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fortice are working closely with a large Defence company looking to build out their PCB Design engineering team.  Popular among individuals looking for a greater exposure to varied prestigious end clients whilst delivering complex digital projects aligned to the UK’s Defence and National Security capability.

You’ll be designing complex multi-layer (4 – 20 layers) Printed Circuit Boards to be used in commercial, security, aerospace and space sectors, within the Cyber Business Unit, delivering multiple concurrent research, development and production programmes. You’ll be designing PCB layouts for analogue, RF, digital, power, high-speed and highly reliable circuits in accordance with DO-254 if required, and considering security, EMC and TEMPEST implications and rules. With input from Production Test, you’ll have to incorporate test points in the layout to make the PCB testable without comprising the performance required by hardware engineers.

With offices in Greenford, Maidenhead and Gloucester, you will have the opportunity to work in their brand new state of the art facility in Maidenhead in a flexible hybrid manner

Tech Stack:

Skills in the following areas are highly desirable:

Complex multi-layer PCBs | PCB Design | DFT | DFM | Gerber File | ODB++ | Altium | PADs | RF

You will be working on an interesting range of projects that deliver into National Security and Defence customers and as such, you will need to either hold or be eligible for a high level of UK Security Vetting.


As well as the opportunity to work in the new state of the art facility, with a market leading salary, you will also receive 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and flexi holiday scheme to buy or sell 5 days per year), performance related personal bonus, 5% employer pension contribution, half day Fridays, a subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme.

You will also be able to work from home 2 days a week, where appropriate.


On applying, you can expect a two-stage process which is typically completed in two to three weeks.  You will first have a virtual meeting with one of the hiring managers which lasts about an hour.  This will be a refreshingly open discussion around the company and their journey so far as well as a chance to speak more openly about you and what you enjoy doing.

Following this, you’ll have the opportunity to go to the office and meet the team to give you a real insight into daily life in this role.

Equality and Inclusion:

Fortice are committed to creating diverse and inclusive teams. Studies show that certain members of society, such as women, people of colour and individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community are less likely to apply to a role if they do not feel they fit 100% of the criteria.

Fortice strongly encourage people of all identities and communities to apply to the roles we advertise, it may well be that you could be more suited to a different opportunity.

Regardless of background, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation, fortice exist to enable good people, to do better work with greater outcomes.

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