Electronics System Engineer

Engineering Full-time Oxfordshire
Who we are

WaveOptics is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. Our waveguides have a balance of attributes that deliver a superior display to the widest range of users with a high level of comfort.


Reporting to the Lead Electronics Engineer, this role will focus on the full product design lifecycle. Your expertise combined with a multi-disciplinary team will support the development of next generation AR products. 


  • Take responsibility for designing, customising and/or modifying designs so that the electronic sub-system may be incorporated into customer products
  • This is a broad technical role and includes the full product design lifecycle from requirements capture, detailed electronic design, testing, certification and in service support 
  • Design, develop prototype, test, and ultimately deliver compact electronics technology (analogue, digital, mixed-signal and high speed) 
  • Interface with external vendors and internal hardware, mechanical, manufacturing and software teams 
  • Build testing jigs to characterise and improve our systems with regards to colour performance efficiency, temperature, functionality and latency 
  • Oversee hardware projects from their conceptualisation to their production and manufacturing 
  • Drive necessary discussion with external and internal teams on test specification and methodologies to improve test quality continuously 
  • Offer systems support for other departments (mechanical, optics, etc) and clients when needed 
  • Design, troubleshoot, diagnose, and identify root cause of system failures and communicate with the right team accordingly to solve these issues, whether this is in house or external 


  • Graduated with first class honours or 2:1 from a top University in Electronics Engineering or a similar degree 
  • At least 5 years of experience designing hardware, electronics and/or testing systems 
  • Experience with analogue and digital electronics design 
  • Schematics capture and PCB design
  • Strong verbal / written communication and reasoning skills 
  • Ability to communicate across different engineering disciplines 
  • Ability to interpret datasheets, schematics, and technical information from related disciplines.
  • Experience with the use test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analysers, programmers, signal generators, power supplies, etc 
  • Prototyping and SMD hand soldering experience 
  • Proactive and keen to learn with an interest in developing their career within Augmented Reality technology 


  • MSc or PhD in a relevant subject, e.g. electronic instrumentation, hardware design, wireless comms, display technologies, etc
  • Knowledge of writing Software (e.g. test scripts in python) strongly preferred 
  • Experience of electronic systems around display technology or wearables would be an advantage; however, we will also consider people with the right experience looking to move into an Electronics Systems Engineering position 
  • Experience with hardware design and implementation of RF, BLE, and/or WiFi technologies
  • Practical knowledge and experience working with low power FPGAs, ideally using VHDL 

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Empowering values

At WaveOptics you will be trusted and empowered to deliver interesting and challenging projects.

Award-winning innovation

We have a knowledgeable and diverse team working at the forefront of AR and we value people who share our commitment to innovation. We have received multiple awards, such as SPIE Prism award in 2020 and 2021.

“Work with the best people”

“I decided to join WaveOptics because it is carrying out R&D at the cutting edge of modern nano-photonics. The tasks that we are working on are very challenging and the only way to accomplish them is to work with the best people, and this is exactly how I would describe the team.” ARSENY ALEXEEV, DIRECTOR OF WAVEGUIDE DEVELOPMENT

Perks & Benefits


  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Adoption, surrogacy, infertility, and fertility preservation benefits
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and AD&D insurance


  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontia benefits
  • Vision coverage


  • Gym perks and discounts
  • Team fitness classes, hikes, and races
  • Sports leagues
  • Cooking and nutritional workshops

Financial Fitness

  • Rocket Lawyer memberships
  • Financial education programs
  • Compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success


  • Generous time off and leave programs
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Emotional and mental health support programs and apps
  • Speaker series, classes, and subscriptions to educational programs
  • Social gatherings, team outings, and volunteering programs

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