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Head of Firmware (369jc)

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Location: Greenford
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security, IT/Telecoms, Project Management, Senior Appointments
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is a world leader in the research and development of next generation communications and cryptographic equipment and HSMs, for the defence, public and commercial sectors. Their Keyper HSM, the only FIPS 140-3 level 4 HSM in the world, is used by ICANN to help secure the Internet DNS system, and also by many other organisations such as Mastercard, Apple, Google, VeriSign and Shell. The Company technology provides an extensive range of connectivity options and utilises any connection possible (bearer of choice), from WiFi to satellite, to maintain the end user’s connection. They have also developed, and continue to develop next generation, High Grade and Commercial cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets. Designed to be future proof, the latest software definable technology enables it to be upgraded anywhere, anytime. The Company prides itself on providing state of the art development tools, excellent working environment and development and growth opportunities for employees.

Due to recent contract awards and growth of the business, the Communication Systems Business Unit of our Client Company are expanding, and actively recruiting for a Head of Firmware, who can demonstrate:
• Previous experience of line management, resource management and implementing process improvements.
• Significant experience of firmware development using best practice over the full firmware development lifecycle including post-synthesis and post-layout simulation, formal Validation & Verification, constraints, timing analysis and timing closure.
• Significant experience of both synthesisable and behavioural VHDL, and simulation, automated build and test and code coverage tools.
• Advanced knowledge of firmware engineering practices, methodologies, processes, techniques and technology trends.
• Experience of Xilinx ISE, Vivado, Modelsim, Sigasi, Precision, BFMs, DOORS, SVN, JIRA, UML and SysML would be advantageous.
• Degree in an engineering, mathematical or science-based subject desirable.
• Willing and able to obtain, and maintain, DV security clearance.

Every employee is critical to their success and as such they offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees. They offer:
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Generous Pension Scheme
• Up to 4 x your annual salary in life assurance
• Bonus scheme
• Flexible working
• Flexible benefits package to suit your lifestyle (retail vouchers, GymFlex, employee share scheme, Cycle-to-Work scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
• Good transport links (in walking distance to London Underground Central Line stations)
• Onsite, subsidised canteen
• Social groups including five-a-side football, table tennis, squash and running

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