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Fibre Optics Assembly and Test Engineer

Applications are invited for a Fibre Optics Assembly and Test Engineer post in the Quantum Information Group at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. The successful applicant will work in a rapidly expanding team for developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art quantum cryptogrpahic systems. S/he will be responsible for assembling and testing fiber optics modules.  Appropriate training will be given.


  • Characterising optoelectronics components
  • Module-level test of optical communication hardware
  • Collect test data and write reports

Mandatory requirement:

  • Degree level or above qualification in Physics, Electronics, IT, or a related discipline
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work individually or as a team member 
  • Attention to detail


  • Knowledge of computer control programming environments, e.g., Labview/C/C++.
  • Familiar with Linux operation system

Background information:

Keeping personal data safe and secure is one of the greatest challenges posed by the rapid development of today’s information technology. To meet this challenge, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) has emerged as a revolutionary technology that allows the distribution of digital keys needed for data protection with security guaranteed by the laws of quantum physics. Unlike existing technologies based on public key cryptography, QKD is future proof and is not vulnerable to technological advances in mathematics, engineering, or computing power and or even the realisation of a quantum computers.

Toshiba Research Europe Limited has pioneered the development of high speed QKD systems over the past decade.  It developed the first Quantum Cryptography system operating over 100 km of fibre and the first to operate with a secure key rate of 10 Mbit/sec. Toshiba quantum cryptography systems are deployed in secure fibre networks in the UK, EU, US and Japan. 

Applicants should submit a CV, contact details of three referees and a covering letter stating clearly which role they are applying for.