The Senior FPGA Engineer is responsible to the Head of Hardware Engineering for executing allocated FPGA Work Packages within agreed cost, time and quality constraints.
The Senior FPGA Engineer is responsible for demonstrating that the developed product meets all specified product and customer requirements, by
¤ Analysing requirements, specifying and documenting the FPGA solution and work breakdown.
¤ Preparing FPGA architectural and detailed designs and documentation.
¤ FPGA design generation and implementation.
¤ FPGA design verification.
¤ Integration of FPGAs onto the target platform.
¤ Providing FPGA technical support.
¤ Controlling and reviewing work of the members of their team (where a team exists).
¤ Supporting the company FPGA development process and procedure updates. ¤ All FPGAs are designed, developed, integrated and tested in accordance with Clients Defence and Space standards; all supporting documents are produced in accordance with Clients Defence and Space standards.
¤ Appropriate processes and methodologies are used to design and deliver allocated FPGA development work packages meeting cost, time and quality targets, agreed with their development team leader.
¤ Technical design decisions are made within the context of known practices, established precedents and acquired technical expertise. The cost/benefits of design possibilities are understood, and that judgement calls can be made based on them
¤ The provision of technical guidance to fellow team members in at least one major tool or technique used by Client
¤ Success of both internal and external design reviews and project reviews throughout the development life cycle.
¤ The support of the design and development of critical components where decisions may have a significant impact on project timescales.
¤ Customer liaison, by representing Clients Defence and Space on project related technical matters at Stakeholder meetings.
¤ Design and Development by taking a technical role as a Prime on a critical component where necessary.
¤ Report to Team Leader appropriate
¤ Technical interface to Customers
¤ Effective collaboration with other engineering disciplines to agree specifications and to carry out integration and test
¤ Co-ordinate own time management with regard to project task milestones
¤ The focus of the job is Operational - delivery of project funded Work Packages.
¤ Analytical - To identify and isolate errors in the FPGA or integrated target platform, their likely causes and solutions.
¤ Ingenuity - To work autonomously on a complete FPGA design from concept to delivery.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
As the successful candidate, you will have;
¤ Experience of FPGA design & implementation for communications equipment or equivalent
¤ Excellent FPGA development process knowledge
¤ Experienced engineer, fully versed in design methodologies for your field
¤ Experienced engineer with good FPGA development process knowledge
¤ Good understanding of requirements capture, and of work package definition and estimation
¤ Experience of FPGA design and implementation
¤ Recent design experience of devices from Altera / Microsemi / Xilinx
¤ Excellent communication, both oral and written
¤ Adaptability to deliver successfully both autonomously and as a team
¤ Proficient in VHDL; a simulation and FPGA synthesis tool.
¤ Recent experience of using several of the following tools/development environments:
o Altera Quartus II
o Mentor ModelSim
o MicroSemi Libero IDE
o Microsemi Libero SoC
o Xilinx Vivado
Due to the nature of work undertaken, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level
This role is based at Airbus Defence and Space offices, Newport, South Wales, with occasional requirements for business travel within the UK and abroad
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.