Senior Test Engineer


Ref: 1404Monday 23 October 2023

Salary in the range of £40k to £50k plus benefits

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Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Senior Test Engineer for one of the world’s most advanced suppliers of customised III-V compound semiconductor laser devices. These photonic laser devices are critical to high-growth optical communications and optical sensing markets and are enabling next-generation applications, including artificial intelligence, data-centres and ethernet.

Reporting to the Product Test and Reliability Engineering Manager your role will be to maintain and provide support for all associated optical/electrical test equipment and systems through wafer fabrication and assembly. You will assist with development and installation of new test equipment & systems, both hardware and software. You will also develop and implement software script / protocols to automate data extraction from raw test results.


  • Maintenance and development of existing test system’s software & hardware.
  • Provide technical support to test operators on both hardware and software issues.
  • Evaluation of new test requirements.
  • Writing relevant documentation.
  • Regular interface with all other Engineering functions.
  • Provide feedback to engineering team on equipment performance and any operation problems.
  • Continuous improvement activities for productivity improvements within test area.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified to at least degree level in Optics, Physics or related field, preferably with more than 5 years’ post-grad experience in academia or industry.
  • Proficient in LabVIEW programming and competent using Microsoft Software including Excel with VB programming.
  • Knowledge & experience in photonics, fibre optics and laser test is essential.
  • Working experience probe tester, lasers, detectors, optical source meter instruments, spectrum analysers, motion controllers (or similar equipment) and benchtop optics is highly advantageous.
  • Competent with other MS Applications PowerPoint and Word for windows.
  • SAS jmp or Minitab analysis software experience is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Measurement Systems Analysis including Gauge R&R studies would be useful but not essential as training would be given.
  • Demonstrate solid, methodical problem-solving skills.
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