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