Firmware Engineer

Gloucestershire, England • £30,000 - £65,000 • Permanent • Systems Engineering

We are looking for experienced Firmware Engineers to join our offices in either Gloucester or Greenford. This business is looking to grow its innovative Communication & Integrated Systems team, producing market-leading secure communication systems, intelligence gathering and situational awareness technology for the world’s most challenging environments, from Mt Everest to the Sahara Desert.  

As a Firmware Engineer you will join a multidisciplinary team responsible for technical aspects of large and complex design tasks. The team size will range from small teams of 2-3 Firmware Engineers to teams of up to 10.  

Key Responsibilities

 - Carry out firmware design and development in VHDL, targeting the FPGA elements of complex real-time embedded systems.
 - Develop appropriate firmware architectural solutions to efficiently meet the requirements of complex communication systems.
 - Author high quality firmware requirements based on user needs and system artefacts to enable effective development and testing.
 - Work within multidisciplinary teams during integration to de-bug and test Firmware on hardware platforms
 - Produce high quality design, development and implementation documentation including specifications, reports and proposals to support objective of the business.
 - Follow development processes, while being able to appropriately question and suggest change in support of continuous improvement.
 - Perform duties according to the security manual to ensure that information is handles in line with government guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

 - Fully proficient in the full lifecycle of Firmware development using VHDL.
 - Applies and adapts a variety of engineering methods and techniques as necessary when creating solutions
 - Experience using FPGA toolchains, ideally targeting Xilinx parts.
 - Proficient in the use of industry standard communications protocols associated with communication interfaces (UARTs, USARTs, SPI, I2C, TCP/IP, UDP)
 - Must be Eligible for UK Security Clearance

Desirable

 - Experience in Digital Electronics and Digital Logic Design
 - Experience in developing military equipment
 - Experience in developing UK High Grade Cryptographic products.

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