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up to £26,000


City of Edinburgh

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Matt Golebiewski

Optical Sensor Characterisation Engineer

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Sensor Technology Characterisation Engineer for a world leading IST Imaging company. 

The Sensor Technology Characterisation Engineer has unique challenges, such as merging optical and electrical characterization disciplines, as well as critical interpretation of image quality and its translation into quantitative parameters. This challenging role will provide an opportunity for an electronics engineer to broaden their field of expertise or an optics specialist to work more closely with electronics.

To be of interest you will be able to demonstrate that you have the following skills

• Honours or Higher degree, electronics, electrical engineering, physics or related field
• Working knowledge of semiconductor devices, silicon products and device measurement
• Demonstrable skills in programming, either directly in a high-level language or through a scripting language medium.
• Demonstrable experience in software instrument interfacing and control.
• Demonstrable understanding of designed experiment construction and experimental method.
• Clear communication skills and proven ability to work in a multi-disciplined environment.
• Understanding of database structures and competence in database system set-up, management and usage.
• Skilled in collating and reporting data and checking for consistency and accuracy.
• Experienced in use of MS Office package and especially capable in use of Excel for data analysis graphing and reporting.

• Matlab usage and programming experience,
• C/C++/Python programming experience
• Post graduate qualification in related field.
• Understanding of optics and camera systems.
• Software development skills and understanding of software design methodologies.
• French language skills would be an advantage.
• Interest in and understanding of photography.
• Understanding of calibration, accuracy, repeatability and measurement traceability

As Sensor Technology Characterization Engineer, you will provide characterisation data to support the development activities of the Technology and Product Design Groups. Initially this involves familiarisation with existing techniques and methods. You will work collaboratively to develop and adopt standard methods and reporting formats. You will make measurements, publish results, and establish their credibility. The role requires an individual who is demonstrably capable in software development across a number of platforms/languages and is able to bring that knowledge and experience to bear to the environment, tools, equipment and techniques used within the business.

Our highly regarded client develops CMOS imaging and sensing solutions for a wide range of markets. Unique CMOS image sensors, are complemented by companion video processing ASICs, resulting in a complete imaging solution recognised as world leading in image quality and performance. This technology allows the imager, sensor and/or ASIC to be integrated in a single chip or realized as a chipset, depending on market area. This market is a growth area within semiconductors. The group expertise lies in the areas of SPAD technology design and characterization. One vital part of this function is to provide device design and technology characterization data to support the technology development.

On offer is the opportunity to join a world leading team, with a good starting salary and excellent benefits package.

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