Monitoring Systems Innovation Senior Engineer hos Prysmian Group

Team Overview and Job Responsibilities

The activity will take place in the R&D headquarter laboratory of Prysmian Group, in Milan, in the frame of research projects run in cooperation with academic research.
Scope of the work is the study, design, and experimental testing of optoelectronic instruments for optical fiber sensing, in particular for distributed acoustic sensing (but not limited to this field).
Starting from the review of the available literature and patents, the researcher will propose a preferred architecture, select appropriate optical and optoelectronic components in the market and manage specific development of missing parts with third parties.
The researcher will realize a laboratory prototype to study the measurement technique implemented, exploring performance and limits of components while comparing them against theory.
After a laboratory validation, the researcher will define the electronics requirements for the engineering of the instrument, specifying receivers, analog filters and preamplifiers and digitizers; he will also manage the realization of those components with third parties.
The researcher can deal also with the computational aspects of the instrument’s development. In particular, he can write the software to drive the instrument, at least at laboratory prototype level, as well as the code for (possibly real-time) digital signal processing and data analysis and visualization. The candidate can also deal with the choice of the most suitable computational platform, dimensioning the hardware needed to run the instrument and to satisfy its requirements in terms of computational burden and data storage. The ability to deal also with the final instrument firmware code is appreciated.

Who are we looking for?

The position is exposed internally to Prysmian R&D, and externally to university research and suppliers.
  • Scientific background in photonics, physics, electronic, optoelectronic or telecommunication engineering, or an equivalent formation;
  • Experience in signal theory, digital signal processing and scientific programming.
  • Laboratory (and programming) enthusiast,
  • Proven experimental experience is mandatory
  • PhD title already gained or to be gained latest within one-year time is a preferred title; an equivalent knowledge achieved in the technical field is also accepted.

This position is ideal to exploit brilliant ideas and transform them into real instruments for the business’ benefit.
Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.
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