PCB Layout Engineer

· Cambridge, Greater London
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Experienced

About SoftIron

At SoftIron, we are committed to building the world’s best data center appliances across Networking, Storage and Compute.  We are a diverse and globally distributed team that are on a mission to change the future of data infrastructure with task-specific hardware and open source applications. We aim to do all the hard work so that our customers can adopt the best open source has to offer in an easy to consume and resilient way. 


Our team thinks differently with experts in hardware, manufacturing, firmware, software, infrastructure and everything in between. 


As we grow we're looking to add a Senior PCB Layout Engineer to the team. You will be responsible for laying out the next generation of data center products. The ideal candidate is creative, self-motivated, and passionate about working on system level products. You should have strong engineering fundamentals, enjoy creative problem solving and have experience working with interdisciplinary teams to execute product design from concept to production.



  • PCB design knowledge of high speed serial communication interfaces such as SERDES, SATA, PCle3, PCIe4, DDR4, DDR5, Gigabit Ethernet and USB.
  • Layout of high-speed digital, power and analogue circuits.
  • Work with Mechanical Engineers to incorporate mechanical constraints.
  • Generate output manufacturing files, Gerber, drill, BOM and documentation.
  • Creating new component symbols and footprints and helping with library management.




  • Proficient with one or more modern PCB CAD tools.
  • 5+ years’ experience in layout of multi-layer PCBs.


  • Good working knowledge of Altium Designer.


We pay competitively in the market and provide an attractive benefits package including significant share options in our fast growing, mid-stage start-up.You can expect:

  • Share options
  • Health plan/supplement benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Home office set up budget (if working remotely)

This role is based in the US or UK. Time travel (aka time zone optimization) is one of our superpowers and we use this to our best advantage in setting up teams and how we work. To complement our existing team, this role is based in the US or UK, however specifically where is up to you! We operate broadly across those regions and you can choose to work in either region in an office or remotely - or both.

Recruitment agencies
We work with like-minded companies across all of our business. We’re not into vendor lock-in of any type, we don’t do the hard sell and we treat time and attention as valuable resources. 
Recruitment agents, please don’t send us unsolicited resumes or CVs unless we’ve asked you to work with us on the role - it just shows us you’re not our type.

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Greater London
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience