Principal GNSS Engineer

Focal Point Positioning

Principal GNSS Engineer

Focal Point Positioning

Cambridge or Bristol, United Kingdom

Location: Cambridge or Bristol (In-Hub or Hybrid)
Hours of work: 40 hours per week
Length: Full-time/Permanent
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000

Our vision is simple: to improve every positioning solution.

Are You Ready to Change the World?

We are driven by a purpose to set a new standard for positioning technologies. Our advanced technology, which is an integral part of a chip or operating system, is transforming the capabilities of billions of devices used every day around the world, enhancing the efficiency and safety of everyday life.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Principal GNSS Engineer who is passionate about technology and excited about the goals of our company. You will join our GNSS team and help lead the development and delivery of our S-GNSS product. The role offers significant scope for professional development spanning the product and engineering disciplines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Join the development team and actively contribute to the software lifecycle;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Supercorrelation software and testing tools;
  • Take ownership of requirements capture, test definition and quality assurance;
  • Champion the improvement and adoption of development processes;
  • Generate clear technical results and communicate to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Contribute to team planning;
  • Provide technical mentorship to junior engineers within the company.

Your Experience


  • Relevant industrial experience (product lifecycle, requirements capture and test definition);
  • In-depth knowledge of GNSS measurement engine signal processing;
  • Strong programming or analysis in Matlab, C++, C or similar.


  • Agile development;
  • Source Control (e.g. git);
  • Continuous Integration;
  • In-depth knowledge of the full GNSS signal-processing chain;
  • Synthetic aperture processing;
  • GNSS simulators;
  • Kalman filters and other probabilistic estimation techniques;
  • Multi-sensor fusion techniques, including tight and deep coupling for GNSS-INS;
  • Low-level embedded software development and testing (DSP);
  • RTK and/or PPP and/or multi-constellation positioning;
  • Multipath mitigation methods.

Visa Sponsorship and Relocation

FocalPoint has a licence to sponsor candidates who require a visa to work in the UK under the skilled worker route.

We also offer a generous relocation package to aid your move to the UK.

Should you alternatively wish to remain in your country of residence, we may also consider this.

When applying, please specify as to whether visa relocation would be required.

Sign on bonus

FocalPoint are offering a sign on bonus of up to £7,000, paid directly upon successful completion of your probation (3 months).

Your Development and Perks

Your development is equally important as our business grows 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:

  • 8% company contribution pension scheme;
  • You choose your way of working- In-hub (3+ days p/w in office) or Hybrid (1-2 days p/w in office);
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays;
  • Office closure at the end of the year;
  • Additional annual leave based on your length of service;
  • Paid professional memberships and career development through our personalised framework);
  • Company-wide social events and team lunches on a weekly basis;
  • Company Options Scheme*;
  • Up to £5000 Recommend a Friend scheme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Vitality Health Core Package private healthcare (inclusive of mental health cover, EAP, dental, hearing and optical cover, and more).

*Company options are not offered as part of the package. You may be offered them through your employment.

Our Guiding Principle and Values

Our guiding principle, Strive for Excellence, sets the expectation of how we operate.

It helps to shape our work environment, and how we should navigate everything we do from our day to day behaviours to the way we interact across the organisation.

We value high integrity. We demonstrate this through honesty, transparency and ethical behaviours.

We value high performance. We demonstrate this through active problem solving, proactively seeking out solutions.

We value high collaboration. We demonstrate this through empowering our people and teams, creating an environment that encourages inclusivity and respect.

We are an equal opportunities employer

We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion.

We believe that diversity fosters innovation and creativity, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all.

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