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Firmware Engineer


Glasgow, United Kingdom

Become a key part of a team with a proven track record for delivering firmware for a wide range of land, sea and air based defence related products. Typical firmware services provided:
Architecture, requirements specification, design, verification and validation.
Working in conjunction with systems, software and hardware engineers to develop electronic systems.

Projects involve using the latest industry class development tools for FPGA and SoC hardware technologies. Work is carried out to a structured firmware design process.

Key responsibilities:

Design firmware using Hardware Description Languages or High Level Synthesis Languages
Verify firmware using Hardware Description languages or Hardware Verification Languages
Enhancement of firmware related processes (documenting, scripting, reporting, process automation)
Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams

Skills, qualifications and experience:

Strong communications, verbally and in writing. A relevant degree (BEng, MEng, EngD, PhD) in electronics, supported by 7+ years of relevant experience.

Specialisation in the following:

Digital electronic design in hardware development language (VHDL)
Implementation of complex designs
FPGA architectures
Simulation of designs

Additional knowledge of the following:

Image processing techniques and algorithms
Algorithm development
Networking protocols
Object Orientated design Techniques
Linux environments

Other Desirable Attributes:

Verilog/System Verilog
Xilinx (Vivado/ISE), Altera (Quartus), Microsemi (Libero), Lattice (Diamond)
Knowledge of FPGA architectures: Altera, Microsemi, Lattice
Xilinx 7 series, Ultrascale +
Mentor Graphics Modelsim, Cadence Incisive
Knowledge of Verification Methodology: UVM
Knowledge of C, C++,
Knowledge of scripting languages: TCL, PERL, Python

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