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Senior FPGA Engineer

  • Location: Newport
  • Salary: £500 - 650 per day
  • Job Type:Contract


4 day week on site in Newport

The Senior FPGA Engineer is responsible for demonstrating that the developed product meets all specified product and customer requirements through;

  • Analysing requirements, specifying and documenting the FPGA solution and work breakdown.
  • Preparing FPGA architectural and detailed designs and documentation
  • FPGA design generation and implementation
  • FPGA design verification
  • Integration of FPGAs onto the target platform
  • Providing FPGA technical support
  • Controlling and reviewing work of the members of their team (where a team exists)
  • Supporting the company FPGA development process and procedure updates
  • All FPGAs are designed, developed, integrated and tested in accordance with Clients Defence and Space standards all supporting documents are produced in accordance with Clients Defence and Space standards.
  • Appropriate processes and methodologies are used to design and deliver allocated FPGA development work packages meeting cost, time and quality targets, agreed with their development team leader.
  • Technical design decisions are made within the context of known practices, established precedents, and acquired technical expertise.  The cost/benefits of design possibilities are understood, and that judgement calls can be made based on the
  • The provision of technical guidance to fellow team members in at least one major tool or technique used by Client
  • Success of both internal and external design reviews and project reviews throughout the development life cycle.
  • The support of the design and development of critical components where decisions may have a significant impact on project timescales.
  • Customer liaison, by representing Clients Defence and Space on project related technical matters at Stakeholder meetings.
  • Design and Development by taking a technical role as a Prime on a critical component where necessary.
  • Technical interface to Customers
  • Effective collaboration with other engineering disciplines to agree specifications and to carry out integration and test
  • Analytical – To identify and isolate errors in the FPGA or integrated target platform, their likely causes and solutions.

Essential Skills / Proven Ability

  • Proven ability in FPGA design & implementation for communications equipment or equivalent.
  • Have excellent FPGA development process knowledge.
  • A seasoned engineer, fully versed in design methodologies for their field able to work on their own but providing regular reporting.
  • Must have recent design experience of devices from the following suppliers: Altera

Microsemi, Xilinx.

  • Must be proficient in the use of VHDL
  • Must be proficient in the use of at least one simulation tool
  • Must be proficient in the use of at least one FPGA synthesis tool
  • Must have a good understanding of requirements capture, and of work package definition and estimation


  • Altera Quartus II
  • Mentor ModelSim
  • MicroSemi Libero IDE
  • Microsemi Libero SoC
  • Xilinx Vivado