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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Other Science and Tech
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Serco Europe
    • Date Posted
      April 23,2021
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    Opto-Electronics Engineer (RT-R/TEC-MME/00702)

    Job Introduction

    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.

    Serco and Proud - Make a difference every day.

    New opportunity available! We are looking for an Opto-Electronics Engineer. Do you have broad expertise in the field of Opto-Electronics Engineering & Laser-Damage Testing? Apply now.​

    Main Responsibilities

    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.

    Fibre-optic components.

    Detectors and focal plane instrumentation.

    Quantum-electronic devices and systems, including optical atomic clocks.

    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 opto-electronic 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.

    Support Mission Studies/Projects from Phase 0 up to Phase B/C/D.

    Propose/implement laser and Lidar technology development activities and relevant pre-development activities.

    Evaluate technical proposals, maintain the Lidar Harmonisation dossier and coordinate inside the section the Lidar developments.

    Supporting the operation, the test campaigns, the maintenance and the upgrades of the “ESA Mobile Raman Lidar” system of the Section.

    Support the test campaigns of the “Laser Operation Verification Facility” of the Section.

    Maintain link with Industrial & Scientific community in Lidar domain.

    Successful Candidate
    As per Job Class in Photonics or Optics, preferably at PhD level.
    Back ground in atmospheric Lidars or laser altimetry and laser ranging applications.
    Background in laser technologies and Lidar systems and instrumentation.
    Experience with hardware design, performance aspects and characterization of space/airborne laser systems.
    Experience with hardware design, performance aspects and characterization of lidars for airborne or space applications.
    Knowledge of environmental testing of space hardware is an asset.


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    About The Company

    Why should you join Serco ?

    At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

    Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

    A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

    Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

    What we offer

    Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector

    A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

    Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.


    About Serco

    At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.

    We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

    By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


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    Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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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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