Application Engineer (f/m/d) – Support Service

Company Profile:

Zuken is an acknowledged world leader in the provision of professional software solutions for PCB design, advanced IC packaging and electromechanical design. Used by the world’s top 30 electronics companies, Zuken’s integrated solutions deliver correct-by-design results to ensure that customers can minimize their time to market.

Role Profile:

We require an application engineer (AE) to join the Support Services Team at the Zuken Technology Centre, based at the Aztec West Business Park, north Bristol. The successful candidate will be responsible for second line technical support to Zuken offices and distributers worldwide as well as quality assurance activities for Zuken’s current (CADSTAR and CR-5000 Lightning) and next generation (CR-8000 and eCADSTAR) products.

The AE will be responsible for:

  1. The effective delivery of second line technical support for Zuken products, investigating customer issues and providing guidance on tool usage, workarounds and the management of enhancement or defect reports. Primarily using web tools, customer support activities may occasionally include direct telephone support or on-site customer visits, in the UK or internationally.
  2. Using their knowledge of the PCB design process, providing detailed, user based feedback on requirements and functional specifications, reviewing test specifications and providing evaluation feedback on new features or enhancements.
  3. Testing software in accordance with the test specification, including aspects of the management of the QC process and the vetting of user documentation and training courses.

The Products:

CR-5000 Lightning is Zuken’s solution for the design of high speed printed circuit boards. It includes a constraint driven environment for analysing electrical interconnect behaviour (such as signal and power integrity) and for the placement and routing of printed circuit boards.

CADSTAR is Zuken’s integrated desktop solution for the design of printed circuit boards including schematic entry, physical PCB layout, component library creation and maintenance.  The product range also includes signal integrity and 3D design verification options.

CR-8000 Design Force and eCADSTAR are Zuken’s next generation PCB design solutions.

Personal Attributes:

You will typically need a minimum BSc 2:2 or equivalent experience in Electrical, Electronic engineering plus 5 years’ demonstrable experience in related industry.


  • Experience of designing a printed circuit board.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels both within the Zuken organisation and with customers, including excellent written English and strong verbal skills.
  • Ability to provide accurate and professional feedback where attention to detail is essential.
  • Good knowledge of the PCB design/manufacture process combined with strong analytical skills and a logical thought process.
  • Working knowledge of Windows based OS and Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and under own initiative.
  • Enthusiastic, versatile and self-motivated.
  • The ability to fit well into a team.


  • Experience of any Zuken PCB design tools.
  • Appreciation of high speed design issues including signal integrity.
  • Good presentation skills.



  • HNC/HND Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent PCB design experience.


  • Degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
  • ISEB Foundation Certificate or higher in software testing.
  • IPC CID/CID+(Circuit Interconnect Designer) certification.


Location: Bristol, UK

Department: UK Support Service Team

Term: Permanent

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