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Firmware Engineer FPGA

Quest Global



£70 - £80/hour


Posted: 22/06/2022

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The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog.

Job Responsibilities:

The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems.

* Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs

* Documenting and recording deliverables

* Verifying firmware designs

* Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control

* Providing progress reports

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:


* At least 5 years’ experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog

* Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision

* Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools

* Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements

* De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware
and system level

* A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software

* Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines

* Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills

* Linux and scripting experience

* Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation


* Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B

* Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools

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