Product Design Authority- Physics

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    Southampton, Hampshire

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    £43000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent

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    Hannah Pepper

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    over 2 years ago

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Product Design Authority - Physics

This role is for a product design authority for development projects in high performance infrared focal plane array detectors.

The role covers the full product life cycle from early customer engagement and concept development through prototype verification to handing over a fully qualified product to manufacturing.

To provide leadership to a technical team with a broad range of physics, mechanical and electronics skills. Responsible for the integrity and suitability of the design and for leading the lifecycle management of the product, including design reviews, verification, and qualification activities.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

+ Good degree or equivalent in Physics or relevant Engineering discipline (Electronics, Systems etc).MSc or PhD advantageous.

+ Technical leadership, communications, problem solving, project planning, and technical writing skills. A high degree of numeracy is required, together with a track record of technical leadership in product development and an ability to negotiate, build consensus and influence effectively.

+ Industrial experience in a related technical field or in systems engineering is highly desirable.

Knowledge and competencies

+ Ability to draw clear conclusions from complex numerical data.

+ Ability to apply a range of physical principles (electrical, thermal, mechanical, optical) to a wide range of technological problems.

+ To be able to coordinate efforts in, and over time, to lead the team's understanding in some of the following areas: silicon IC processes and design procedures, semiconductor manufacturing and design, infrared detectors and their applications, qualification procedures for military applications, cryogenic techniques.

+ Strong communicator, clear thinking and organised problem solver.