Senior Systems Engineer

Posted 2 days ago by Best Selection

Oxford, Oxfordshire
£50,000 - £75,000/annum Pension+Medical+25 days holiday

Senior Systems Engineer

(South Oxford)

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer to join their Engineering team, working as part of the team of engineers and scientists to develop existing and next-generation products. 

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Specify key subsystems within the overall system design, defining the contributions from mechanics, optics, electronics, and software and communicating 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.
  • Feedforward learning from integration testing into new designs.
  • Support applications, manufacturing and service in fault identification and resolution
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse set of peers across the business
  • Work effectively and flexibly as part of a multidisciplinary team

Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree in BSc/BEng in Physics, Engineering or similar

Professional Skills/ Abilities:


  • Good experience in multidisciplinary systems engineering, ideally encompassing the complete design lifecycle from concept to mature product support.
  • Experience working on complex instruments containing electronics, software, motion systems, or similar.
  • Experience in evaluating and addressing complex tasks and deriving clear outcomes.
  • Excellent communicator - Fluency in written and oral technical English.
  • Experience in areas such as: optics, lasers, FMEA, test automation, environmental testing, compliance would be advantageous.
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