Senior Firmware Engineer

Redrock Consulting Ltd
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Firmware Engineer Leading Defence company in the Cyber security space Any experience with FPGA/VDHL/Xilinx/Defence/Military MUST BE SECURITY CLEARABLE Please see below for more information The Ideal candidate will take ownership of the design, development, implementation, test, integration and delivery of sound technical solutions in a communications related cryptographic/cyber security environment. Main Duties of the Position: Take responsibility for the complete implementation and release of detailed technical items and an understanding /appreciation of system level items. Generate supporting technical documentation of a sufficient standard as to be sent to external customers. Work consistently towards vocational targets as planned via the Personal Development Review (PDR) scheme. Work with more junior Engineers in a mentoring role. Collaborate with other team members (including engineers in other disciplines) to agree system designs, interfaces and protocols etc. Devise appropriate test procedures, both informal and formal, to verify the correct operation of design solutions, and to perform bench tests for regression analysis. Essential: In order to be successful within this role and reap the benefits that come with it is essential that the right candidate is/has: Degree qualified in electronics/engineering related subject (preferably at 2.1 hons or higher) , however experience will be considered in lieu of formal academic qualifications Typically at least 4 years experience , although reviewable if my client considers the candidate to be of a sufficiently high calibre Excellent design standards and strong debug skills Proficient in writing concise documentation for requirements; design, interface and test specifications Understanding and appreciation of underlying digital hardware Experience of tool chains and version control systems Experience of the design, development and implementation of FPGA development using VHDL Experience in writing firmware to coding guidelines with knowledge of testing and documentation processes. Significant experience of developing self-checking testbenches, BFMs Experienced in achieving timing closure on FPGAs Highly Desirable: Whilst not essential, it would be preferable if the perfect candidate has: Experience of a communications related environment and/or IP networks and communications protocols an advantage. Practical experience of applying the project lifecycle System engineering, requirements capture, requirements analysis, requirements decomposition and requirements management using DOORS Excellent understanding of all firmware concepts including design for re-use and test coverage. Experience of current best practices across the firmware industry. knowledge of the following engineering tools; Synplify, QuestaSim, Quartus II, Xilinx ISE/EDK/Vivado Scripting; tcl/tk, perl Our remuneration packages are highly competitive and we offer an environment of support and collaborative working. If interested please apply or send your cv to or call on 01173171304 This job was originally posted as

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