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FPGA Engineer

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  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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A vacancy for an FPGA Engineer has arisen with our client in Farnborough. The successful applicant will join an Unmanned air systems (UAS) Engineering Team.


  • Working with the lead Avionics Engineer you will be responsible for:
    • Upgrading existing FPGA designs
    • Requirements specification for Avionics subsystems
    • Full-lifecycle analogue and digital circuit design, for harsh thermal and radiation environments
    • Electronic component selection in accordance with requirements
    • Qualification and traceability against requirements
    • Unit testing of Avionics system


The candidate will be taking current designs and upgrading them. The successful candidate's skills will include the following:

  • Full-lifecycle analogue and digital circuit design, for harsh thermal and radiation environments
  • Use of Microsemi FPGA design tools and FPGA based Signal processing including complex modulation/demodulation
  • Electronic component selection in accordance with requirements.
  • Proven ability/understanding of UAS or Space system quality standards (ECSS, DO-214, or similar).
  • Proven ability of electronic and RF test equipment, setup and use.
  • Knowledge of communication theory and methods.
  • Capability in some (or all of the following) is desirable
    • Multi-layer mixed signal PCB layout using CAE. (ALTIUM and ORCAD preferred)
    • PCB manufacture and test methodology.
    • Environmental testing for High Altitude/Space.
    • Embedded software development (8051 or similar)
    • Requirements capture and management
  • Ability to deliver to defined timescales, requirements and budgets.
  • Capability to take a unit design from requirements through detailed design and system trade-offs to prototyping and batch production, testing and system integration.
  • ESA ECSS high reliability soldering.
  • UAS or Space system level design and documentation.