Industry:        Global Communication Infrastructure

Sector:            Subsea Cable Systems, Manufacturing of Technology Products

Department:   Engineering

Location:        Xtera’s UK offices, inside the M25

Type:              Full-time, Permanent

Salary:           Competitive, commensurate with experience and aspirations

Launch Your Engineering Career with Xtera: Exciting Opportunity for New Graduates

Are you a recent electronics, electrical engineering, or physics graduate with a passion for optics and telecoms? Do you have a practical, hands-on approach to problem-solving? If you’re ready to dive into the cutting-edge world of submarine cable systems, Xtera wants you on our team!

Why Xtera?

Join us at Xtera and play a pivotal role in developing state-of-the-art submarine cable systems that keep the world connected. We’re a forward-thinking, innovative company leading the charge in the ever-evolving international telecoms market.


As a Graduate Engineer at Xtera, you’ll be at the heart of groundbreaking technology, working on a dynamic range of projects that blend electronic, optical, and mechanical engineering. Under the mentorship of our experienced product development team, you’ll:

  • Engage in Product Development: Dive into the development and evaluation of cutting-edge line transmission equipment, including fiber optic systems and Xtera’s proprietary optical amplifiers. Use test equipment to monitor and record performance, ensuring our products push the boundaries of innovation.
  • Maintain & Innovate: Get hands-on experience installing and maintaining transmission equipment, developing software to automate testing processes, and managing laboratory resources. Your contributions will be vital to our success.
  • Collaborate & Report: Work closely with a team of experts, sharing insights and troubleshooting to ensure our products meet and exceed industry standards.
  • Hands-On Attitude: You’re eager to roll up your sleeves and apply engineering principles to real-world challenges.
  • Team Player: You thrive in collaborative environments, sharing your knowledge and learning from others. You’re committed to continuous improvement and love tackling new tasks.
  • Tech Enthusiast: You’re passionate about technology and stay informed about the latest trends and advancements in telecoms and testing.
  • At Xtera, we invest in your future. Our comprehensive training program is designed to develop your skills and support your career growth. You’ll benefit from:

    • New Employee Induction: Xtera will provide you with the necessary know how to set you up for success in the role.
    • Ongoing Mentorship: Receive continuous guidance from the VP of Engineering and the CTO and collaborate with seasoned professionals.

Ready to Shape the Future of Telecommunications?

Kickstart your career with Xtera and make a tangible impact on the world of subsea cable systems. Apply now and join us on our journey of pioneering innovation in global connectivity.


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