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Job Ref:  EMP376369
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Tewkesbury
Salary:  £40 - £46/hour
11/10/2016 21:30
My client, a UK defence company is recruiting for a FPGA Design Engineer on a contract basis for an initial 3 month contract. Candidates must be eligible to gain or already hold SC clearance.

FPGA Design - VHDL

The Job
Main Duties of this Position
•Work alongside Principal & Senior Engineers to capture and analyse complex system requirements to provide robust and reliable technical solutions.
•Take responsibility for the complete implementation and release of detailed technical items and an understanding /appreciation of system level items.
•Generate supporting technical documentation of a sufficient standard as to be sent to external customers.
•Collaborate with other team members (including engineers in other disciplines) to agree system designs, interfaces and protocols etc.
•Devise appropriate test procedures, both informal and formal, to verify the correct operation of design solutions, and to perform bench tests for regression analysis.
•Provide project schedule estimates and technical risk identification
•Provide progress and technical updates to the project manager
•Prepare material for, and contribute to design reviews
•Interview prospective employees
•Work consistently towards vocational targets as planned via the Personal Development Review (PDR) scheme.
In order to be successful within this role and reap the benefits that come with it is essential that the right candidate is/has:
•Degree qualified in electronics/engineering related subject (preferably at 2.1 hons or higher) , however experience will be considered in lieu of formal academic qualifications. Typically at least 4 years post graduate experience , although reviewable if the client considers the candidate to be of a sufficiently high calibre
•Excellent design standards and strong debug skills
•The ability to read and understand specifications and protocols
•Proficient in writing concise documentation for requirements; design, interface and test specifications
•Understanding and appreciation of underlying digital hardware
•Experience of tool chains and version control systems
•At least 4 years experience of the design, development and implementation of FPGA development using VHDL
•Experience in writing firmware to coding guidelines with knowledge of testing and documentation processes.
•Significant experience of developing self-checking testbenches, BFMs
•Experienced in achieving timing closure on FPGAs
Whilst not essential, it would be preferable if the perfect candidate has:
•An appreciation of other engineering disciplines
•Experience of a communications related environment and/or IP networks and communications protocols an advantage.
•Experience of designing for security
•Practical experience of applying the project lifecycle
•System engineering, requirements capture, requirements analysis, requirements decomposition and requirements management using DOORS
•Excellent understanding of all firmware concepts including design for re-use and test coverage.
•Experience of current best practices across the firmware industry.
•Experience of developing on large Altera and/or Xilinx FPGAs and/or ARM System On Chip
•Working knowledge of the following engineering tools; Synplify, QuestaSim, Quartus II, Xilinx ISE/EDK/Vivado
•Scripting; tcl/tk, perl
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