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up to £50,000


City of Edinburgh

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Matt Golebiewski

R&D Lead Engineer

Enigma People Solutions is looking for R&D Lead engineer
to join our award winning, Edinburgh based client. Working as the Research and
Development Lead (R&D Lead) within the Research and Development team, you
will be responsible for working with the CTO to set the direction of research
and development for concepts/technology related to future products as well as
the products that are currently under development. 


  • Research and actively contribute to the state-of-the-art
    (SoTA) technology in optical wireless communications. This includes being
    constantly informed about the current SoTA concepts in the field and
    establishing strategic relationships with relevant research organisations based
    around the world.
  • Construct and refine lab demonstrators for the purpose of
    validating and characterising technology concepts disclosed in SoTA research
  • Actively generate and develop novel concepts and
    technologies to support the company’s technology and product roadmaps.
  • Collaborate with engineering management/leadership to
    continuously map the research roadmap and topics.
  • Actively collaborate with the IP Manager to bolster the
    robustness of the patent portfolio and generate new patents in areas of
    strategic importance.
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor members of the R&D team
    and student placements (g., PhD candidates).
  • Person Specification
  • PhD in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Digital
    Communications Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Applied Physics, Optics,
    or another similar field.
  • Prior work experience in industry and/or as an active
    researcher in academia in the field of optical communications, wireless
    communications or ideally optical wireless communications.
  • Very good analytical skills.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Good simulation and programming skills.
  • Good laboratory skills (use of scopes, analysers,
    generators, power supplies, soldering station, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently.


  • Academic background with substantial research experience.
  • Publication/academic track record.
  • Patent track record.

Apply today by clicking the button below, or alternatively
apply with your CV and a cover email highlighting any additional information in
support of your application to matt@enigmapeople.com

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