8 January 2020

SENTEA| System and Test Engineer

Sentea is a spin-off of Ghent University and microelectronics research center imec. The company was founded in 2018 by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced researchers and has the ambition to become a market leader in fiber optic sensor interrogators leveraging the benefits of silicon photonics.

Fiber optic sensors are used to monitoring infrastructure, preventing equipment failure and detect structural damage before it leads to catastrophic failure. Furthermore, these sensors can also be used to monitor and improve the operational efficiency of equipment and processes. Wind farms, bridges, buildings, train, planes and heavy industrial equipment will benefit from Sentea’s small and cost-effective fiber optic sensor interrogators.

At the heart of Sentea’s fiber optic sensor interrogators lies an integrated silicon photonics chip. This chip combines all opto-electrical functions in a single component and is connected to a signal processing electronics system. Sentea is looking for a system and test engineer to strengthen the team.

Tasks include

  • System level calibration, test and validation of the Sentea products and prototypes
  • Work with the development team to find improvements based on the test results
  • Validation of the Sentea sensor system in various application domains.
  • Maintain and improve the test and validation systems and infrastructure.
  • Assembly of prototypes of the Sentea products.


  • Bachelor or Master electrical engineering degree, or similar by experience.
  • Experience with opto-mechanical systems is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of electronics is required
  • Knowledge of Python, Labview and/or SQL is an advantage.
  • Being meticulous and precise, working independently and having a problem-solving mindset are advantages.
  • English and Dutch

Our offer

  • Competitive package
  • An enthusiastic team working on a unique and world-class product.
  • International and dynamic work environment
  • A start-up company offering growth opportunities.

You will be based at our offices at the technology park in Zwijnaarde, the “silicon photonics valley” of Flanders.