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Principal Firmware Engineer

  • Location:

    North East England, England

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rahman Ayoola

  • Contact email:

    Rahman.Ayoola@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    167002RAA_1567004285

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-25

  • Start date:

    5 months

Principal Firmware Engineer
Location: Basildon (CM12)
Number of Hours: 37 hrs


Job Description
In this firmware engineering role, you will be asked to support developments on novel firmware designs, and upgrades to existing designs within the Land & Naval LOB, working on either Land EW Equiptment or Vehicle Mission Systems.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of FPGA design using VHDL and working within a structured FPGA design framework. In addition to this, he or she will be responsible for devising and implementing all relevant design verification tests, and supporting documentation, and following of the firmware development process.

The successful Principal firmware engineer /Hardware Engineer should have the following skills:

* Ability to create innovative VHDL based FPGA designs and undertake advanced verification techniques using VHDL
* Working knowledge of current FPGA technologies and their associated toolsets - ideally Xilinx
* Proficient in the analysis of system level requirements and deriving detailed FPGA requirements
* Knowledge of methodical approaches across the full FPGA design lifecycle
* Skilled in de-bugging of FPGA designs
* Ability to define complex timing and area constraints for efficient FPGA place and route
* Communicating effectively with different disciplines both verbally and in written form
* Comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team, liaising with Systems, Hardware and Software engineers from requirements definition through to product release
* Communicating effectively with different disciplines both verbally and in written form


ADVANTAGEOUS

* Proven ability to peer review FPGA designs
* Proven expereince with Xilinx Vivado
* Proven experience with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision is an advantage.
* Proven experience of implementing processor cores in FPGAs
* Proven knowledge of the hardware side of designing FPGA boards
* Proven understanding of writing software (eg in C) to aid testing and integration
* Proven knowledge of common video standards and transport methods or Electronic Warfare techniques


NOTE WORTHY
- Occasional travel within the UK and abroad

ADDITIONAL
WE SEEK A PRINCIPAL HARDWARE ENGINEER WHO HAS WORKED IN A MILITARY / DEFENCE ENVIRONMENT / INDUSTRY WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS OR WHO IS CAPABLE OF OBTAINING SECURITY CLEARANCE (SC LEVEL MINIMUM)


Principal Firmware Engineer
Location: Basildon (CM12)
Number of Hours: 37 hrs