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Senior Firmware Engineer job in Basingstoke

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Job Ref:  R0010870
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Basingstoke
Post Code:  RG21
20/10/2016 22:01
Optronics and Missile Electronics (OME) at Basingstoke sits within the Land & Air Systems Business (LAS) and is the UK’s sovereign provider of missile proximity sensors, fuzes and safety & arming units and opto-electronic systems used in a range of military applications. Employing appropriate hard and soft skills you will work in a group whose role is to provide the necessary firmware engineering design and analysis and expertise to develop products from specification through qualification and into service.

The Firmware team are a small but experienced group of firmware engineers, seeking a new team member. The team offers experience of working on diverse projects in VHDL covering the full project lifecycle from requirements derivation and architecture development through to verification and validation of the designs. You should be experienced in design and/or verification in VHDL. Previous experience of military, safety critical or environmentally challenging projects would be beneficial.

Key responsibilities

  • Embedded products architecting to produce reliable designs
  • FPGA/ SoC design in VHDL
  • FPGA / SoC verification in VHDL
  • Following the company design process

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • A degree or equivalent technical experience in a numerate discipline.
  • Firmware design or verification experience including a number of complex projects
  • Good understanding of the Mentor Graphics Modelsim and/or Questa Sim.

  • Experience of using Altera , Xilinx or Microsemi products including their associated toolsets
  • Experience of leading small teams
  • Experience of SoC designs
  • Experience of working in a systems engineering based project flow
  • Experience and some understanding of software with SoC design

Note - We are moving office from Basingstoke to Green Park in Reading in early 2017
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