Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - ENG003 (Cambridge, UK)

Are you an ambitious Mechanical Engineer with significant experience in the design and development of precision micro-mechanical or optical devices? We’re looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team and drive the development of next generation world leading all-optical switch technology.

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. You’ll be responsible for the entire lifecycle of the product from conceptual design and analysis through to qualification and transfer to production.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Design and development of core technology
  • Analysis and test of precision micro-mechanical designs
  • Integration and packaging of optical and electrical sub-assemblies
  • Liaison with other internal teams and subcontractors
  • Manufacturing and performance improvements to existing products

About You

To be successful, you'll need to have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, plus a minimum of five years’ relevant experience working in a high-tech design / development environment. You’ll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery. You’ll also be an expert in 3D CAD and finite element analysis and be familiar with high reliability micro-fabrication techniques. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

Experience of PDM, and proficiency in precision opto-mechanical or electro-mechanical design, is highly desirable.

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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