Lead FPGA Engineer

Cirrus Selection Limited
Bedford, UK
01 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead FGPA Engineer


Base Salary:£48,000 to £58,000 + excellent benefits

Working with a global defence leader, we are currently recruiting for a Lead FPGA Engineer to work on complex programmes, where you will develop, test and support Firmware and FPGA designs through to qualification.

You will be part of a team reviewing System specifications, writing and capturing product functional requirements, producing VHDL, performing analysis, simulation and testing of the Firmware and FPGA designs.

You will be expected to take responsibility for technical decisions of a particular part of the product design, documenting design decisions throughout development and will also need to work with minimal supervision. Further, communicating with internal functions, to ensure all views are gauged and understood before, during and after delivery of the detailed design.

Lead FPGA Engineer Responsibilities
  • Take responsibility for the design, development and support of Firmware and FPGA solutions from concept to completion following a detailed development process.
  • Provide guidance and governance to the team in the integration of the deliverables, supporting as necessary assembly and installation.
  • Provide direction to the project team against specification requirements and further supporting design review activities.
  • Define processes, specifications, and procedures that support the design and manufacture of the solutions.
  • Provide direction to develop scope of work, metrics, schedules and budgets.
  • Engage in the technical detail as an integral member of the team.

Lead FPGA Engineer skills and qualifications
  • Formal qualification such as HNC/HND/BEng.
  • Experience in Firmware Product Development.
  • Experience in FPGA (or ASIC) Design and Verification.
  • Ability to derive FPGA architectures & requirements from System requirements.
  • Experience of using FPGA vendor tools (e.g. Altera/Xilinx/Actel) or third party tools (e.g. Aldec/MentorGraphics) for simulation, synthesis and implementation.
  • Excellent VHDL coding skills.
  • Ability to produce technical documentation to support all activities, from problem reports, to design reviews and final assembly/test instructions.
  • Ability to work in accordance with Firmware process and procedures.

Please Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, these positions require candidates to be able to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

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