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Hardware Engineer (27166)

to £43,000 DoE + benefits

Designing cutting-edge hardware utilising FPGAs, SoCs and high-speed networks

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career and take on responsibility for cutting-edge hardware design projects for the defence industry. Our client is seeking talented engineers skilled in PCB design and FPGA development in VHDL to join their team based in Surrey.

Candidates should be self-motivated and will enjoy hands-on technical challenges where they are given the space to explore and develop their projects. They will have good knowledge of FPGA development in VHDL, particularly in signal and image processing algorithms. They will also need experience of embedded C/C++ and good familiarity with PCB design and layout techniques (particularly utilising OrCAD), together with Linux device driver development. Designs can include low-power microcontrollers to high-rate network processing solutions. Experience of PCB fabrication and testing of related firmware and software would be beneficial, but not essential.

As a successful candidate, you will have excellent qualifications with a 1st/2.1 in a numerate subject from a top university, with top A-level grades (including Maths and Physics). Commercial experience or a PhD will be welcomed, though ‘fresh’ graduates will also be considered. The company offers an excellent salary package for all levels of experience, together with top benefits and a generous pension contribution.

Due to the nature of the work carried out by the firm, this role is only open to UK nationals able to obtain the highest level of security clearance.

Keywords: Hardware, FPGA, VHDL, SoC, PCB, DSP, RF, Embedded, C, C++, Defence, Surrey, Graduate, PhD, Electronics Engineer, Microcontrollers, Signal Processing, Image Analysis, RF Signal Filtering, Linux.

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