Contract Firmware Engineer - Outside IR35

Ref No. EMP458785
Location Hampshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 months)
Job Status Closed
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Matchech are exclusivley working with our client to recruit a Consultant Firmware Engineer experience in FPGA design using VHDL. Ideally you will have expeirence with PolarFire, SmartFusion2 or Igloo microchip. This role is outside of IR35


FPGA/VHDL, ModelSim, PolarFire, SmartFusion2 or Igloo microchips

The Job

Contract Firmware Engineer - Outside IR35

4 months


Please call to discuss the rate

Job Responsibilities

An experienced FPGA Design Engineer who can operate as a key player in the design, development and test of bespoke digital design solutions targeting programmable logic devices for defence based projects.

The role is responsible for:

  • Analysing requirements
  • Creation and documentation of high/low level architecture designs
  • Implementation and verification of programmable logic solutions
  • Integration and test of programmable logic solutions in prototype hardware

Key Skills / Knowledge and Attributes

  • Full development life-cycle experience.
  • Ability to estimate development effort required to produce programmable logic solutions.
  • Sound understanding of programmable logic engineering and quality processes.
  • Strong VHDL experience in programmable logic design and simulation using Modelsim or Questasim.
  • Good working knowledge of using Libero for design synthesis.
  • Experience in developing HDL solutions for Microchip PolarFire, Igloo or SmartFusion2 devices (PolarFire would be an advantage).
  • Experience in performing integration test activities of programmable logic solutions in hardware platforms.
  • Experience in using configuration management systems (SVN would be an advantage).
  • Excellent communication skills - both written, verbal and with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Effective collaboration and positive behaviour.
  • Effective and flexible team player whilst having the ability to work independently.
  • Highly organised, self-motivated, able to multi-task and work to deadlines.
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers.

Desirable Skills / Knowledge and Attributes

  • Experience in using RISC-V embedded processor.
  • Design for security.
  • Experience in developing encryption products.
  • Experience in using Verilog/System Verilog.
  • Requirements analysis, capture and management in DOORs.
  • Experience working with PCIe NVME.


  • Degree 2:1 (Hons) or higher in Electronic Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Must hold a UK passport and already hold security clearance to work on UK Government projects

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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