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FPGA Designer

Up to £75,000 DOE
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you an experienced FPGA Designer who enjoys contributing to the development of complex FPGA platforms? Look no further! Join our ambitious team at MBDA and be part of a company that is at the forefront of innovation.

Apply now and take the next step in your career as an FPGA Designer.

Job Title: FPGA Designer

Salary: In the region of £75,000 depending on experience

Location: Bristol (we may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 4 to 5 days per week on-site, due to workload classification. This is flexible and can be adjusted to suit personal circumstance and project needs. We are also open to compressed hours or part-time working in this role.

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship.

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The Opportunity:

Our FPGA Design team is rapidly growing!

We are seeking a number of talent FPGA Design Engineers, to work on a wide range of projects, including advanced signal processing systems (Image / Radio); core embedded processing systems and safety and security critical systems.

Your role will involve all phases of the FPGA design life cycle, from requirement inception through to a validated design. This will offer you a great opportunity to strongly influence the design, push the use of latest technologies and interact with the wider multidiscipline design teams; whilst also leveraging the latest tools and technologies provided by top FPGA vendors.

What we're looking for from you:

Ideally, you are educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification), with experience in the majority of the following areas:
  • Generating complex FPGA architectures and design implementations using VHDL, Simulink, etc., targeting Xilinx, Intel, and Microsemi devices.
  • Ability to verify complex FPGA implementations using VHDL and System Verilog/UVM test-bench methodologies.
  • Proficiency in FPGA design toolsets and Mentor verification tools (QuestaSim & ModelSim).
  • Strong skills in generating low-level software (C) for FPGA test and integration with embedded systems.
  • Ability to configure and document designs to a high professional standard.

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Our Company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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