Principal Firmware Engineer-FPGA-VHDL-Xilinx-Defence

3 days left

50.00 - 55.00 GBP Annual + Negotiable
27 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for a world-class defence technology company, creating cutting edge Radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon and SAAB Gripen fighter jets, as well as Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems.

They are huge investors in innovation, undertaking their own research to fuel future products. They are recruiting talented, motivated engineers to join a growing team.

Job description
In this Firmware Engineering role, you will be asked to support developments on new firmware designs and upgrades to existing firmware designs within the Land and Naval LOB, working on either Land EW equipment or Vehicle Mission Systems.

Skills, qualifications & knowledge

Ability to create innovative VHDL based FPGA designs and undertake advanced verification techniques using VHDL
Working knowledge of current FPGA technologies and their associated toolsets - ideally Xilinx
Proficient in the analysis of system level requirements and deriving detailed FPGA requirements
Knowledge of methodical approaches across the full FPGA design lifecycle
Skilled in de-bugging of FPGA designs
Ability to define complex timing and area constraints for efficient FPGA place and route
Communicating effectively with different disciplines both verbally and in written form
Comfortable working in a multi disciplinary team, liaising with Systems, Hardware and Software engineers from requirements definition through to product release
Communicating effectively with different disciplines both verbally and in written form
Able to peer review FPGA designs
Experienced with Xilinx Vivado
Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision is an advantage.
Experience of implementing processor cores in FPGAs
Knowledge of the hardware side of designing FPGA boards
Basic knowledge of writing software (eg in C) to aid testing and integration
Knowledge of common video standards and transport methods or Electronic Warfare techniques

Key responsibility areas
You will be responsible for the creation of FPGA designs using VHDL and working within a structured FPGA design framework.

You will also be responsible for devising and implementing all necessary design verification tests and supporting documentation and following of the Firmware development process.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Chris Hill at JAM Recruitment for more information, or hit Apply to make an application for this role..

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment business with regards to this position.

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