preferred

  • M.S. in Geophysics (or related field)
  • 4+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience in fiber optic sensing

The Candidate

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with a strong geophysics background and relevant survey and analysis experience. 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.

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 resume stating the job role they are interested in to: usjobs@silixa.com

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

(Senior) Optoelectronics Development Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Leading the optimisation and characterisation of a new prototype distributed sensing system to join the next generation of Silixa’s flagship optoelectronic instruments
  • Managing many technical aspects of the project, including optimisation of optoelectronics components and settings, signal processing and calibration, and extending performance
  • Designing and performing characterisation tests and producing specifications for the new system
  • Coordinating with the Lead Development engineer, overall responsible for the new instrument, and with the Engineering team to help launch the new system into Production
  • Leading communication within Silixa, and with customers who will trial the new technology
  • Supporting initial field trials as needed
  • Assisting on other distributed optical fibre development projects as needed
  • 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 relevant industry or academic experience in photonics/optoelectronics. Depending on the candidate’s relevant project management experience, the position may be offered at a Senior level. This is a hands-on position where the candidate is responsible for leading a development project while coordinating with multidisciplinary teams to ultimately transfer idea into manufactured products.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a related engineering or science field, though it is anticipated that the successful candidate may hold a PhD
  • Experience of optical fibre and/or optics technology is required
  • Experience of fibre optic distributed sensing technology would be highly advantageous
  • High level of confidence in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Competence in programming languages is 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 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.

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

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Production Test Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

We are looking for a Production Test Engineer to join our 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
  • 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.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment.

Purchasing and Stock Control Administrator

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

We are looking for a Purchasing and Stock Control Administrator 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):

  • Assisting Production Manager in stock control and management
  • Managing of stockroom – tidy and optimal use of allocated space
  • Co-ordinating monthly stock take and process documents in a timely manner
  • Processing deliveries and updating of stock system
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of orders
  • Kitting of parts based on production build schedule
  • Assisting Production Manager in coordinating and managing purchasing activities
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and traceability of parts
  • 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 relevant background in stock control and purchasing, and with at least 2–3 years of working experience in an engineering environment (preferably electronics or photonics)

Qualifications/Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in stock management and purchasing in engineering/electronics/photonics environment
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Good attention to detail and organisational experience
  • 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.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment.

Product Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

We are looking for a Product Engineer to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job description

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.

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.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related engineering or science field
  • Demonstrable recent experience in bringing products from proof of concept stage through to manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of fibre optic distributed sensing technology would be advantageous
  • 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 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.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment.

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