Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace, Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Tim Parkes

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446145

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Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby

£Competetive Salary and Benefits


*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All candidates MUST British Citizens at the point of application - This is due to the senstitive nature of the client's work for the UK MOD ***

Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial temperary phase for training and knowledge transfer.


Multiple positions open

Our Client is an industry-leading engineering consultancy supporting Aerospace, Rail, Defence and Automotive clients in product development.


Role Overview:

The firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog.

Job Responsibilities:

The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems.

  • Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs
  • Documenting and recording deliverables
  • Verifying firmware designs
  • Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control
  • Providing progress reports

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:


  • A minimum of 1 year experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog
  • Familiarity with  one of the following: Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools
  • Familiarity with firmware version control and revision control software
  • Ability to manage own tasks and technical activities under supervision of Senior / Principal firmware engineer
  • Good communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills
  • Analyse firmware requirements and develop HDL code to satisfy the requirements
  • Debugging of firmware designs and supporting integration and test at hardware level
  • Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation


  • Familiarity with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision
  • Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools
  • Relevant experience in the Aerospace/Defence industry or on other complex / high-reliability systems


  • 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject
  • UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance
  • Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage

The role is likely to be based out of Edinburgh for a year with a move back to Derby where the delivery centre would be based out of in 2021 and beyond.


If you are a British Citizen and would like to inquire about this role, please email or APPLY NOW, for further information!



Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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