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Senior FPGA Engineer

Senior FPGA Engineer

Job Title: Senior FPGA Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport
Industry:
Salary: £45 per hour
Start Date: 2021-03-10
Reference: FPGA
Contact Name: Adam Stockley
Contact Email: astockley@kdcresource.com
Job Published: March 10, 2021 15:51

Job Description

Senior FPGA Engineer, Newport
 
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:
    • Altera
    • Microsemi
    • Xilinx
  • 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
 
This role requires current SC Clearance.
As a successful candidate you will be expected to work a 37 hour week on a day rate or £400/day LTD company.
If you are interested in the role, please apply or contact myself on 01202 596374.

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