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Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
REF: JZFORCE_1634209086
Contact Name: Jianghui Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Design Engineer

Location: Ipswich

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer to join a leading multinational telecom company.

You will be responsible for the development of mask designs required for the fabrication of optoelectronic devices. Work for this team comes from project managers, and you will be expected to work closely with process development engineers.

Main Responsibilities

  • Optoelectronic device design, in particular device mask layout.
  • Work with internal customers to translate their specifications into workable designs.
  • Carry out design work in collaboration with process development engineers to deliver manufacturable designs against agreed specifications, cost and time budgets.
  • Mask design and layout in GDSII format.
  • Developing ways to integrate mask design and process development.
  • Provide design support to troubleshoot process issues.
  • Any other adhoc duty as requested by the Device Design Manager.



  • BSc in physics or a related physical science;
  • Experience in III-V semiconductor device fabrication and/or testing;
  • Experience of commercial mask layout software;
  • Knowledge of optoelectronic device operation.


  • PhD in a relevant semiconductor/material or device design topic;
  • Experience of commercial optical waveguide software packages;
  • Experience in script programming - eg Python, version control tools, would also be an advantage.

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.

How to apply

Please send your CV to

Please note: The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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