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FPGA Designer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
14 Nov 2021

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Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Full and Part Time working considered

Salary: Up to £70k DOE plus excellent bonus and benefits including dynamic office and home working

opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced FPGA Designer to be involved in the development of our growing portfolio of complex FPGA platforms. The portfolio ranges from advanced signal processing systems (ImageRadio), core embedded processing systems, through to safety & security critical systems.
Your role will involve all phases of the FPGA design life cycle, from requirement inception through to a validated design. This offers a great opportunity to strongly influence the design, push the use of latest technologies, and interact with the wider multidiscipline design teams.

Our portfolio uses devices from all the major FPGA vendors, and we are always looking to use cutting edge tools and technologies. In this role, you would be part of a strong team of FPGA designers, and would be key to delivering our current and future products.

What we’re looking forIdeally educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) with experience in the majority of the following areas:
  • Generating complex FPGA architectures and design implementations (VHDL, Simulink etc), targeting Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi devices.
  • Verifying complex FPGA implementations using VHDL and System VerilogUVM test-bench methodologies.
  • Using FPGA design toolsets and Mentor verification tools (QuestaSim & ModelSim).
  • Generating low-level software (C) to facilitate FPGA test and integration with the wider embedded system, along with the ability to Configure and Document designs to a high professional standard.
What’s in it for you?

Engineering is at heart of our business; and this role will give you an opportunity to both develop your core FPGA skills, and gain a wider experience of complex systems. You will be working alongside a multidiscipline engineering team, and you will be a key part of a supportive and growing team of FPGA designers as your career expands with us.
The business is committed to upskilling people through both formal training and practical experience. It is a fantastic role, in which you can develop both personally and professionally.
Our benefits
  • Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *great bonus scheme*annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
Join a great team!

We are an extremely competent and highly committed team of people. We work on technologies that we’re both interested in and passionate about, which makes us the best at what we do.
Of course, we all need a steer sometimes; a little guidance and advice. No business does this better than MBDA. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups & internationally renowned experts in leadership), peers and the team around you. We work better as a team and when you join us, you will be made to feel very welcome.
If you are great at what you do, we also want you to share your knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to help us improve where we need to.
When properly supported, we can – and do extraordinary things.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working
Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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