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Senior Development Engineer

Date:  17-Nov-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoScience

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.




We are looking for a Senior Development Engineer that is as passionate about technology and quality as we are.  You can throw yourself into concept design, development and validation of our new products.  Our products are helping to change the world and you can be a part of that.


If you have previous experience in the design and development of a systemised product, then we would love to have you join us.




The opportunity


You will be responsible for the development of products and projects that meet customer requirements, this will include ensuring quality design, product validation and compliance, as well as providing support for the manufacture and installation of our cryogenic systems.  Concept costing will need to be completed at either sub-system or system level (depending upon complexity) and technical documentation provided to support system development. You will undertake safety and reliability assessments, conduct risk mitigation reviews and complete calculations and verification testing to validate the designs.



About You


You are likely to have a degree (or higher) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, as well as previous NPI experience, ideally related to the design of systemised products. Knowledge of cryogenic systems and dilution refrigerators is desirable, however training on our technology will be provided. Your experience of developing design and product specifications, analysing and faulting finding on complex systems is essential. Excellent communication skills, team working and problem-solving abilities, together with a thorough approach to developing and documenting processes will help you to guide technicians through the new build and test operations.






In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.  #LI-JR1



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.