Firmware Engineer

LA International
£38000 - £42000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
13 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Role: Firmware Engineer (Senior) Location: Tewkesbury Type: Perm Pay: £38,000-£42,000 plus excellent benefits and progression The successful 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. The role requires the post holder to take responsibility for the line management of up to 3 Engineers, providing mentoring and support for personal development. Working closely with discipline Team Lead and Principal Engineers to contribute to business improvements in division products, technology and processes. Ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with TRL procedures Main Duties of this Position Work alongside Principal & Senior Engineers to capture and analyse complex system requirements to provide robust and reliable technical solutions. 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. 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. Provide project schedule estimates and technical risk identification Provide progress and technical updates to the project manager Prepare material for, and contribute to design reviews Interview prospective employees Work consistently towards vocational targets as planned via the Personal Development Review (PDR) scheme. Conduct themselves as a role model for other departmental Engineers. Work with more junior Engineers in a mentoring role. Qualifications In order to be successful within this role and reap the benefits that come with it is essential that the right candidate is/has: Excellent design standards and strong debug skills The ability to read and understand specifications and protocols 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 At least 4 years' 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. Experienced in achieving timing closure on FPGA An appreciation of other engineering disciplines Experience of a communications related environment and/or IP networks and communications protocols an advantage. Experience of designing for security 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. Experience of developing on large Altera and/or Xilinx FPGAs and/or ARM System On Chip Working knowledge of the following engineering tools; Synplify, QuestaSim, Quartus II, Xilinx ISE/EDK/Vivado Scripting; tcl/tk, perl Interested? Apply now with your CV and a covering letter Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015. This job was originally posted as

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