Senior Photonics Expert

Company: CIP Technologies
Location: Nr Ipswich Suffolk
Salary: £ Competitive plus generous benefits
Closing Date: 2013-03-07

Job Description

CIP Technologies, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei, is developing advanced optoelectronic devices for the next generation of communications networks.   CIP are based at Adastral Park near Ipswich, Suffolk in the UK and further details on CIP can be found at, and about Huawei at .  CIP have a proven track record of innovation over many years, and are now looking to recruit the following role.

This is an exciting role in which the successful candidate will be involved with developing new ideas and designs which will lead to new and improved photonic devices.  As a member of the R&D team the role requires being able to translate future system requirements into optical device specifications, including both RF and optical aspects. The job holder would be expected to have a deep understanding of high speed optical communications technology and trends (e.g. 100GbE and beyond), and how they are currently utilised within the industry, and a good knowledge of the underlying technologies.  The role requires an individual who can contribute to the identification, generation and evaluation of candidate technical solutions by working closely with device designers and project teams and be able to contribute to ensuring these projects are delivered to agreed cost and time restraints.  As the job holder will be required to liaise with project teams across the organisation excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required. 

Person Specification



BSc in physics or relevant engineering field;Record of publications in the technical field;Recognised standing in the relevant technology community;

Knowledge of, and skilled in use of, design techniques and simulation tools. DesirablePhD in a relevant physics or engineering field;

Good understanding of capabilities of optical device technologies, especially semiconductor optoelectronics device;

A good appreciation of industry requirements for new optical device technologies; Project management skills. 

Personal Attributes    

Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines;    

Proactive and innovative team player who is also capable of working independently;

Displays a positive approach to working and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues;    

Able to demonstrate attention to detail;

Good communication and interpersonal skills which show an understanding of the varying levels and cultures within the organisation;

Ability to ensure prioritisation of workloads dovetails with the needs of the business;

Has a flexible approach to working;

Supportive of company culture and ethos. 

CIP Technologies provides a competitive salary and all the benefits associated with an international employer.  To apply for this position, please email your up to date CV to confirming your current salary, or alternatively you can send your CV to:  CIP Technologies Ltd.Phoenix House Adastral Park Martlesham Heath Ipswich Suffolk IP5 3RE UK