Principal Electronics Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-608A
  • Date Posted: 30 March 2018
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Principal Electronics Engineer – Radio Communication Systems – Aerospace, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global company, they are looking for a Principal Electronics Engineer to help drive the introduction of new products by leading engineering teams in the development of novel processing techniques in support of radio, direction finding and beam forming applications. The development activities will range from low level research to market driven product developments. The role will require close collaboration with Product Line Management and key customers to define market requirements for new products, support the evolution of the technology roadmaps, and develop the technical capability of the engineering function.


Key Responsibilities – Principal Electronics Engineer:

To lead teams to deliver:

High level modelling of processing functions and simulation of different solutions.

Generation of high level architectures through to implementation.

Generation of technical proposals, bid plans and estimates.

Adherence to process and best practise.

Support to the Chief Engineer in determining product road mapping and the strategic direction for technology and capability.

Mentoring of junior engineering staff and growth of the technical capability of the team

Process and business improvements.


Pre-Requisites – Principal Electronics Engineer:

Demonstrable competence across most of following areas are required:

Project team leadership.

Development lifecycle management for both research and customer driven products.

Digital Hardware Design, including the use of JTAG for verification and test.

DSP Software Design.

Proven experience with main FPGA families (Xilinx, Altera) or the main DSP families (Analog Devices, TI, Freescale) Embedded programming experience (firmware and software).

Able to present new ideas to both customers and internal teams.

Able to conduct low level, speculative research or follow structured development processes as required.


Qualifications – Principal Electronics Engineer:

Desired education and experience includes a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in an applicable science or electronics or engineering discipline.


Personal Qualities  

A strong role model to other engineers

Proven technical leadership

A champion for business improvement


The successful candidate will require clearance to handle Government Classified Materials.



Solid work experience in a relevant environment.


Keywords:  Electronics, Design, Development, FPGA, DSP, Xilinx, Altera, Firmware, Software, Defence, Communications, RF, Radio Communications, JTAG


Principal Electronics Engineer – Radio Communication Systems – Aerospace, Defence

Salary:  Competitive, plus flexi-time, bonus, large company benefits

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire