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FPGA Engineer

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Malvern, Worcestershire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 26/01/2018
  • Job reference: J380640A

Role Activities:

Outline of duties:

  • Contribute to all stages in the specification, design, development, integration, test and certification, fielding and support of navigation and cryptographic devices, following a rigorous engineering lifecycle.
  • Specify and develop FPGA/ASIC solutions.
  • Interact with other engineers working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver products and customer solutions.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Proven experience of working in a rigorous engineering environment using configuration management and change management processes/tools.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of specification, design and implementation of complex firmware solutions in all applicable technologies.
  • Proven experience of design and implementation of high-speed of digital processing solutions and systems in FPGA including system-on-chip, embedded processors, high speed interfaces (e.g. Ethernet) etc.
  • Experience of device specification and selection.
  • Proven ability to architect, design and implement firmware solutions.
  • Proven ability to write and debug VHDL.
  • Proven ability to prepare and implement test and verification for FPGA/ASIC including defining test plans, test benches, automated testing.
  • Experience using FPGA design tools including ModelSim, Synplify, ISE (including Chipscope).
  • Experienced in CPLD and FPGA development (e.g. VHDL, Xilinx, Spartan, Virtex and Coolrunner-II) including detailed design, implementation, test, verification.
  • Proven experience of product 'bring-up' and testing. Ability to define and execute appropriate test plans.
  • Knowledge of TEMPEST and EMC, including an understanding of the EMC/TEMPEST test and certificate procedures.
  • Experience of working on high control projects
  • Good verbal and written Technical English communications skills.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Proven ability to write and debug VHDL.
  • Experienced in CPLD and FPGA development (e.g. VHDL, Xilinx, Spartan, Virtex and Coolrunner-II) including detailed design, implementation, test, verification.
  • Working knowledge of RF and radio signal performance/propagation issues.
  • Knowledge/experience and knowledge of crypto security design including crypto algorithms, anti-tamper technologies etc.
  • Experience of specifying, designing, verifying and testing ASICs (including technical management of the supply chain).
  • Ability to engineer software to support system development/testing in appropriate languages including C++, C and assembly language.
  • Experience using Mentor Graphics DxDesigner and Expedition PCB.
  • Experience of using DOORS.
  • Ability to use supporting tools such as Matlab for solution modelling and verification.
  • Experience of GNSS, Galileo security chain and/or PRS receivers.
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