FPGA Engineer

Malvern, Worcestershire
Closing date
13 Nov 2019
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification Overall Purpose of the Job:

• Contribute to all stages in the specification, design, development, integration, test and certification, fielding and support of navigation and cryptographic devices, following a rigorous engineering lifecycle.
• Specify and develop FPGA/ASIC solutions
• Interact with other engineers working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver products and customer solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

• Responsible to Project Design Authority for all firmware related activities
• Plans/structures work effectively, including breaking down problems into manageable work packages.
• Ability to accurately cost work and manage risk
• Produces written documentation (including presentation material) of technical work in accordance with Project requirements.
• Rapid learning of current military-specific and civil secure technologies in support of research and products.
• Innovation in the application/integration of digital hardware technologies to build novel secure systems

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

• Ability to write and debug VHDL.
• Experience designing and implementing complex firmware solutions in CPLD and FPGA using ModelSim, Synplify, ISE.
• Experience of design and implementation of high-speed of digital processing solutions and systems in FPGA e.g. system-on-chip, embedded processors, high speed interfaces
• Experience of working in a rigorous engineering environment using configuration management and change management processes/tools.
• Ability to prepare and undertake test and verification of FPGA/ASIC
• Good degree in electronics, electrical engineering or similar
• Good verbal and written Technical English communications skills.

Desirable Experience:

• Experience of GNSS, Galileo security chain and/or PRS receivers.
• Knowledge of RF and radio signal performance/propagation issues.
• Knowledge/experience and knowledge of crypto security design including crypto algorithms, anti-tamper technologies etc
• Experience of specifying, designing, verifying and testing ASICs
• Ability to engineer software to support system development/testing in appropriate languages including C++, C and assembly language.
• Experience using Mentor Graphics DxDesigner and Expedition PCB.
• Experience of using DOORS.
• Ability to use supporting tools such as Matlab for solution modelling and verification.

Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements :

• Innovative
• Self-starter, shows initiative
• Offers solutions to problems
• Enthusiastic team player
• Driven to deliver great results
• Strong risk awareness
• Quality conscious
• Able to follow processes and procedures
• Present a good impression of a QinetiQ professional

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real-world problems through innovative solutions, delivering operational and competitive advantage.

Working at QinetiQ

Our customers face challenges that define the modern world, covering military, commercial and government institutions. As a company of scientists and engineers, we are committed to anticipating, understanding and responding to those challenges. We draw on our depth of experience, unique expertise and the ingenuity of our people to develop powerful solutions.

Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job - many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything we do is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.

As our company grows into new markets around the world, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ.

Our people

Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique, often unexpected approaches to problem solving. The diversity of our teams drives innovation across the company, helping to save lives, protect assets and critical infrastructure, and ensure competitive advantage for our customers.

Life at QinetiQ

We encourage our people to think and do things differently. Our matrix structure enables employees to work across different areas of the business, learning from some of the finest technical and scientific minds in the world.

We offer flexible working hours to promote a positive work-life balance and offer a wide range of rewards and benefits. We encourage teams to get involved in our volunteer programmes that help the local communities.

QinetiQ has a global footprint with offices located in the UK, Canada, America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.


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