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Contract FPGA Engineer

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Systems Engineer

  • Job Type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matt Randall

  • Contact Email:

    mattrandall@spectrumit.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job Ref:

    MR-VR/11983_1599644550

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months+

  • Expiry date:

    2020-09-23

  • Start Date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Our client is need of a Contract FPGA Engineer with extensive telecoms/semiconductor industry experience to contribute to the development of their hardware solutions. This is a hands-on role, which will play an important part in the growth of the organisation's product portfolio.


Key Responsibilities

  • Apply specialised skills and expertise to enable the successful and timely delivery of projects
  • Lead the optimisation, synthesis and characterisation of FPGA solutions
  • Support customers in the validation, synthesis and integration of FPGA solutions
  • Design and develop support functionality to target IP solutions to FPGA hardware platforms
  • Develop best practices procedures and design policies to improve IP quality of results.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

Essential:

  • Extensive industry experience in relevant field
  • PCIe and DRAM high-speed interfacing with FPGA
  • Design and implementation of products using AXI4 or Avalon interfaces
  • Developing synthesis and implementation strategies from scratch
  • Optimisation, synthesis, characterisation, validation and integration of FPGA solutions
  • Proficiency in EDA tools (Intel Quartus Pro, Xilinx Vivado and/or Mentor)
  • Adept at providing technical support, working with customers during the integration phase of projects
  • Version control and peer review (e.g. Git)
  • Documentation (e.g. Confluence)
  • Time management (e.g. Jira)

Desirable:

  • Porting FPGA designs to ASIC targets
  • ASIC synthesis and back-end processes
  • Automation (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Communications signal processing algorithms (ideally error correction, equalisation, channel estimation, beamforming or another baseband component)
  • Appreciation of mobile communications systems
  • Understanding of telecoms and/or semiconductor industries