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Firmware Engineer in Edinburgh




£55.00 - £65 per hour



Firmware Engineer
12 Month Contract
£65ph OUTSIDE IR35

*** Due to the nature of the role and the industry you will be working in, you must be able to achieve UK SC Clearance ***

We are looking for a Firmware Engineer at Senior or Principal Level to join our team in Edinburgh. You will be working with one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence, and Security.
You will work with the Electronics Function as a Senior/Principal Firmware (FPGA) Engineer to help create and develop firmware for leading-edge airborne applications. You'll be responsible for the design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL, for verifying designs using either VHDL or SystemVerilog and working to a structured firmware design process.

You'll be involved in -
* Creating innovative VHDL based FPGA designs
* Advanced verification techniques using either VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM
* Current FPGA technologies from either Xilinx, Altera or Microsemi and their tools
* Model Driven Engineering tools including MATLAB and Simulink
* High Speed Interface Design & Integration, including PCIe, DDR3, Ethernet
* Analysing system level documents and deriving detailed Firmware requirements
* Adopting a methodical approach to the full firmware design lifecycle, ideally working to a structured firmware process such as RTCA DO-254 or similar
* Specifying complex timing and area constraints for efficient FPGA place and route
* De-bugging firmware designs and supporting system related verification and integration
* Effective and flexible communication

Must have Knowledge Required
* Considerable experience designing Firmware architecture using FPGA technologies and tools from either Xilinx, Intel (Altera) or Microsemi (Actel).
* Experience of fast interfaces such as PCIe, Ethernet, JESDC is also required. Able to use advanced verification techniques such as VHDL or System Verilog / UVM.
* Familiarity with Model Based Engineering using Matlab and Simulink tools is also an advantage Analysis of system level requirements to derive detailed Firmware requirements.
* A methodical approach to the full firmware design lifecycle, working to a structured firmware process such as RTCA DO-254 or similar.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 122842_1709028879
Date posted 27 February 2024

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