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PCB Layout Engineer

We are building a new team able to deliver and participate in complex system designs of embedded medical devices used in the operating rooms globally. We are looking for talented, competent and motivated teammates across various levels of seniority who will partner together across the competence domains in order to deliver high-quality medical devices enhancing and saving people’s lives.

The products team will work on complex embedded medical devices developed in alignment with the required medical standards. The scale of the technologies we are dealing with is very wide. From application software hosted on Real-Time Operating Systems down to the hardware abstraction software, firmware and hardware as well. We are building a new team and it means an opportunity for various seniority levels.

If you are an experienced designer or knowledgeable and enthusiastic person at the beginning of your career, keen on growing competences, you may be the right candidate for us!

The successful candidate will become a member of our Novanta R&D center in Brno which is providing a wide range of R&D services for various business units in Novanta. Brno designs full systems end to end from requirements definition up to production handover and lifecycle maintenance as well as platform component of bigger system and related critical competences expertise for global product development teams like WOM. By joining us the candidate will get a great opportunity for the future growth in many different career areas for many different products (critical medical electronic devices, industrial lasers, Computer Vision, AI, …) as the new job opportunities will be rising.

Main Responsibility

  • Works with Hardware Engineers, PCB Designers and Fabricators on development and sustainability of actual products.
  • Supports design team during all phases of hardware development including schematic entry, manually generated constraints, requirements of the constraints and board layout.
  • Creates part footprint and maintains part library.
  • Takes responsibility for PCB outline and layer setup; component placement and signal routing.
  • Addresses design for manufacturing and design for serviceability aspects.
  • Interfaces with board fabrication vendor to select and use correct impedance rules, DFM and DFT rulesets.
  • Assesses and addresses high-speed board layout needs.
  • Assesses and addresses high-density board layout needs.
  • Works with Mechanical Engineer on the mechanical design aspects like (temperature distribution, EMC/EMI,….).
  • Keeps up with, and develops comprehensive knowledge of, industry standards and technologies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of Computer-aided Design (CAD) or Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design experience.
  • Fluent verbal English communication and proper written technical English are a must.

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