Optical Engineer
UK - Cambridge

Job Reference: 000189

Location: UK - Cambridge

Closing Date: 30/11/2021

Job Posted Date: 22/07/2021

Salary: Competitive

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Business Type: Research & Development


Toshiba Europe Ltd are at the forefront of innovating novel secure optical communication systems that are resistant to future advances in computing and mathematics. We invite applications for the post of an Optical Engineer in the Quantum Technology Division based in Cambridge UK.  The successful candidate will work on building and developing the fibre optic circuits used in Toshiba’s quantum cryptography products.  This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and world leading team, supported by one of the best known companies in digital electronics and services. Appropriate training will be given.




  • Building and testing fibre optic sub-assemblies and systems.
  • Improving product designs to deliver new features or enhanced performance.
  • Developing new processes to improve efficiency or product quality
  • Liaising with suppliers to source new components or improve specifications.
  • Liaising with customers to define requirements or solve problems
  • Contributing to the creation and maintenance of the technical file

Mandatory requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Electronics or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated success in experimental/practical work
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and deliver to completion, within agreed
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work individually or as a team member 


  • Experience of working with optical or fibre optic devices
  • Familiarity with Linux operation system


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.