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Senior Firmware Engineer

  • Location

    Derby

  • Sector:

    Aerospace, Defence

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Tom Duckett

  • Contact email:

    tom.duckett@jonlee.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446163

  • Job ref:

    55905

Senior Firmware Engineer

Competitive Salary

Edinburgh or Derby (After initial period in Edinburgh)

 

*** IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION - Due to the UK MOD Nature of our client's work UK CITIZENS only will be considered for this role ***

Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial period in Edinburgh for Knowledge Transfer and induction, after this period you will be able to work in Derby or Edinburgh.

 Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Principal level Firmware Engineer to support the growth of this team.

 Role Overview:

The Senior / Principal 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:

Essential

  • At least 5 years' experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog
  • Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision
  • Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools
  • Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements
  • De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware and system level
  • A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software
  • Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation
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Desirable

  • Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B
  • Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools
  • Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry
  • Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs
  • Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM

 

Qualifications

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

 

If you are interested in this career opportunity and would like to know more please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

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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