FPGA Engineer
at Ultra Electronics

Date Posted: 17/07/2018

Job Description

Ultra Electronics PMES is an established operating division within Ultra Electronics and specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic/electrical products and sub systems in the international power, defence, rail and aerospace markets. 

PMES offers opportunities for talented individuals to grow their skills and experience and to flourish.  


Job purpose

We have a requirement for a FPGA design engineer in the power converters and motors group.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will join their dedicated project team that is challenged with the task of delivering robust and cost effective designs for real time power and motor control applications.


Key responsibilities

Specific responsibilities for the FPGA Design Engineer role will depend upon your skill set and level of seniority. Typically, you will be responsible for a wide range of FPGA activities covering all stages of the development lifecycle; from requirements through to verification and validation of programmed devices. You will work within a dedicated team environment where co-operation, innovation and thoroughness are essential to develop FPGAs that successfully meet project objectives.


Key responsibilities required for this role will include:


  • FPGA Implementation including requirements capture, VHDL RTL coding and physical stages

  • Writing and execution of VHDL testbench code and other IV&V activities

  • Safety related design process development and maintenance

  • Model Based design techniques using Matlab/Simulink modeling and simulation

  • Requirements tracking, configuration control, incident reporting and project documentation

  • Lab support during hardware development stages

  • Inter-team and intra-team communications, including reviewing

Job Requirements

  • Degree or higher in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent

  • Proven track record of FPGA/ASIC design

  • Comprehensive knowledge of VHDL with practical experience in successful projects

  • Experience of model based design using tools such as Matlab/Simulink is preferable

  • Capability of working to formal FPGA/ASIC design processes is essential

  • Broad knowledge of digital electronics and other areas of engineering. (e.g. systems, analogue/power electronics, mechanical, motors, etc)

  • Good knowledge of best practice design lifecycle process; gated design phases, design reviews

  • Good in front of customers; willing and able to make presentations

  • Eligible for security clearance to SC level


    Applications should be forwarded to Human Resources at: [Click Here To Join]

PMES will consider full time, part time and flexible working for all Engineering roles.

Ultra Electronics is committed to Equal Opportunities and career development both within and across all businesses

Job Snapshot

About Us

Ultra has established an excellent track record of winning new business worldwide and delivering customer satisfaction through the successful execution of contracts, despite the challenges of international competition. This success has only been possible by all involved in the business working together to meet our customers’ needs in an efficient and innovative manner.

The success which Ultra achieves in innovating to meet customer needs is based on the broad range of skills and capabilities of the Group’s employees. Ultra understands this and recognises that the Group’s ‘right’ people are its most important asset. Ultra strives for an efficient organisation with engaged and competent people.

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