Mechanical Design Engineer

£42k – £59k per annumEstimated

Nu Quantum Ltd

United Kingdom

Cambridge, United Kingdom | Flexible/Hybrid | Permanent, Full time | Salary: £40,000 – £55,000pa DOE + Visa sponsorships available

About Nu Quantum

Nu Quantum is on a mission to commercialise research generated over the last decade at the Cavendish Laboratory and to shape the future of quantum information systems. We’re working on exciting technology that will improve the utility and accelerate the time-to-market of quantum computing systems. We integrate novel quantum photonic technology to form an efficient and scalable quantum networking infrastructure in partnership with world-leading companies and academic groups.

The Role

Nu Quantum is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work on the development of our novel photonic quantum networking solutions. You will be working with a world-class team of scientists and engineers to design and develop cutting edge systems that will manipulate quantum information at high speed. If you are an experienced mechanical engineer and are open to taking on this challenge,, we want to hear from you!


  • Design of product packages containing electronic, optical, and mechanical elements.
  • Integration of optical devices into opto-mechanical assemblies.
  • Physical housing and packaging design for electronic circuit assemblies.
  • Productisation; including the mechanical design of the chassis, internal mechanical elements, and front panel interfaces.
  • Creating user-friendly controls and interfaces.
  • Supporting the manufacture of prototypes.

Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant engineering or physics qualification is required.
  • Industry experience in turning early-stage prototype electronic and/or optical setups into products required.
  • Experience working closely with optical, mechanical, software, and electronics specialists to ensure necessary requirements are met.
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD modelling software required (Solidworks desirable).
  • Significant experience making mechanical drawings/documentation for manufacture and awareness of manufacturing techniques required.

Other (Desirable but not required)

  • Expertise in designing for vibration, thermal management, and stress.
  • Exposure with designing to meet safety, EMC, and other relevant standards.
  • Experience with 3D printing using various materials.#
  • Knowledge of conducting design reviews, establishing technical risk registers, and experience delivering project reporting to senior stakeholders.
  • Group Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • IP Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • On-site gym membership
  • Cycle scheme
  • Fruit and drinks in the office
  • Enhanced paid family leave policies
  • Time off for Charity work
  • Access to the Cambridge Botanic Gardens
  • Visa Sponsorship available

Equal Opportunities Employer

Nu Quantum values diversity and seeks to provide all staff with the opportunity for employment, career and personal development on the basis of ability and potential. We believe that EVERYONE can bring fresh ideas, thinking and approaches which make the way we work more effective and efficient.

We look forward to receiving your application.#J-18808-Ljbffr

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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