Photonics Engineer

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Photonics Engineer

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

This fast-paced, rapidly-growing start up based in Cambridge spun out of Cambridge University. Still based on the University site, they are shaping the future of Quantum information systems and have ambitious plans for the future! They have partnered with world-leading organisations and are integrating novel quantum components to form an efficient and scalable infrastructure. This is a friendly and diverse group of people who are looking for a bright, driven Photonics Engineer to join their multi-disciplined team.

There's a great package available, including a competitive salary in line with your level of experience.

The Role:

  • Design and optimise superconducting nanowire detector structures using simulation and experimental data
  • Work closely with fabrication engineers to produce practical designs to process constraints
  • Design, execute and interpret quantum optical experiments at cryogenic temperatures

About You:

  • PhD in experimental physics/engineering of superconducting photon detection systems
  • Scripting for experimental control and data analysis - ideally Python
  • Industrial / postdoc research experience developing superconducting nanowire single photon detectors preferred, ideally for quantum applications
  • Good understanding of SNSPD device physics and appreciation of practical considerations to improve device performance is desirable
  • Experience with optical and electrical measurements in 4K cryostat systems using fibre-coupled and/or free-space optics
  • Any experience with integrated photonics is desirable
  • Experience simulating mixed optical and superconducting systems is desirable
  • Experience with Lumerical simulation preferred


  • 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
  • Free Health & Wellbeing support
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • Onsite parking
  • Casual dress
  • Healthy snacks in the office
  • Dedicated time for your professional development
  • Visa sponsorship if required