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Firmware Engineer, Tewkesbury – Permanent, on-site

QUEST Global
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

Job Details

At Quest Global, we have a fantastic new opportunity within for an experienced  Firmware Engineer to join a growing engineering team.

Role Overview:

The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog.

Job Responsibilities:

The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems.

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 and Experience required - Mandatory:

At least 5 years’ 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 analyze 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 and continuous integration tools.

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.

Linux and scripting experience

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 Defense industry

Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g., ARM) in FPGA designs

Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM / OSVVM

Familiarity with latest FPGA device families

Experience with High-Speed Serial protocols and implementations


Honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject

UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance.

Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage.

Please forward your CV, salary expectations and notice period to Nigel Smith below for further consideration.


QUEST Global is a pure play engineering solutions company with a proven track record that serves the product lifecycle needs of high technology companies. A pioneer in offshore product development engineering, QUEST Global is one of the largest engineering service providers that cater to diversified verticals. With its local-global model, QUEST Global combines physical proximity to the customer providing domain knowledge and ease of interaction; along with delivery from low cost locations that also provides easy resource ramp-up.

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