Senior Electronics Design Engineer

  • Closing date 29 Nov 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent
  • We’re looking for a degree qualified Hardware Design Engineer, with well-developed analogue and digital electronics methodology and experience. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a friendly environment with a team that is dedicated and passionate about craftsmanship and innovation.


    About the Role

    HUBER+SUHNER Polatis designs and manufactures all-optical fibre-optic switches which make and maintain their optical connections by means of our patented DirectLight™ beam steering technology. This role will be responsible for carrying out the duties of the Engineering department including design, research, prototyping, engineering documentation, estimating and process improvement, in addition to collaboration with design/purchasing and workshop/assembly teams on design projects. It will include the design, development, implementation, testing and support of the HUBER+SUHNER Polatis range of photonic switch products.


    About You

    As a graduate in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering you will have a least 5 years industry experience to date, with a proven track record of delivering complex products against demanding timescales. You will possess a fundamental understanding of analogue electronics, with particular emphasis in high sensitivity analogue circuit design, utilising low noise op-amps. Low power design experience is also a ‘must-have’, in addition to experience of complex PCB designs using both analogue and digital electronics. Additionally, it would be nice if you were familiar with design for EMC and conformity testing e.g. safety compliance; but this is not essential.


    With an innate and impeccable attention to detail you will be  able to plan, schedule, co-ordinate and trouble shoot effectively whether you are required to work autonomously or contribute and influence in a team setting.


    About Polatis

    We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, a generous non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.


    Join a World Class Team

    HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance all-optical cross-connect solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test.  Our dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ SDN-enabled optical circuit switch technology delivers outstanding performance and reliability to provide dynamic fibre layer connectivity for mission-critical applications in telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks.  For more information, please visit




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