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Firmware Engineer (378jc)

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Location: Gloucester
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is a world leader in the research and development of cybersecurity. The Company develops secure communications devices and cryptographic equipment protecting such things as the worldwide internet, credit card transactions, military platforms and personnel.

Their 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. The Company has also developed and continue to develop next generation cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets involving leading edge hardware, firmware and software. The Company 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.

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 able to achieve and maintain, SC and/or DV security clearance.

Benefits:
The Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking

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