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Test and Measurement Engineer

EFFECT Photonics is searching for a full-time Test and Measurement Engineer to join our Product R&D team located in Brixham, Devon (UK) and collaborate closely with various teams in Product R&D, NPI and Operations both in Brixham as well as in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). As Test and Measurement Engineer you are responsible for the development and support of the various (production) test setups.

This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced start-up environment where you will be involved in delivering the next-generation EFFECT Photonics advanced photonic modules and manufacturing infrastructure.

Job tasks

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Development of experimental and production test setups where the key competences are;
    • the development of mechanical jigging with support of a mechanical engineer,
    • developing and verifying of test automation,
    • knowledge of electrical engineering and
    • in-depth understanding of software for providing the required support and implementing improvements.
  • Provide engineering support to the NPI and Operations team across different process and test stations.
  • Train internal operations technical personnel in the use and support of production test equipment, test programs, and/or debug processes.
  • Understand capabilities and limitations of characterization equipment (e.g. optical power, optical spectrum, thermal performance) by Gauge R&R and calibration methods.
  • Working with Product Engineers to extract information from the Test Data


What do we expect from you?

  • MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Embedded Software or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Hands-on mentality and a pro-active approach in solving problems and independently work on projects in a structured manner.
  • Experience in optical testing or semiconductor testing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of programming languages C/C++ and Python.
  • Understanding of general electrical and mechanical design practices.
  • Experience with the use of databases.
  • Familiarity with fiber optics is desirable.
  • Strong communication skills, a hands-on approach and a willingness to work in a cross-functional and multi-national team.
  • Candidate must have right to work in the UK.
  • Ability to travel to our location in Eindhoven


What do we have to offer?

  • You will work on state of the art technology together with an enthusiastic and highly skilled team of international colleagues.
  • A full-time position with competitive terms based at EFFECT Photonics facility at Brixham Laboratory, Devon.
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills while contributing to a rapidly expanding company.
  • A very competitive benefits package including salary, stock participation program (SARS), pension scheme and relocation assistance.

Function details

  • Hours: 0 - 40 Hours
  • Location: TQ5 8BA, Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

About EFFECT Photonics B.V.

Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.

As a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven, EFFECT Photonics takes a platform approach to integration using high-yielding building blocks within the wafer.  Growing different quaternary alloys of Indium Phosphide on a single wafer means that all of the active and passive optical functions of a system can be created within a single chip, which is then combined with simple packaging, designed for high-volume, low-cost manufacture from the very start.

The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers.

EFFECT Photonics develops and delivers highly integrated optical products based on InP (Indium Phosphide) which is the material of choice for creating efficient laser light sources, waveguides, modulators, and photodiodes used in optical communication systems throughout the world.

Extensive development work and European funding has already been invested to develop and refine the processes needed for the integration of multiple optical functions within a single chip.