Date posted: 17 Sep 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Principal Signal Processing and Algorithm Engineer to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add a Principal Signal Processing and Algorithm Engineer  to our elite workforce.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. At Chelton we acknowledge the value of flexible working. Please talk to us at interview regarding the flexibility you need

The Principal Signal Processing and Algorithm Engineer will help drive the introduction of new products and assist in developing a range of novel processing techniques in support of anti-jamming, direction finding, beam-forming and electronic warfare applications. The role will involve a range of research, data analysis and market-driven product development activities.


As a Principal Signal Processing and Algorithm Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Desired education and experience includes a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an applicable mathematical, science or engineering discipline.
  • Coding capability in MATLAB or similar modelling environments.
  • System modelling and analysis with emphasis on mathematical algorithm development.
  • Digital architecture design of complex DSP algorithms.
  • Use of Simulink or similar modelling tools.
  • Able to present ideas to both customers and internal teams.
  • Able to conduct low-level, speculative research or follow structured development processes as required.

Desirable competencies:

  • Understanding of adaptive processing techniques and antenna arrays.
  • Experience with embedded programming on generic as well as DSP processors.
  • Familiarity with software development languages such as C, C++ and Python.


As a Principal Signal Processing and Algorithm Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Development of novel algorithms.
  • Development of high-level architectures of DSP algorithms for implementation in firmware and software.
  • Modelling signal data flow through a system’s embedded processing algorithms.
  • Analysis of signal data, test results and simulation results.
  • Generate product technical proposals.
  • Support bid and project planning.
  • Documentation to the appropriate level in accordance with internal processes.


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum