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Principal Board Design Engineer

Principal Board Design Engineer

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A unique opportunity has arisen for a Principal Board Design Engineer to join this global technology powerhouse, providing you with the opportunity to work with leading experts in defining and building a completely new hardware solution.

If you’re a Principal Board/Hardware Design Engineer who thrives on working with sharp minds to find creative solutions and are comfortable acting as the focal point for PCB designs then read on!


About the role

The Principal Board Design Engineer will be part of a team that develops physical hardware development platforms based around custom system-on-chip (SoC) and FPGAs. You will be responsible the specification, development, and commissioning of new hardware platforms; leading the PCB development, including schematics, and commissioning; supporting the NPI process including management of external contractors and manufacturing support, and building and coordinating the team to deliver key projects.


Required skills and experience

  • Detailed knowledge of embedded system board design, designing with complex LSI devices such as FPGAs, demonstrating an understanding of various high speed IO interface standards such as PCIe and DDR, PCB stack-ups and topologies
  • Experience in leading multifunctional teams
  • Comfortable working with cross functional teams and outsourcing companies

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of EDA tools for schematic entry PCB layout and signal integrity analysis
  • Experience using Cadence CIS, Mentor PADs Layout, Allegro PCB design suite and Hyperlynx
  • Embedded software knowledge to test and debug the design with a creative and structured approach to problem-solving
  • RTL skills in Verilog or VHDL

What’s in it for you

This is a financially rewarding role for the right person where you will have the opportunity to expand your board level design expertise not only by producing high quality PCB designs but also by working alongside top class multifunctional engineering teams.  You will be heavily involved in deep technical discussions, that will influence both current and future direction.



Our client appreciates that your time is valuable, and whilst the process won’t be simple, the team is committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is as quick and efficient as possible.


If you have the required experience, then we would love to hear from you.

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Cambridge, Hybrid
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Phil Soffe

Managing Consultant