FPGA Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: 12128
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2020
  • Employer: QinetiQ
  • Website: https://www.qinetiq.com/
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


FPGA Design Engineer

Portsmouth, PO6 3RU

QinetiQ are developing two new radar cross section (RCS) measurement radar systems under the RLTPA; One will be ground-based, the other will be fitted to a pod mounted on a helicopter. The systems will be used by QinetiQ to measure the RCS of MOD assets, including ships and aircraft, as part of a long-term core business capability.

We have an exciting opportunity for a FPGA Design Engineer to join the team at the start of a new high-profile, high-budget enduring MOD project in the support of our RFSOC / FPGA development activities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement complex system algorithms and interfaces in FPGA for Radar Systems; working across all levels of maturity from initial concept generation through design, prototype, development, test and transition to production;
  • Develop and implement complex FPGA designs, test, and verify designs through simulation and lab testing. FPGA designs include signal processing across Radar Bands, high data rate interfaces, serial interfaces and complex Control logic;
  • Map system-level requirements and objectives to FPGA specifications;
  • Validate designs with simulation and verification techniques before hardware integration;
  • Full life cycle of development and integration of FPGA into hardware systems;
  • Development and Implementation of complex high data rate and Radar band, parallel signal processing designs;
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining design documentation and test plans;

Key Knowledge, Skills & Requirements:

  • FPGA and SOC design entry using Verilog or VHDL;
  • Design flow for Xilinx or Altera FPGAs;
  • Simulation Tools such as ModelSim/Questa, VCS, or Incisive;
  • Validation and Verification of HDL code;
  • Software Integration and Testing;
  • Writing Design Specification;
  • British National or dual British National, willing and able to attain MOD SC level clearance

Desirable Experience:

  • Model Based Engineering Tools (Matlab-Simulink-Stateflow),
  • DOORS Requirement writing
  • Proficient with Xilinx or Altera SoC platforms
  • Proficient with FPGA or ASIC RTL design entry
  • Strong background and experience with industry best practices and version control
  • Proficient with high-speed memory and interfaces (PCIe, DDR4, Ethernet)
  • Proficient with complex timing closure
  • Experience with Matlab, C/C++/C#
  • Experience with interfacing to high speed DACs and ADCs
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing
  • Understanding of RF Systems, specifically Radar or EW

Why join us?

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.

Apply Today

If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact.