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Senior Electronics Design Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced Electronic Design Engineer, with a track record of delivering complex products against demanding timescales, 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

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:

  • Hardware Architecture and system design
  • Design and implementation of electronic hardware , using schematic capture, for both digital and analogue circuits
  • Use of Modelling tools to validate designs and concepts
  • Validation testing and qualification
  • Support of NPI and Manufacturing teams


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. You’ll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery. You will possess strong Digital and Analogue design skills used in the implementation of circuit designs employing: DAC/ADC, sensors, low-noise/low-power amplifier and power circuits. Experience in developing scalable and robust Hardware architectures and developing complex designs using a mixture of analogue and digital electronics will be required. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.  Whilst people management is not a pre-requisite for this position, there is an opportunity to progress into the leadership role of the Hardware Design Team, so an aptitude and interest in leadership is desirable.

Desirable but not essential skills include: high-speed digital design, DSP, FPGA (VHDL), Firmware, telecommunications systems, 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.

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world leader in the design and manufacture of energy-efficient, all-optical switching solutions that connect optical fibres directly to make networks more flexible, agile and reliable.  We offer a range of optical switching solutions which are used in a number of different markets including cyber surveillance, government systems, telecommunications, data center networks and oil and gas instrumentation. 

Founded in 2005 as a result of the merger of leading optical technology companies from Massachusetts and the UK, the company is now part of the HUBER+SUHNER group Fiber Optics Division.