Firmware Engineer


  • Portsmouth
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to join Airbus Defence and space in Portsmouth. You will join our Modem team within the UK Delivery group and report to the Head of Modem System Engineering.

You will help develop new features and performances for a Software-Defined Radio using System-on-a-Chip technology. While you will be initially focused upon use within a single satellite communications system, it is the intent that the techniques and technology that are developed will be reused to create a product that can be sold in multiple systems.

Because of this, the role has long-term stability and will be central to an important product-line providing industry-leading products to the market. This position is an excellent platform for building a fulfilling career, with many options and scope for additional responsibilities and promotions through the life of the programme and products.

It is expected there will be considerable learning during the course of the project and product. The team has a long tradition of supporting the development of its members, involving them in the development of the products and this is reflected by our very high levels of engagement.

You will need to be able to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Design, implement and test the firmware elements of a product in response to requirements set by the systems team

Resolve technical needs, supporting the integration of this product into systems

Focus on embedded firmware (though we are willing to bring you up-to-speed if you have a willingness to learn this skill)

Be open to learning and applying new skills, tools and technique

Your role could involve very occasional travel within the UK and worldwide.

Required Skills

Comfortable designing, implementing and documenting Firmware to customer needs

Working knowledge of Xilinx FPGA technologies (including Vivado) and VHDL design lifecycle

Some experience with Matlab, Simulink of SysML or UML

Any experience working in an Agile or Scrum environment would be beneficial

What we can offer

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

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