Contract Firmware Engineer

07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Contractor Firmware Engineer

Contract End Date: 31st December 2017

Job Description and Skills

The Electronics Function in Edinburgh requires a Contract Firmware (FPGA) Engineer to design and develop firmware for airborne applications. Candidates are expected to have a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, ideally specialising in FPGA / Digital techniques.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and working to a structured firmware design process.


Candidates are expected to have experience of:

* VHDL based FPGA design & verification techniques
* Current FPGA technologies from either Xilinx or Altera
* Adopting a methodical approach to firmware design, ideally working to a structured firmware process such as RTCA DO-254 or similar
* Specifying complex timing and area constraints for efficient FPGA place and route
* De-bugging and testing firmware designs and supporting module and system related test verification and integration project phases

Familiarity with Mentor Graphics FPGA Development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision are an advantage.

Candidate will need to be able to gain UK security clearance (possible to start on BPSS clearance)

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application