Principal Firmware Engineer – Derby

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Principal Firmware Engineer – Derby

gap professional are looking for a permanent Principal Firmware Engineer for our client, a Global Engineering Services provider, for their team based in Derby to work on projects for their client, a global defence industry leader.

This Senior Firmware Engineer would be responsible for the design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. The Principal Firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems.

Key Responsibility Areas

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 & Knowledge Required

Degree in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject, or equivalent experience.
Good 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
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
Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry
Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs
Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM

UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain unrestricted SC clearance. Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage.

The role is likely to be based out of Edinburgh for about 3-6 months with a move back to Derby.

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