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Optical Test & Metrology Engineer - Oxon

My clients in Oxfordshire are looking for an Optical Metrology and Test Engineer.

This role is commutable from Oxford, Faringdon, Witney, Abingdon, Didcot, Reading, Thatcham, Newbury.

This is an exciting technical role in a well-funded, fast moving Augmented Reality (AR) startup delivering into the consumer and enterprise space.

The primary responsibility is developing the optical test systems and related technology building blocks to enable the next generation of head mounted Augmented Reality displays.

As well as developing systems for use in-house, you will also be responsible for their transfer to subcontractors' premises for them to use in their manufacturing processes.

This will involve interfacing with senior personnel in partner companies.
The role involves highly analytical design as well as hands-on activities & data manipulation in equal measures.
The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop into a management roles in the longer term but will need to be very hands-on at least for the first year or so.

Develop testing and metrology capabilities for a diverse range of optical parameters both for imaging and non-imaging systems (e.g.

luminance, uniformity, colour, MTF, stray light).

Non-imaging systems would include areas such as waveguide design, diffractive optics, holography or photonic structures.
All round responsibility for test system development including optical design, system and component procurement, and ramp-up.
Specification and coding of measurement algorithms and software for repeatable and reliable measurements.
Collaborate with the larger research team to support optical design and experimentation with analysis of developed technologies and components.

Knowledge of a broad range of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and photometry, geometric optics, statistics, and polarization.
Knowledge and experience with colour science, colorimetry, and visual optics.

Basic capabilities in optical design tools such as Zemax, FRED, or ASAP.
Strong hands on experience in laboratory work and in setting up of high quality and reliable optical measurement systems.
Well versed on standard tools and methods for measurement system automation at lab level including LabView and Matlab.
Knowledge on programming with C/C++ would be a plus.

Familiarity with optical metrology tools such as interferometry or image quality testing.
MS or PhD in Optical Sciences or Physics or related field with substantial experience in applied research and/or product development of advanced optics or photonic systems.

The successful candidate will understand how to measure parameters such as MTF and be able to design a measurement system rather than expecting to be able to buy something off the shelf.
Knowledge or experience of light engines, the optics of display systems or human factors would be advantageous.

Personal Qualities:
My clients look for highly Innovative and imaginative people who can solve unconventional problems – they will be looking for examples of this from applicants.

Highly independent – capable of prioritising goals, planning projects and tracking yourself against the plan.
Continuously willing to learn and very strong attention to detail.
Strong teamwork ethos – they are a startup and every person relies upon everyone else.

Companies in which potential candidates may have worked include Nokia & other mobile phone companies who have developed camera systems.

Experience in optics institutes within academia may also prove to be useful for this position.

Salary is up to £70k for the right candidate.

To apply for this and Optical Test & Metrology Engineer role in Oxfordshire please contact us ASAP!

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Science
  • Recruiter: Blue Marble Recruitment Limited
  • Contact: Andy Grant
  • Tel: 07720 841 444
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: TSEO-2119455-AG
  • Posted: 2016-10-12 18:04:01 -

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