Senior software engineer

CSA Catapult
Newport, Wales
Up to £50,000 salary (FTE)
16 Dec 2021
14 Feb 2022

Title: Senior Software Engineer
Reports to: Head of Design Methodology
Based at: Newport, hybrid working model
Contract Type: Permanent – Full time​

Job purpose:

Here at Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult we are focused on bringing compound semiconductor applications to life in three key areas: the road to Net Zero, future telecoms and intelligent sensing.

We are a Not for Profit organisation based in South Wales.  We focus on three technology areas: Power Electronics, RF & Microwave and Photonics and have an Advanced Packaging team for these high-power innovations.

As part of the Design Studio team, the purpose of this role is to develop the next generation CAD flow, tools & methodologies to support our electrical, electronic, photonic and packaging engineering teams to deliver ground-breaking innovative prototype designs. 

CSA Catapult is committed to supporting and upholding diversity, equality, and inclusion in everything we do. A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is an essential part of all roles.​

Key responsibilities

By collaborating with our Engineering Team, you will lead the realisation and successful adoption of our methodologies and software tools on a common design platform to innovate faster.

  • Specify.  Future requirements from engineering, Customers, and industry best practice.
  • Design.  (a) Integrated software platform through collaborating with software vendors, library providers.  (b) Internal software products.
  • Develop.  Code, test and configure our own software products and platforms.
  • Develop.  Work as one team with IT to define and maintain the design environment
  • Deploy.  Release and train engineering for effective productivity, e.g., internal & external.
  • Support.  Fast resolution for issues raised by engineering teams.
  • Quality.  Productivity metrics and compliance with our Quality Management System.​


Degree level qualification or equivalent technical experience within relevant industry​


  • Exemplify the Catapult behaviours of collaboration, innovation, and trust
  • Demonstrate the Catapult values of being supportive, inclusive, and challenging


  • Up to £50,000 salary (FTE). We don’t need to know what your current salary is.
  • Staff bonus scheme.
  • 37.5 hour full time working week but can consider part time or job share suggestions.
  • Development – as you grow in the role we will support you throughout that journey.
  • Payment for a professional membership each year.
  • Flexible working – we operate core hours of 10-4. The balance of your hours can be worked around what works for you.
  • Generous pension scheme – e.g. you put in 5% and well put in 10%.
  • 28 days leave plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Holiday carryover.
  • PMI.
  • Life Assurance
  • A happy, healthy working environment and great group of people to work with.

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