Hardware Engineer


XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading company partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income, and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

At XTX Markets technology is our business and we are a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one where everyone is valued. We strive for excellence in everything we do.


XTX is looking to expand its in-house hardware program to include the design and manufacture of custom PCBs for a variety of trading projects. We are looking for an experienced candidate to work with our technology teams, including our silicon team, to understand the board and system requirements and take designs all the way from schematic capture and component selection through PCB layout to management of prototype production. This role will be based in our Bristol office.


  • Schematic capture of board designs including power supply design.
  • Design and layout of PCBs including high-speed SerDes links.
  • Liaising with PCB manufacturers and component suppliers.
  • Optimising designs for manufacturability, cost and performance.
  • Assist with silicon and board bringup activities.


  • Approximately 10+ years’ experience of schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer, Kicad or other industry standard tools.
  • Good understanding of PCB signal integrity, materials and stack up options, trace matching and impedance control.
  • Ability to design complex multi-phase power supplies.
  • You should be comfortable working autonomously, owning significant projects from ideation to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and willingness to expand your skill set.
  • Experience of selecting and procuring lab/test equipment is desirable but not essential.
  • Hand and reflow soldering skills are desirable but not essential.