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    Full-time Position
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    English German French
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 2201 in Noordwijk
    • Date Posted
      November 10,2020
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    Opto-electronics engineer (RT-C/TEC-MME/00661)

    Job Introduction

    Do you have a strong background background in detector technologies? You could be our new Opto-electronics engineer. Come join Serco team at the European Space Agency.

    Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. We have over 40 years’ experience in supporting the space sector: Since the creation of the European Space Agency (ESA), our employees have been providing everyday their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of European cornerstone space missions.

    Main Responsibilities
    As Opto-electronics engineer you will provide

    Support to the Mission Studies from Phase 0 up to Phase B2/C/D. Running detector technology development activities and detector pre-development activities.

    In more details the successful candidate will carry out the following tasks:

    Support to technology development contracts and performance of in-house design work. In particular, assist in the establishment of requirements and configurations for payload equipment and sub-systems involving:
    Solid state lasers.
    o Fibre-optic components.
    o Detectors and focal plane instrumentation.
    o Quantum-electronic devices and systems, including optical atomic clocks.
    o Superconducting devices and sensors.
    Review and evaluation of technical documentation and design dossiers.
    Perform analysis and elaborate outline design and configurations.
    Assist, where appropriate, external and internal testing, verification and evaluation of optoelectronic systems and components, including ground and airborne measurement campaigns.
    Contribute to the definition, maintenance and use of design, engineering and verification
    software tools for photonic systems and components.
    Assist in the calibration of the optical test set-up to allow quantitative laser damage tests.
    Operate the Laser Induced Damage test set-up during test sequences.
    Prepare test samples.
    Assist in the analysis and interpretation of the test data.

    Successful Candidate
    Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

    Master’s degree in Photonics or Optics, preferably at PhD level
    Background in detector technologies.
    Experience with operation and characterization of CCD and CMOS detectors.
    Experience with X-ray detector operation and characterization is an asset.
    Experience with InGaAs and MCT detector operation and characterization is an asset.
    Experience in the design and implementation of new measurement methods/setups is an asset.
    Practical laboratory experience in the design, development and verification of Opto Electronic systems, vacuum technology, numerical measurement analysis and associated engineering software tools (e.g. LabView, Matlab, Python) is an asset.
    Knowledge of environmental testing of space hardware is an asset.
    Experience with detector Front-end electronics design and development is an asset.

    About The Company
    Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. In Europe, Serco supports governments and international organisations in the delivery of essential public services with operations in Belgium, France and French Guyana, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

    What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service and to keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

    If you share our values and want to join a team of over 50,000 passionate colleagues globally we want to hear from you.

    Make a difference every day.

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    Package Description

    What we offer if you join our amazing team:
    Competitive Salary
    Corporate Benefits Package
    Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable)
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