Senior FPGA Engineer

Senior FPGA Engineer

Job Title: Senior FPGA Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport, Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 16/03/20
Reference: 896694_1582890681
Contact Name: Andrew Little
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2020 11:51

Job Description

Our client is looking for a SC cleared FPGA Engineer to join their team on an initial 6-month contract.

The Senior FPGA Engineer is responsible to the Head of Hardware Engineering for executing allocated FPGA Work Packages within agreed cost, time and quality constraints.

Please note, this role is inside of IR35.

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

*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 them
*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.
*Report to Team Leader or Prime as appropriate
*Technical interface to Customers
*Effective collaboration with other engineering disciplines to agree specifications and to carry out integration and test
*Co-ordinate own time management with regard to project task milestones
*The focus of the job is Operational - delivery of project funded Work Packages.
*Analytical - To identify and isolate errors in the FPGA or integrated target platform, their likely causes and solutions.
*Ingenuity - To work on his/her own on a complete FPGA design from concept to delivery.

Essential Experience
Must have experience of FPGA design & implementation for communications equipment or equivalent
Must have excellent FPGA development process knowledge
Must be an experienced 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:
Desirable to have recent experience of using several of the following tools/development environments:
*Altera Quartus II
*Mentor ModelSim
*MicroSemi Libero IDE
*Microsemi Libero SoC
*Xilinx Vivado

Essential Skills
*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

Additional Information
Contract role
Duration: 6 months
Inside of IR35
SC Clearance is essential for this position

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.