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Senior FPGA Engineer

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  • Location

    Newport, Wales

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Salary:

    negotiable daily rate

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Our client is seeking a Senior FPGA Engineer to work out of their site in Newport, South Wales.

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

  • 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


  • Must have good ability of FPGA design & implementation for communications equipment or equivalent
  • Must have excellent FPGA development process knowledge
  • Must be fully versed in design methodologies for their field able to work on their own, but providing regular reporting
  • Must have recent design of devices from the following suppliers: Altera, Microsemi, Xilinx
  • Desirable to have recent knowledge of using several of the following tools/development environments: Altera Quartus II, Mentor ModelSim, MicroSemi Libero IDE, Microsemi Libero SoC, Xilinx Vivado


  • 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
  • Must be highly self-motivated, articulate, with good verbal and written communications skills
  • Must have good team working skills


Due to the sensitive nature of the products all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).