Principal GNSS Architect
Cambridge or Bristol
FocalPoint Positioning is an exciting start-up, backed by some of the biggest names in the tech industry and we are on a journey to revolutionise the positioning, navigation, and timing of smartphones and vehicles. We have created technologies that have rewritten the textbooks on how GPS works and are looking for talented scientists and engineers to join our team to help bring our products to the world.
Location: Offices in Cambridge/Bristol (remote/office-based)
Hours of work: 40 hours per week
Type: Permanent - Full-time
Job Reference: FPP/GNSS3
Providing Next Generation Positioning Solutions
We believe that GNSS is one of the marvels of the modern world and here at FocalPoint, we are on a journey to revolutionise positioning and navigation for smartphones, wearables and vehicles.
Over a trillion dollars of the US economy and over 800 billion euros of the European economy currently depends on this incredible positioning and timing system. However, the sensitivity and accuracy of current receivers fail the levels of performance 21st century businesses and individuals demand.
Backed by some of the largest names in the global tech industry, our technologies transform the capability of all GNSS systems worldwide.
We are looking for a Principal GNSS Architect who is passionate about technology and excited about the goals of our company. You will join our GNSS team and help lead the development of our proprietary S-GNSS technology, while working closely with our software engineers to develop products for our customers. The role offers significant scope for professional development spanning the research, product and software engineering disciplines and mentorship of staff.
- Lead the GNSS architectural design of our products
- Contribute to our S-GNSS technology and product roadmaps
- Provide technical leadership to our product development teams
- Direct and assist in the prototyping and testing of our S-GNSS technology
- Oversee the enhancement of our Matlab-based software-defined GNSS receiver
- Provide technical mentorship to engineers within the company
- You may be required on occasion to use a variety of programming tools and languages as appropriate: e.g. C++, Python, Matlab
- Proven academic or industrial experience (e.g. leading the development of GNSS algorithms, receiver design)
- In-depth knowledge of GNSS measurement engine signal processing
- Strong programming experience in Matlab or C++
- In-depth knowledge of the full GNSS signal-processing chain
- Expertise in Kalman filters and other probabilistic estimation techniques
- Knowledge of multi-sensor fusion techniques, including tight and deep coupling for GNSS-INS
- Strong programming experience in Matlab and C++
- Experience with low-level embedded software development and testing (DSP).
- Experience in RTK and/or PPP and/or multi-constellation positioning
- Experience with multipath mitigation methods
Your Development and Perks
Your development is equally important as our business growth and we offer opportunities including appraisals, career development plans, training courses, feedback sessions through 1-2-1 meetings, knowledge-sharing and cross-training.
Our generous benefits package includes the following:
- 5% matched contribution pension scheme
- Flexible working (office and remote working to suit your needs)
- 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
- Extra annual leave between Christmas - New Year’s
- BUPA private healthcare
- Access to CharlieHR PerksAtWork
- Company Options Scheme
- £2000 Recommend a friend scheme
- Office-based Friday lunches on us
- Office-based fruit deliveries and unlimited amounts of caffeine
*Company Options are not offered as part of the package. You may be offered them throughout your employment.
Are You Ready to Change the World?
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our successes are achievements driven by our employees.
And that is why our culture is about investing, cultivating and growing our people. We thrive on being trailblazers in the industry and in being honest and the best at everything we do, we will always lead the way in the industry.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is what we continue to build upon. We aim to attract diverse talent from around the world, ensure fairness and equality is at the top of our agenda and sustain an inclusive culture where everyone can grow and succeed.
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