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We’re looking for a Principal Engineer to join our team, to lead technical teams in project delivery, drive sales and develop Cambridge Consultants’ capabilities at the cutting edge of technology. 

What we can offer 

You will be part of the Signal Processing Group within the Wireless and Digital Services Division. The group is focused on component delivery of signal processing solutions for exciting and diverse products and services. Examples of projects we have worked on in the past are: 

We can provide a huge amount of variety in this role. You may be designing filters for simulation of a system one week, getting hands on with programming for a platform the next, or providing vectors or interpreting results from our hardware test team.

We take pride in being ahead of the technology curve, working with and developing exciting new technology. Our accolades include being an Arm Approved Design partner collaborating to design cutting edge systems with the latest low-power technologies. The platforms on which we develop solutions includes devices from TI, ARM devices, PicoChip, Dialog, Tensilica HIFI, Ambiq, Cirrus Logic, and custom ASICs developed in-house. 

The wide history of projects previously undertaken by the group have been implemented using a variety of software technologies. For embedded systems: C, C++, Assembler. For scripting and modelling: Matlab, Python, native Windows/Linux scripting languages. Utilising systems and processes: version control systems, issue tracking, continuous integration, test driven development.

As you continue to grow and develop your career, you will have the opportunity to become a technology leader and contribute to the strategic development of the department and its capabilities.

What you can bring 

As a Principal Engineer you will be involved in every stage of our technology development lifecycle, from developing proof-of-concept demonstrations for initial sales leads, to designing, implementing and testing innovative and new technology. You will bring your strong team working, leadership, and collaborative skills to the role and take significant responsibility for technical delivery, on projects ranging from small developments involving 2-5 engineers to component teams within large-scale multidisciplinary programmes.

In addition to day-to-day project work, you’ll also play a part in advancing Cambridge Consultants’ expertise, contributing to new IP generation and developing our capabilities in up-and-coming new technologies. 

You will 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. 

A solid understanding of Signal Processing concepts is a must. You will also have extensive programming skills in C or other low-level languages, and experience using scripting languages (such as Python or Matlab) to model and automate systems.

In addition, any experience of the following would be helpful, but is not necessary: 

  • Overseeing project teams of engineers 
  • Mentoring/developing other members of the team 
  • Engaging with sales activities and bidding 


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  • 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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