Lead R&D Engineer - Photonics


Ref: 1186Monday 27 May 2019


This vacancy is now closed
Enigma People Solutions is searching for a lead R&D Engineer for our client’s growing R&D team in Edinburgh.
Our client develops and produces novel CW Single Frequency, Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers for demanding applications in:
Leading edge research
LifeSciences and associated BioMedical areas
Semiconductor metrology
Environmental Metrology, and many others
They are the only company to be able to configure Continuous Wave, Single Frequency Lasers to uniquely emit at any wavelength covering the spectral range from Near Infra-Red to Ultra-Violet from a single universal technology platform, using proprietary patented BRaMMS technology.
This novel patented technology provides reliable, cost effective, compact all-solid-state and class leading solutions for both well established and currently unavailable, but demanded, wavelengths. This opens up applications in portable and remotely controlled systems and devices, which have been never before considered feasible.
Your focus will be "Profit minded product innovation"
Your role will be to identify and progress opportunities for delivering improvements within the company’s products, creation of competitive technologies and products, and identification of opportunities for innovation and increase of profit margin.
In this role you will be a member of the management team and an influencer of the company’s technological progress. You will be responsible for the prototyping and design of products or product improvements, including optical and opto-mechanical layouts, controlling electronics interface, outline of all technical (SolidWorks and AutoCAD) documentation.
Your focus will be to work on new options and solutions to manufacturing or technological problems, helping to improve and grow the worlds-largest portfolio of CW Single Frequency DPSS lasers.
To be of interest you will already be a senior or principal engineer with ambitions to be the lead engineer of the R&D team. You will be able to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of cutting edge research and developments in the field of Single Frequency DPSS lasers and other areas of Photonics that might have an impact on our client’s technical direction and growth.
Key skills and experience expected include:
Degree (MSc or PhD level) in Lasers /Engineering / Optoelectronics/ Photonics
R&D experience in Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers, nonlinear doubling of solid-state and diode lasers and / or relevant fields
Working knowledge of 3D SolidWorks Design, MathCAD/AutoCaD
At least 6 years current and relevant commercial experience
Ideally, previous SME business/start up experience
Technical management skills and desire for entrepreneurship
Drive revenues and cost reduction through technological enhancements
Offer technological solutions to day-to-day business problems and customers’ requests
Create and update the company’s technological and technical documentation and implement safeguard processes around it
Engage and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships with customers, suppliers and project partners driving successful long-term business collaboration
Collaborate with the appropriate teams to assess and recommend technologies that support company product needs
Lead the delivery to cost & timescale of R&D projects and customers’ programmes
Generate information for company’s technical publications (white papers, blogs, articles, etc.)
Personal characteristics: confident, consistent, resilient, innovative, eager, start-up mentality, positive, charismatic, analytical, problem-solver.
External Relationships: optical and materials suppliers, technology partners, joint R&D project partners, potential customers.