Firmware Engineer (Contract)

Ultra Electronics Communication & Integrated Systems - Greenford

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Ultra CIS is a world leader in the research and development of cybersecurity. Ultra CIS develops secure communications devices and cryptographic equipment protecting such things as the worldwide internet, credit card transactions, military platforms and personnel. Our Hardware Security Module, is used to help secure the Internet DNS system, and also by many other commercial organisations such as Mastercard, Apple, Google, VeriSign and Shell. Ultra CIS have also developed, and continue to develop next generation cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets involving leading edge hardware, firmware and software. Ultra CIS prides itself on providing state of the art development tools, an excellent working environment and career development opportunities for employees in the very exciting cybersecurity domain.

Location:

Could work out of our Gloucester or Greenford office

 

Job purpose:

FPGA design and implementation of complex functions and algorithms for use in secure communication products within the Ultra Communications and Integrated Systems business.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out firmware design and development in VHDL, targeting the FPGA elements of complex real-time embedded systems.
  • Develop appropriate firmware architectural solutions to efficiently meet the requirements of complex communication systems.
  • Author high quality firmware requirements based on user needs and system artefacts to enable effective development and testing.
  • Work within multidisciplinary teams during integration to de-bug and test Firmware on hardware platforms.

Personal attributes:

  • Fully Proficient in the full life cycle of Firmware development using VHDL.
  • Experience using FPGA toolchains, ideally targeting Xilinx parts.
  • Applies and adapts a variety of engineering methods and techniques as necessary when creating solutions.
  • Proficient in Verification, Integration, Test, Validation & Verification.
  • Excellent general written and verbal communications skills.
  • Willing to undergo, and are able to achieve and maintain, SC and/or DV security clearance.

     

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge or respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have, unfortunately, not been successful.

Job Reference: JUN20195464
Salary: Competitive
Category: Engineering
Contract: Contract - Full Time
Closing Date: July 28, 2020

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