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Senior Firmware (VHDL) Engineer

General Dynamics UK
Hastings, East Sussex or Remote Working
£39,120-£48,900 p/a dependant upon experience
Closing date
4 Dec 2021
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General Dynamics is seeking a full-time Senior Firmware Engineer for a flexible role where you will be working within a team environment and using your technical knowledge, decision making, and interpersonal skills to achieve project goals. This remote Senior Firmware (VHDL) Engineer role comes with a salary of £39,120-£48,900 p/a.


In this Firmware (VHDL) Engineer role, you will either be based remotely with a requirement for occasional travel to our site, or you will be based within our offices in Hastings, depending upon your preference.


Key Sr Firmware Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Firmware development and verification, primarily VHDL
  • Adherence to RTCA/DO-254 and other applicable standards
  • Leading internal and external firmware design reviews throughout the development life-cycle


To apply, you will need solid experience in FPGA design and implementation for complex functions, primarily using XILINX SoCs and Microsemi FPGAs. You will also need to be proficient in the use of VHDL.


Our Company benefits

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours – which means every other Friday off
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded with a flexible benefits scheme


To apply for this remote Senior Firmware (VHDL) Engineer job, please contact us today.


General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to execute missions across all domains of operation successfully. We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace, including beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts, and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we welcome you to join our inclusive team!



What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

GD 1

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,500 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,300 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

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What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

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In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman 
  • C4I systems - Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


Find Us
Bryn Brithdir
Oakdale Business Park
South Wales
NP12 4AA
United Kingdom
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