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about 1 year ago
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
FPGA Design Engineer

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Role Title and Location: FPGA Design Engineer- Stevenage

Job Ref No: P7472

Directorate: Operations

Reports To: Team Leader

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

The Opportunity

FPGA’s are one of the most crucial elements in many of our subsystems and our FPGA designers undertake the whole of the development process from negotiation of requirements and initial design architecture, through to the formal validation and verification of the design. Many designs have demanding safety requirements so our engineers must be able to rigorously verify their designs and demonstrate this to the Safety Officers. This work is extremely demanding but incredibly rewarding.

The Role

FPGA’s are a critical element of our designs and are often complex and testing. Our designers, utilising the latest technologies form Xilinx, Actel etc. are not just coders; they have the skills and capabilities to implement complex low level Image processing algorithms for Seekers to Actuator control functions and all shades in between. Our designs often incorporate devices with processing cores and our designers have to establish close links with the Systems and Software design functions to get the most from these devices

What’s in it for you?

The range of demanding requirements, the use of the latest technologies and the expectations to deliver to demanding timescales provides a demanding environment for engineers who want to show they have a high performance attitude and the desire to reach the highest capability in this demanding field.

The scope to tackle technically demanding projects, develop new capabilities in all aspects, including leadership is an opportunity that should not be missed by any aspiring engineer. Opportunities to progress to higher grades, including our formal Technical Expert grades provide further motivation for those particularly motivated by the technology route.

Technology in this area is advancing rapidly. To ensure we maintain our capability we join with our FPGA colleagues in France in preparing the next generation re-usable designs via demanding research programmes.

What’s great about the team?

The FPGA team is a functional team which is mostly collocated together, maximising the exchange of knowledge and ideas. The team is always stretching the boundaries of the technology in response to ever growing demands for higher capability within our systems.

This team has to be agile to react to project demands such as specific features needed for trials. Only the most dedicated and adaptable engineers can meet these challenges.

This team has expanded rapidly over the past couple of years in response to a growing workload which continues to grow.

What are we looking for?

* Ideally degree qualified or equivalent.

* A thorough understanding of and completion of a reasonable number of complex FPGA designs based around Xilinx, Intel and Microsemi.

* Proven capability in verification of such devices.

* Experience with SytemVerilog would be an advantage.

* Knowledge of the trends in FPGA technologies.

* Competent use of various CAE Design tools (Xilinx ISE, Vivado, Libero, Quartus).

* Inherent drive to gain and spread knowledge throughout the team and for the benefit of the team.

* Ability to communicate and influence appropriately through presentations, verbally and via written reports.

* Strong personal abilities with a focus on and desire to achieve the delivery of tasks to schedule.

What would you get?

Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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