Job Opportunity

Senior FPGA Design Engineer JO 12/19

Job title
Senior FPGA Design Engineer

Purpose of job
To produce programmable logic design solutions meeting high functional integrity levels

Reporting relationships
Line Manager / Team Leader

Staff responsibility

Budget responsibility

Winfrith, Dorset Innovation Park

Employment status
Permanent and Contract Positions available, Full-Time

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • HNC/HND or Honours Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Technical leadership skills
  • Proven track record in FPGA design
  • Architectural & Detailed Design
    • Synthesisable VHDL, Constraints, I/O Planning, Timing Closure, Floor Planning
    • Constrained-Random Self Checking Testbenches
    • VHDL Simulation and modelling (ActiveHDL, ModelSIM)
    • Implementation of Open Source Verification and Validation Methodologies (OSVVM)
    • Working with embedded software engineers
    • Embedded signal processing
    • Development processes and automated regression testing
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be desirable
    • Programmable logic design environments such as Xilinx Vivado & Altera
    • Scripting languages (TCL, Python)
    • Requirements capture (DOORS, Unified Modelling Language (UML))
    • Code review tools (Sigasi)
  • Specific knowledge in the following would be desirable
    • SyncE / PTP (1588v2) protocols
    • 1G/10G Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC)
    • IPv4 Internet protocol stack
    • Implementation of Ethernet OSI model in VHDL
    • Circuit design of physical layer including copper and fibre interconnect
  • Performance and reliability testing and verification activities of network
  • Safety critical and high functional integrity based system design (DO-254/BS EN61508)
  • Producing details of specifications and outline designs
  • Trial support, including work on surface vessels and submarine trials
  • Considering the implications of issues such as cost, safety and time constraints
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team within other departments


  • Use engineering principles to demonstrate system functionality and performance
  • Work on a project from design stage to final commissioning of the new system within the stated parameters of the work package agreement
  • Carry out or support of acceptance test activities

Key accountabilities

  • Accountable to team leader, project managers and technical managers as appropriate
  • Accountable for the production of designs, calculations and associated drawings and documentation
  • Ensure that the requirements of the customer is known and understood and obtain feedback on the extent to which customers’ expectations are being met, ensuring the customers’ expectations are being managed in the event of unforeseen problems and delays
  • To progress design tasks through the design phase to meet project requirements
  • Ensure the drawings and modelling meet required standards and maintain the design record, monitor progress
  • Planning within the design group, determining milestones with the relevant project engineers and taking ownership of those on behalf of the design team

More information
Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance.

How to apply
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Only successful applicants will be contacted

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB