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The DSP group in Cambridge Consultants develops innovative new technology at the exciting intersection of Digital Signal Processing, High-Performance Computing, and Machine Learning. We work on projects ranging from small, fast-paced studies to large multidisciplinary developments of 50+ engineers. We’ve developed products and systems across a wide variety of technologies and applications ranging from hearing aids to global satellite networks, from the world’s first all-digital radio transmitter to complex deep-learning systems that interact with humans in real time.

We’re looking for:

  • A passionate technologist with a keen desire to broaden their horizons in new and exciting areas
  • A creative thinker who thrives when faced with tough engineering challenges
  • A skilled technical leader who takes ownership of tasks and mentors others
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Role Description

As a Principal Engineer you will be involved in every stage of our technology development life-cycle, from developing proof-of-concept demonstrations for initial sales leads, to designing, implementing and testing innovative new products. You will bring your strong team leadership and collaborative skills to bear by taking significant responsibility for technical delivery, on projects ranging from small developments involving 2-5 engineers to large-scale multidisciplinary programmes. In addition to day-to-day project work, you’ll also play a part in creating the Cambridge Consultants of tomorrow, contributing to new IP generation and developing our capabilities in up-and-coming new technologies.

You’ll have the opportunity to steer your career along the path of your choice, whether you prefer meeting and talking with clients or perhaps leading large teams on multiple projects. Our collaborative and supportive working environment allows our engineers to quickly develop their skills and knowledge in unfamiliar areas, enabling us to drive the development of cutting-edge technologies evolving at a rapid pace.

Minimum Requirements

Essential -

  • Extensive programming skills in C or assembly language
  • A solid understanding of Signal Processing concepts
  • Experience of successfully leading project teams
  • A passion for engineering and technology
  • An imaginative and inquisitive mind and eagerness to learn new skills
  • A good degree in a relevant subject such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics

Desirable -

  • Matlab for simulation and modelling
  • Acceleration with GPUs / parallel programming
  • Experience with Linux or scripting languages e.g. Python
  • Experience working with embedded hardware and tool chains
  • Understanding of concepts underpinning Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

We value all people regardless of gender, age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

Learn about Life at CCWhat to expect when applying

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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