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Senior FPGA Electronics Engineer

Diamond Light Source
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
£43,790 to £51,517 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Senior FPGA Electronics Engineer

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary £43,790 to £51,517 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

Reference: 10614

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

About the role

We now have an opportunity for a Senior FPGA Electronics Engineer to join the Diamond Detector Group to develop and maintain FPGA firmware.

You will develop, maintain, and debug FPGA based firmware used in detector systems. In addition you will have the responsibility of significant packages of project work both in the detector development program of Diamond, and in the evaluation and procurement of commercial detectors

Installation and commissioning of detectors and associated electronics for synchrotron X-ray experiments and general electronics work will be also part of the duties of the successful candidate.

About You

You should hold a degree in Electronics Engineering or demonstrate significant equivalent experience. Membership of a relevant Professional Institute is desirable.

You will have extensive experience in FPGA and firmware design, debugging, and development. Experience with VHDL and a programming language (e.g C++, Java). Finally some experience in electronics systems commissioning and fault finding.

Use of data analysis applications such as Matlab, CAD software, Cadence schematic capture and PCB layout in Allegro (or equivalent), and experience with Linux and a programming language will be beneficial.

You will display excellent communication, interpersonal and presentational skills to interact effectively with staff at all levels and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to ensure an excellent work/life balance including 25 days’ annual leave, 13 days statutory and company holidays, flexible working hours, an onsite nursery, an excellent pension scheme, and social and sporting activities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. 

The closing date for applications is 26th September.



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