Hardware Design Engineer - UKENG103 (Cambridge, UK)

We're looking for an experienced Hardware Design Engineer, with a track record of delivering complex products against demanding timescales in a telecoms or aerospace environment, to join our team and contribute to the development of leading-edge technologies for the next generation of our world leading optical switching products.

About the Role

Polatis all-optical switches enable dynamic connectivity directly at the fibre layer, with outstanding reliability and the industry's lowest optical loss. Our products allow the efficient management of ever-increasing data volumes and are a key building block in the evolution towards software defined networks.

In this new role, you'll be working within a multi-disciplinary development team to design and develop core technology for our optical switches. This will cover the complete design cycle from concept through to manufacturing release in addition to providing support for the Polatis range of photonic switch products. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Design and implementation of hardware design, using schematic capture, for both digital and analogue electronics
  • Validation testing and qualification of resilient hardware and firmware designs
  • Test tool development for commissioning and manufacture

About You

To be successful, you'll need to have a degree in electronic or electrical and electronic engineering, plus a minimum of five years' relevant experience, ideally working in a telecoms or aerospace environment. You'll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery. You'll also have experience of FPGA design using VHDL and a good working knowledge of circuit design using a mixture of both analogue and digital electronics. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

Desirable skills include high-speed digital design, DSP, Firmware, data conversion, telecommunications systems, analogue electronics and design for EMC.

About Polatis

We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.

Join a World Class Team

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance all-optical cross- connect solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test.  Our dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ SDN-enabled optical circuit switch technology delivers outstanding performance and reliability to provide dynamic fibre layer connectivity for mission-critical applications in telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks.

Position Type: Full-time, permanent

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