Connecting to LinkedIn...

Mandarin Chinese Speaking (Senior) R&D Test Engineer

Job Title: Mandarin Chinese Speaking (Senior) R&D Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum
REF: MCR&DTestEngineer_1649785579
Contact Name: Catherine Sun
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Mandarin Chinese Speaking (Senior) R&D Test Engineer

Reports To: R&D Team Lead

Working Hours: 09.00 - 17.30; Monday - Friday, with a 1 hour break, total 37.5 hours per week

Full-time permanent role in Ipswich UK, circa £50k - £64k

Our client is a well-known brand in a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our client has established an end-to-end solution in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing through dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships. Their products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Our client's Ipswich Research Centre is looking at for a R&D Test Engineer with experience in testing optoelectronic devices. As part of R&D Test Team, you'll be responsible to develop test rig prototypes (HW & SW) & test methodology to develop next generation devices in close cooperation with Design team & later support its transfer to NPI phase.

We wish to recruit a highly motivated professional with experience in III-V semiconductor physics & ability to quickly setup rig prototype to validate new devices and/or test methodologies. Solid knowledge of statistic tools & ability to organise data in report are essential to ensure a data-driven development & effective co-operation with other teams in the organisation.

We are looking for an individual who is capable to work calmly under pressure in a fast pace environment with great attention to details.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop test rig prototypes (HW & SW) & test methodology
  • Plan, develop & execute project-based test strategy
  • Test devices & technical reports of finding/proposed improvements
  • Engage with supplier to buy off-the-shelf/customised solution to fit project requirements
  • Transfer test methodology to Backend team & support them during NPI phase



  • PhD in physics, preferable in optoelectronics
  • In-depth/Good knowledge of III-V optoelectronic device physics
  • Knowledge of optoelectronic device testing from DC to RF
  • Solid knowledge of statistics tools (SW like Minitab or similar is a plus)


  • Knowledge of LabVIEW or other automation SW
  • Previous experience in Telecom
  • Knowledge of lean, six sigma toolset
  • Knowledge of design and/or fabricating process of III-V optoelectronic devices.
  • Optoelectronic industry reliability standard.
  • ISO9001 or equivalent Quality Management System

Personal Attributes

  • Proven ability to work under own initiative with attention to detail
  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proactive and innovative team player who is also capable of working independently
  • Experience working in fast pace, dynamic environment, with limited supervision: self-starter.
  • A level-headed, proactive team player and good communicator
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to ensure prioritisation of workloads to meet business requirement

What we offer

  • 33 days annual leave entitlement per year (including UK public holidays)
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Medical expense claim scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company sports club and social events
  • Corporate retail discounts
  • Flexible working
  • Additional time off for learning and development

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.