Engineer – Immediate start (October 2017)

Company details: ROADMap Systems is a VC funded startup developing Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) technology for fibre optic communication networks. The company, spun out of Cambridge University Engineering Department, is designing a universal, flexible WSS module, combining superior performance and functionality with low cost. This WSS is based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) technology. Our aim is to apply this technology and expertise to help telecom network and data centre providers meet the ever-growing demand for bandwidth, while simultaneously reducing their capex and opex. Building on our existing IP portfolio and proof-of-concept demonstrators, we are currently producing our next-generation prototype module.

Role: We are looking for an engineer, physicist, mathematician or similar to join our high-calibre, close-knit team as we move into our second year of operation. The role combines complex analysis and challenging practical implementation, in an exciting entrepreneurial context. It is envisaged to suit a recent graduate or early-career researcher.

Requirements: High-quality undergraduate degree in a technical subject, with expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • design and build of electronic systems
  • software development
  • control theory
  • network architectures

Experience of working in Telecom or Datacom related research and development desired, but not essential.

Above all, the successful candidate will be intellectually accomplished and adaptable, and able to demonstrate evidence of supporting practical skills.

Location: St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge.

Start date: Now.

Position type: Full time, permanent role.

Salary: Dependent on experience. The company has a share option incentive scheme.

To apply: Send a CV and cover letter to


No agencies. We deal with a preferred list of appointed recruitment agencies only. Unsolicited CVs sent via agencies will be treated as direct applicants – no agency fees whatsoever will be payable for candidates introduced via unsolicited CVs.