Lasers and Quantum Engineer/Physicist


Ref: 1366Monday 12 September 2022

Negotiable in line with experience

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Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Lasers and Quantum Engineer/Physicist to join a growing Photonics Design Centre in Glasgow that focuses on supporting the development of highly integrated, miniaturised and robust laser products to be used in quantum-enabled positioning, navigation and timing systems (narrow linewidth diode laser modules).  You will be working in our recently established Photonics Design Centre in Glasgow. The

You will be part of a small, talented development team and will be expected to take responsibility for product development from the outset and oversee all aspects related to that product, from customer engagement and preliminary design through to prototype development, manufacturing transfer and lifetime support. 

  • You can widen your experience and be part of an exciting new photonics design centre working on cutting-edge technology and markets, while also benefiting from international collaboration and international travel 
  • Enjoy flexible working hours scheme and comprehensive holidays package help you to better balance your work and personal life
  • You will be supported in your personal and professional advancement with a wide range of internal seminars and a management development program
  • You can also look forward to a number of attractive benefits such as life and health insurance and a competitive salary.

This role reports to the Head of Design Centre and provides a great opportunity to develop exciting laser technology to enable new real-world quantum applications and markets. In this context you will:. 

  • Design, build, and prototype frequency stabilised narrow linewidth diode lasers systems and resolve the detailed technical challenges required to industrialize this technology
  • Support integration of laser systems into quantum based applications and systems.
  • Work within a team of engineers to build a unique, compact, rugged laser system suitable for harsh environments.
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings to conceptualize, develop and troubleshoot non-standard technical approaches to fundamental problems.
  • Work closely with customers to understand their needs, analyse requirements and deliver an effective solution 
  • Participate in and help to shape the NPI process, participate in periodic project meetings.
  • Contribute to manufacturing, test procedures, user manuals, process development and training for manufacturing personnel for transition of products from R&D to manufacturing.
  • Provide on-going product support to manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service.
  • Work closely with our academic, RTO and commercial partners.


To be of interest you will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Ph.D. (preferred) in physics, optics, atomic/molecular physics, quantum optics, spectroscopy or laser engineering
  • Relevant industrial experience in optical component and system design 
  • Product introduction experience from feasibility to released product preferred
  • Knowledge of design for manufacturing processes, of FMEA and DOE
  • Experience of failure mode analysis and troubleshooting for yield improvement
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of the applications of narrow linewidth lasers (e.g. spectroscopy, atomic clocks, cold atom based sensing and timing)
  • Experience with OpticStudio and SolidWorks preferred
  • Experience with electronics test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analysers, network analysers, frequency counters).
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