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NKT Photonics
Southampton (Open to remote)
Senior Electronics Engineer - Aerospace & Defence

Fiber laser and metrology expert

All About Us

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacturing, and supply of high-performance lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and together we have established one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the world.


Develops electronics and software/firmware for state-of-the-art laser products within the aerospace and defence division working on R&D projects. Works within the electronics and software team to take ownership of design, test, documentation and other development related activities for ongoing engineering projects. Designs new products and test equipment as well as updating current products to new specifications. Understands product compliance and testing. Is focused on designing innovative solutions to build effective products for customers.


Working with other disciplines, responsible for: designing new laser systems from concept through to manufacture, testing and writing of assembly instructions and bills of materials. Works with team of laser engineers and ensures correct controls, procedures and specifications are maintained. Considers customer requirements over the design lifecycle. Works collaboratively with engineering and project teams to achieve solutions. Ensures deliveries are met within project deadlines. Manages relevant parts of engineering projects. Carries out tolerance calculations were required. Ensures design can be manufactured with satisfactory yield and cost in close collaboration with suppliers. Finds and selects suppliers, e.g. for new capabilities. Assembles the first prototypes to ensure specification is met. Capable of programming in C, VHDL etc to support circuit design. Ensures documentation and release of all work via PLM/PDM and other company systems. Ensures products meet all relevant safety and compliance standards through testing and documentation as required. Works to continuously improve product design, production and cost efficiency.


Senior Engineering Manager. Team leader. Enginering Team. Production. Project managers. Purchasing. Marketing, Suppliers and Customers


Manages relationships professionally. Supports team members. Responsible for implementing and managing organisational goals and objectives. Reports on progress of initiatives. Works with team within policy and monitors policy. Responsible for working collaboratively.


A relevant engineering degree.


General digital, analogue and DC power circuit design, Altium design, schematic capture and simulation, CPLD & FPGA design, development and simulation. Ability to take ownership for and lead product development in electronics and software. An experienced engineer skilled at communicating with management, other engineering disciplines and team members. Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills. High level of attention to detail and commitment to quality and reliability. Excellent team player with practical and methodical working practices. Expert in electronic engineering or software engineering. Strong organisational skills to be able to work on multiple concurrent activities. Innovative. Can work independently and mange time effectively.


Greater than 10 years of experience in developing electronics or firmware for embedded systems over the complete product life cycle. Knowledge of laser systems is desirable. Detailed knowledge of state of the art electronic and software technologies. Experience of working with external partners. Experience with tolerance calculations. Experience documenting design and instructions. Experience of creating cost effective solutions.


Up to 10% annually, potentially globally.


Business English is required.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If you wish to apply please contact us wtih your CV. If you have a cover letter, please save this in one document with your CV as you are only able to upload one document. We look forward to hearing from you !


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