Principal Optical Engineer - UK

NKT Photonics

Udlandet (øvrige)

Principal Optical Engineer - UK

You will contribute to the development of a new generation of high-power ultrafast laser systems.Along the product journey, you will use your problem-solving skills to deliver innovative solutions to ensure that we stay at the cutting edge of our industry and are able to help our customers develop the next generation of solutions.

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World. Our Site in Southampton focuses on the manufacture of industrial Ultrafast Fiber Lasers.

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities!

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Principal Optical Engineer to join our growing team.

The Role

  • Take ownership of new optical laser product development activities from concept to transfer to production; work with other Engineers (optical, mechanical, electronics) to define and agree on requirements, develop designs and innovative technical solutions.
  • Work with and motivate small project teams to enable them to optimise their effectiveness.
  • Design and run experiments, feasibility studies, assembly and testing of prototypes, identifying problems and applying new and innovative solutions.
  • Communication is key: prepare and deliver presentations, reports and the required quality documentation that describe progress, technical performance and procedures on projects and assignments.
  • Work with the Quality, Purchasing and Manufacturing teams to oversee successful transfer of processes to Production.
  • There will be some occasional travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe.

The Individual

  • Proven, relevant experience of inspirational product design, development and delivery to production within the laser industry. Specialist practical knowledge of high-power laser technology is especially useful.
  • A relevant qualification in Physics, Natural Sciences or similar is required, preferably gained within a photonics research environment.
  • Comfortable heading-up small project teams; able to motivate people to derive collective and personal success.
  • Well-developed analytical abilities; able to question complex information, identify root-cause and effects and deliver inspiring solutions whilst displaying an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Exceptional time-management abilities, a deadline-oriented approach and strong decision-making skills.
  • Passionate about what you do.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to us and we will be in contact soon.

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