Based: SSL, Begbroke Oxford

Department: Hardware Design Team Leader

Conditions: Full time, salaried

Solid State Logic is a ground-breaking professional audio manufacturer. We have evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video, and broadcast professionals. We invent, design, and manufacture technology for the creative manipulation of sound.

This is an excellent opportunity for a PCB Designer to join SSL’s prestigious Hardware Design team. 


  • Perform all PCB layout design activities including schematic review, part library creation, component placement, routing, and Gerber generation
  • Create, modify, and maintain part libraries based on component datasheets and drawings
  • Create PCB design package including Gerber, fabrication drawings, assembly drawings and other design files for PCB fabrication and PCB assembly
  • The setup and maintenance of Design Rule Checks (DRC)
  • Work with the Hardware Engineers to ensure PCB layouts meet design requirements
  • Provide quick turn placement and route analysis for design feasibility studies
  • Work with PCB fabricators to resolve DFM or any other manufacturing related issues
  • Liaise with the mechanical CAD team to ensure PCB compatibility with enclosures and fixings

Key Qualifications and Experiences

  • Experience with both analogue and digital PCB design
  • High speed, high density and high layer count PCB design and layout experience
  • Experience with EMI/EMC requirement for PCB design
  • PCB layout experience for impedance control
  • Knowledge of Cadence PCB design tools
  • Competent in reading schematics and using schematics as layout reference.
  • Experience with placement techniques for controlled impedance stacks, signal integrity, multilayer design, and power plane sizing
  • Familiar with developing rules from external requirement into Allegro design rules and constraint files
  • Familiar with PCB fabrication assembly processes

Person specification

  • Highly focused, self-motivated with an interest in extending their knowledge and skills
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to see assignments through to completion with minimal direction.

Application Instructions:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Your covering letter should highlight the extent to which your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying. Please also state your current salary and availability. To apply for this position you must already have the right to work in the UK.

General Data Protection Regulations Notification:

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