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


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.


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 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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