Active Silicon

Providing advanced imaging products, embedded systems and solutions

FPGA Design Engineer

Active Silicon Ltd, Iver, United Kingdom
Posting date: 25 April 2019
Closing date: 25 May 2019

Overview

Active Silicon is a market leader in the design and manufacture of sophisticated computer imaging products. Our products are used in applications from space missions to deep-sea vehicles – in fact in virtually all areas of science and industry, including manufacturing, life sciences, medical imaging, robotics and security.

In line with ongoing growth, we are currently expanding our R&D team and are looking for engineers to work with new and emerging technologies to meet the evolving needs of our customers. The right candidate will have an inquisitive attitude, a desire to continually learn new skills and tackle challenges, and the ability to balance multiple projects.

The primary role of a Hardware FPGA Design Engineer is the development of high speed digital design using VHDL.

Summary details

Job Type: Engineer
Job Title: FPGA Design Engineer
Location: Iver, UK (just outside M25, NW London)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 25 days annual holiday (plus public holidays).
Salary: Range £40,000 to £45,000 depending on experience, plus benefits, including bonus scheme.
Qualifications: 2-1 or first class honours degree in software/electrical/electronic engineering, computer science or a related subject.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years FPGA design experience in a commercial environment using VHDL or Verilog.

Key competencies

  • At least 3 years FPGA design experience in a commercial environment using VHDL or Verilog
  • Ability to work well within the product team
  • Understand software issues and ideally some C/C++ programming experience
  • Proficiency in planning and achieving goals within agreed timeframes

As a hands-on and agile company, customers benefit from the contact they have with our engineers directly in pre- and after-sales support, so ability to communicate with customers at a technical level is important. This may also involve some second line technical support for products that you have been involved with.

Benefits

Being part of a small team, you will be able to influence future product strategy, as well as streamline our design processes.
Active Silicon is an established company with a modern office in Iver, between Uxbridge and Slough. We will offer a competitive salary depending on experience, plus potential for a quarterly bonus based on company performance. The company makes an additional 5% contribution of salary to the group pension scheme and offers 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. We hold regular social events including a summer barbecue and a Christmas party.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your application and CV to recruitment@activesilicon.com. Please refer in the subject line to “FPGA Design Engineer”.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

AGENCIES – please note we do not want to receive phone calls from agencies. If you have a suitable candidate, please contact us by email through this job advert.

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