Fiber Optic Laser Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Location: Torquay

Gooch & Housego offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our six business locations in the United States and four UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.


This position is based in the expanding Systems Technology Group located at our Torquay facility and will focus on leading the development of new fiber-optic modules and laser terminal sub-systems for satellite and UAV laser communications.  You will be expected to coordinate product development and R&D projects and execute our business plan on aero & space photonics. You will work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers to develop cutting-edge and enabling products for space and aerospace.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and develop fiber opticc transmitters, amplifiers and receivers for space-based optical communications.
  • Exploit G&H fiber optic and opto-electronic components to develop cutting edge products, working within a multidisciplinary team that includes mechanical and electronic design engineers.
  • Develop and execute on test plans for functional and environmental verification of photonic components and systems in space environment and verify compliance to target specifications
  • Develop strong working links with technical and business experts across G&H.
  • Deliver technical and management reviews and produce reports resulting from technical activities, executing technical projects on time and under budget.
  • Travel expected to be <5% of the time

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong photonics knowledge base including fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, non-linear optics and laser dynamics is required
  • Hands-on experience on building and testing fiber-optic, optoelectronic and electronic sub-systems
  • Experience in product development of fibre optics or laser products
  • Knowledge on testing and qualification of components and sub-systems based on Telcordia, MIL-STD or ESCC / ECSS desirable
  • Ability to generate proposals and manage the financial and technical aspects of projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to strongly engage customers technically and collaboratively. Comfortable in creating and giving technical presentations at short notice
  • Degree in engineering or physics with specialization in photonics required

How to Apply

Resumes should be sent using the online application form below or to

Gooch & Housego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.