Senior Signal Processing Engineer

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Senior Signal Processing Engineer

Salary: £ 55-65,000 depending on experience

Cereus Ultrasonics Ltd. is an early-stage company (2019) bringing novel and advanced acoustic techniques, developed by the founders over many years working in naval sonar R&D, to the industrial and medical sectors. We are based in Poole, Dorset, UK.

Our first product, launched early in 2022, is a versatile ultrasonic downhole well inspection tool for the oil and gas industry.  Initially measuring tubing diameter and wall thickness, the technology in our ‘Cereus Engine’ will enable planned additional measurement capabilities to be rapidly developed & deployed.

The technology embodied in the ‘Cereus Engine’ stems from a deep understanding of acoustic transducer physics, and almost all applications using ultrasonic and acoustic transducers can benefit from it. It has already shifted the technological balance within the oil and gas industry within the downhole inspection sector!

As we grow, an opportunity has become available for a Senior Signal Processing Engineer based at our office in Poole, Dorset, UK.

The role:

The role of Senior Signal Processing Engineer will be based at our Poole office and laboratory, although some time working from home may be possible.

Essential skills include deep familiarity with the techniques of time and frequency domain signal processing; an understanding of the principles of target detection & feature extraction from noisy signals; the development, implementation, and testing of physics-based signal processing algorithms; and experience making real-world measurements and data collection.

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science subject or an equivalent maths-based qualification. They are likely to have prior experience in the Ultrasonics, sonar, sound & vibration, or geophysical fields, or possibly in a related discipline such as image processing, radar or acoustics. They will probably be a member of a relevant professional institution, and may hold chartered status. They will be well accustomed to multi-tasking and adjusting their day-to-day work load depending on changing business requirements.

The role calls for the ability to work within and technically lead a multi-disciplinary, multi-site project team. It will be essential to communicate clearly, both verbally and in written form, technical findings and concepts to a range of expert and non-expert stakeholders including management. This includes a requirement to contribute to end-user documentation, materials in support of Intellectual Property (IP) generation, and to archival-quality reference material.

The ideal candidate will be someone passionate about cutting-edge technology, keen to ‘make a difference’ in a small company environment, with an aptitude for problem solving.

Specific activities will include:

Development of processing techniques for novel acoustic measurements in the downhole (oil & gas) environment and elsewhere

Data analysis of acoustic signals from both field and lab tests

Lab-based acoustic testing

Assisting with trouble shooting of customer’s measured data

Producing and documenting new IP

Skille Required
  • Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of the following:Use of scientific computational software such as MATLAB, Scilab and Python (use of implementation languages such as C++ is highly desirable)

    Implementation of signal processing algorithms in the time and frequency domains

    Development of computer simulations and graphical data visualisation tools

    Signal processing, detection, statistics, and data analysis

    Designing & undertaking laboratory experiments including automation, ideally using LabView

    Sonar/Ultrasonic NDT principles and practices

    Team working, HSE awareness, MS Office

Benefits Provided

Company pension: Employer contribution: 6%, Employee contribution 5%+

Leave allowance: 25 days increasing by 2 days after 5 years of continual service

Medical: Private medical insurance, eye tests paid

Professional: Professional fees paid

Phone: Company paid mobile phone.