FPGA Engineer

  • Location

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary:

    £32.00 - £36.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Our client, a world leader in the manufacture of defence engineering equipment, is looking to recruit an FPGA Engineer to join their state-of-the-art facility in Bolton

Role responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting design and manufacturing issues in FPGA based hardware
  • Create, debug and maintain flying probe test packages for the SPEA test platforms
  • Strong VHDL IP Development and verification
  • Design, Develop and Implement cost-effective manufacturing test solutions for complex mixed signal electronic circuit card assemblies
  • Interfacing with the new product introduction (NPI) team, provide In-Circuit Test DfT feedback
  • Define testing requirements and test plans for new products, identifying best methods for PCBA testing
  • Assist with PCBA defect and root cause analysis
  • Experience writing test scripts
  • Technical support to Test Operators to facilitate the efficient throughput of Prime hardware during production
  • Testing of new devices such as integration and field test
  • Assessment of Test Equipment issues, directing support services to resolve equipment failures

Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)


  • HNC/HND (Electronics) Level of Qualifications or equivalent
  • Substantial level of experience in Digital and Analogue Electronics Manufacture and Test
  • FPGA design and development experience
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Any experience with the following would be highly beneficial;
    • image processing
    • waveform generation
    • partial reconfiguration for SDRs
  • In depth understanding of measurement and test principles
  • Knowledge of flying probe test platforms (SPEA) with experience in creating test packages
  • Experience with In Circuit Test (ICT) methodologies
  • Knowledge of Boundary Scan test methods

**Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance**