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Test Engineer

Toshiba Research Europe Limited

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2019
Closes: 6th August 2019

Applications are invited for a Test Engineer in the Quantum Information Group at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. The successful applicant will work in a team manufacturing high speed quantum cryptographic systems. They will be responsible for characterising optical/electrical components as well as testing optical communication systems assembled from these components. Appropriate training will be given.


  • Characterising optoelectronics components
  • System-level test of optical communication hardware
  • Collect test data and write report

Mandatory requirement:

  • BTEC equivalent or above qualification in Physics, Electronics, IT, or a related discipline
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work individually or as a team member
  • Attention to detail


  • Knowledge of computer control programming environments, e.g., Labview/C/C++.
  • Familiar with Linux operation system

Background information:

Keeping personal data safe and secure is one of the greatest challenges posed by the rapid development of today’s information technology. To meet this challenge, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) has emerged as a revolutionary technology that allows the distribution of digital keys needed for data protection with security guaranteed by the laws of quantum physics. Unlike existing technologies based on public key cryptography, QKD is future proof and is not vulnerable to technological advances in mathematics, engineering, computing power and even quantum computers.

Toshiba Research Europe Limited has been at the leading position in the development of high speed QKD systems in the past decade.  It has developed the first Quantum Cryptography system operating over 100 km of fibre and the first to operate with a secure key rate of 10 Mbit/sec. Toshiba’s systems have been selected to serve long-haul fibre links in the first UK Quantum Network. 

Applicants should send a CV, contact details of three referees and a covering letter, to:

Dr A J Shields, Assistant Managing Director

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Cambridge Research Laboratory

208 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road

Cambridge.  CB4 0GZ UK



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