Lead Firmware Engineer - Contract

Ref No. BHN512794
Location Luton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 months)
Job Status Open


Matchtech are now recruiting for a Lead Firmware Engineer on a 6 month initial contract.


FPGA and VHDL or Verilog, or Systems Verilog or UVM and Xilinix, Altera or Actel

The Job

Lead Firmware Engineer - CONTRACT
Location: Luton
Number of Hours: 37 hrs
Job description
Would you like to work on systems for Fast Jets, Helicopters & Drones, in the Defence and Aerospace Industry?
We design complex digital FPGA based systems that form part of self-protection systems for these platforms.
You may design digital hardware in industries such as Finance, Medical, Energy and Automotive, but you have skills we are looking for.

You will use world-class tools & facilities to deliver Firmware architectures that meet challenging future customer requirements for self-protection systems
Skills, qualifications & knowledge
You will typically have an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics

We need someone with considerable experience designing Firmware architecture using FPGA technologies and tools from either Xilinx, Intel (Altera) or Microsemi (Actel). Experience of fast interfaces such as PCIe, Ethernet, JESDC is also required.

You need to be able to use advanced verification techniques such as VHDL or System Verilog / UVM; familiarity with Model Based Engineering using Matlab and Simulink tools is also an advantage

Key responsibility areas
Your analysis of system level requirements allows you to derive detailed Firmware requirements.
You then follow a methodical approach to the full firmware design lifecycle, working to a structured firmware process such as RTCA DO-254 or similar.
We need you to have the confidence and experience to steer the Firmware aspects of any design and to provide technical knowledge, mentoring and assistance to other engineers as required.
Providing budget, cost and schedule input to proposals are also part of this role.

Intrinsic job factors
Due to the nature of our work, you must have 5 years UK residency
In addition you must be capable of achieving full SC security clearance with access to UK Eyes Only and ITAR export control information.


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