Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Closing date 29 Nov 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent


We’re looking for an ambitious Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, with significant experience in the design and development of precision micro-mechanical or optical devices, to join our team and drive the development of next generation world leading all-optical switch technology.




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.  Our products allow the efficient management of ever-increasing data volumes and are a key building block in the evolution towards software defined networks.




In this new role, you’ll be working within a multi-disciplinary development team to design and develop core technology for our optical switches.  You’ll be responsible for the entire lifecycle of the product from conceptual design and analysis through to qualification and transfer to production. Your responsibilities will include:




  • Design and development of core technology for next generation optical switches

  • Analysis and test of precision micro-mechanical designs

  • Integration and packaging of optical and electrical sub-assemblies

  • Liaison with other internal teams and subcontractors

  • Manufacturing and performance improvements to existing products




About You


To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, plus significant experience of working at a senior level in a high-tech design / development environment.   You’ll have a hands-on, innovative approach to work and be self-motivated and focussed on delivery.  You’ll also be an expert in 3D CAD and finite element analysis and be familiar with high reliability micro-fabrication techniques.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. 




Experience of PDM, and proficiency in precision opto-mechanical or electro-mechanical design, is highly desirable.




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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