Firmware Engineer

35.00 - 45.00 GBP Hourly
09 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Firmware Engineer required for one of the world's leading and most successful engineering/defence companies, based in Gloucester. My client is looking for a Firmware Engineer who has VHDL experience, as well as FPGA design and implementation experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Firmware Engineer to work for a globally recognised company, working on a number of exciting and innovative projects.

A Firmware Engineer will join a rapidly growing and innovative company, who are a specialist businesses designing, manufacturing and supporting electromechanical systems, sub-systems, products and components for the defence, security and aerospace industries.

The Firmware Engineer will complete the FPGA design and implementation of complex functions and algorithms for use in secure communication products. Responsible for the complex design, development and implementation in line with project schedule/budgets.

Applicants must be eligible for SC level Security Clearance.

Required skills for the Firmware Engineer position:

*Experience of VHDL.
*Proficient in full life cycle Firmware development, including use of Firmware Configuration Management tools in general and Subversion in particular.
*Project management/bug-tracking tools in general and Redmine in particular.
*Proficient in the use of industry standard communications protocols associated with communication interfaces (UARTs, USARTs, SPI, I2C, TCP/IP, UDP)
*Experience in FPGA design ideally using Xilinx and MicroSemi (Actel) FPGAs.
*Proven experience with Engineering design methodologies. For example, the 'V' Model - Requirements, architecture, detailed design, Implementation, Integration, Test, Validation & Verification.
*Knowledge of signal integrity and bit error rate issues within digital systems.
*Mixed digital/analogue design experience.
*Able to provide test coverage analysis in Firmware Design Documentation.
*Ability to use test and measurement equipment, for example, Oscilloscopes, logic analysers and Spectrum analysers.
*Good knowledge of FPGA EDA tools and tool flow. For example, experience with: MentorGraphics and ModelSim.
*Xilinx ISE, XST and Vivado.
*Experience in FPGA constraints generation, timing analysis and timing closure.
*Use of JTAG and boundary scan.

Qualifications needed:

*Degree in Physics, Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent industrial experience.

Applicants for this Firmware Engineer position must be eligible for SC level Security Clearance.

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