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Firmware Engineer

Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Job ID: 218905577

Contract Length: 12 months
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
Job Reference: 13084

Job Description

Rubicon Consulting is currently recruiting for a Firmware Engineer on a 12 month contract based in Stafford.

This position falls 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.

Responsibilities of the Firmware Engineer:

  • 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 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.

Requirements of the Firmware Engineer:-

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


• Experience of designing hardware for real time control applications.

• High-speed digital hardware design and PCB layout skills.

• Scripting experience using Perl, Python

• Experience of version control, e.g., SVN, GIT

• Bug tracking tools, e.g., JIRA

• Power Electronics control system design.

• Knowledge of HVDC is a plus.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• Motivated great teammate, self-starter, results oriented.

• Agile development practices e.g., Scrum


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