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R&D Test Engineer

Job Title: R&D Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: competitive market rate
Start Date: ASAP
REF: LZ-HW-2018-11-13-01_1542117331
Contact Name: Lin Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

R&D Test Engineer

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

Job Context

  • Taking the challenge to embrace the fast-changing optoelectronic industry,
  • Responsible for test strategy of R&D projects of cutting edge photonic integration technology for telecommunication industry,
  • Responsible for development and execution of test plan and method for next generation optoelectronic devices,
  • Responsible for improvement proposal of optoelectronic device performances by data analysis,
  • Liaising role between R&D Test Team and Project Team/other test team worldwide.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ownership of test strategy of photonic integration technology and device development project,
  • Defining test plan and design of test capability,
  • Execution of measurement task and ownership of test data analysis,
  • Working with R&D design teams to understand device behaviour,
  • Working with test equipment team to develop, verify purposed-built test system and transfer to production team,
  • Ownership of assigned tasks and deliver them on-time to the cost; management of work package for test technician/operator when required,
  • Any other ad hoc duty as requested by the Test and Validation Manager



  • BSc or higher in physics or a related physical science,
  • Demonstrable experience in the testing and measurement of optoelectronic devices,
  • Demonstrable experience of data analysis,
  • Willingness to travel as required on occasion,
  • Willingness of anticipation of internal and external training,
  • Flexible attitude to working hours.


  • Academic experience in III-V optical device development and/or manufacture,
  • PhD in a relevant semiconductor/material or device design topic,
  • Software skill such as LabVEW, C++, Matlab, Python, Minitab, CAD, etc,
  • Project management skill and people management skill.

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,
  • Ability to ensure prioritisation of workloads to meet business requirement

If you are interested in applying, please call Lin, 0118 928 5550 or send your latest CV to

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