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Power & Nuclear - Firmware Development Engineer (Multiple Roles) - Stafford

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Power & Nuclear

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Contact:

    Diane Jones

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months with possible extension

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    March 2022

Firmware Development Engineer (Multiple Roles)


Initial 6 Months Contract

Inside IR35


The Lead Firmware Developer will be working to define requirements, enhance product features for an electronic design for world-class Control & Protection system in VSC and LCC systems, working together with engineers based global locations. The role is accountable for business-critical development to meet product requirements and timelines for future commercial HVDC projects.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analysing system requirements and defining functions to be implemented in Hardware.
  • FPGA Firmware development.
  • Analogue and digital Hardware design.
  • Maintain legacy products including updates and improvements to extend product life span.
  • Contribution to creating and maintaining manufacturing data packs.
  • Writing functional specifications for the design.
  • Writing test specifications (Routine test, Type test).
  • Participating in and contributing to design reviews.
  • Ensuring designs are documented to Company standards.
  • Supporting site activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or Higher in Electrical/Electronic engineering.
  • Significant experience of FPGA design using VHDL or Verilog.
  • Knowledge and experience of Model-Based Design.
  • Strong all-around knowledge and understanding of electronic components & principles.
  • Strong hardware/FPGA debugging skills.
  • Experience with Altera, Microsemi, Xilinx FPGA devices and design tools (Quartus II, Libero SoC).
  • Dynamic and proactive with the ability to work on their own or as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team to resolve technical issues.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing hardware for real-time control applications.
  • High-speed digital hardware design and PCB layout skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated great teammate, self-starter, results-oriented.
  • Agile development practices e.g., Scrum
  • Scripting experience using Perl, Python
  • Experience in version control, e.g., SVN, GIT
  • Bug tracking tools, e.g., JIRA
  • Power Electronics control system design.
  • Knowledge of HVDC