Systems Engineer

Oxfordshire, UK Middle
£40,000 - £75,000
Per Year

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join a prestigious semiconductor company based in Oxfordshire, UK.

The role requires working with strong problem-solving skills to characterise design requirements and performance criteria for complex systems across a diverse range technical disciplines including mechanics, optics, lasers, electronics, motion control, and software. It will also include using best practice and working with stakeholders to support technical and functional compliance within a small but growing multidisciplinary engineering team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Specify key subsystems within the overall system design, defining the contributions from mechanics, optics, electronics and software and communicate to all contributors
  • Define and maintain system functionality breakdowns to mechanical, electronic, optical and software modules
  • Work hands-on with the equipment and apparatus to build an in-depth understanding of the characteristics and performance of the implemented designs
  • Evaluate system performance budgets – understanding how each module contributes to the total system performance
  • Feed forward learning from integration testing into new designs
  • Support applications, manufacturing and service in fault identification and resolution
  • Communicate effectively with diverse set of peers across the business
  • Work effectively and flexibly as part of a multidisciplinary team

Professional Skills/ Abilities:


  • More than 2 years’ experience of multidisciplinary systems engineering, ideally encompassing the complete design lifecycle from concept to mature product support.
  • Experience working on complex instruments containing optics, electronics, software, motion systems, or similar.
  • Experience of evaluating and addressing complex tasks and deriving clear outcomes.
  • Excellent communicator - Fluency in written and oral technical English.


  • Experience of Systems Engineering within leading-edge instrumentation, measurement or advanced process tools, for the Semiconductor or similar end-user industry.
  • Experience in micro/nano analysis or relevant fields and ideally with in probe microscopy (such as AFM).
  • Experience in areas such as: optics, lasers, FMEA, test automation, environmental testing, compliance would be advantageous.

(We’d love to hear from you if you tick some of the above – we’re not expecting candidates to have deep experience in all of them).

Personal Qualities:

  • Self-management: Able to work independently, setting priorities for own work based upon the company goals and targets.
  • Teamwork: Engages with other member for the company to bring the best solutions to the problem. Recognise the value that fellow company members bring to enhance own abilities. Supports colleagues with their tasks when critical to the company goals.
  • Impact and Influence: Establishes themselves as the knowledge centre in their own field.
  • Ownership & Initiative: React and address both short- and medium-term issues and proactively takes action to solve them.
  • Results Orientation: Focus on the company goal, avoid distraction, making timely decisions to achieve the target

Education / Qualifications: 

  • Either a BSc/BEng in Physics, Engineering or similar, or a clear equivalent path through engineering apprenticeship and design positions.


  • Yearly bonus
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Personal pension contributions with salary sacrifice
  • EMI Share scheme

and more...

Skills required for this job:
Software Engineering
Posted by:
  • Work Style Hybrid
  • Experience Middle
  • Duration Permanent
  • Job type Full-time
  • Payment type Per Year
  • Location Oxfordshire, U ..

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