Job Description

Lead Firmware Engineer

A Lead Firmware Engineer is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Luton.


  • Your analysis of system level requirements allows you to derive detailed Firmware requirements.
  • You then follow a methodical approach to the full firmware design lifecycle, working to a structured firmware process such as RTCA DO-254 or similar.
  • We need you to have the confidence and experience to steer the Firmware aspects of any design and to provide technical knowledge, mentoring and assistance to other engineers as required.
  • Providing budget, cost and schedule input to proposals are also part of this role.

Skills, qualifications & knowledge

  • You will typically have an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
  • We need someone with considerable experience designing Firmware architecture using FPGA technologies and tools from either Xilinx, Intel (Altera) or Microsemi (Actel). Experience of fast interfaces such as PCIe, Ethernet, JESDC is also required.
  • You need to be able to use advanced verification techniques such as VHDL or System Verilog / UVM; familiarity with Model Based Engineering using Matlab and Simulink tools is also an advantage

The role is based in Luton, Bedfordshire - commutable from Watford, St Albans, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Stevenage with excellent access from London

If you are a Firmware Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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