Senior FPGA / Electronics Engineer

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Engineering
Region:
London
Location:
West Drayton
Salary:
£60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�60k - 65k per year
Posted:
22/05/2018
Recruiter:
TalentSpa Recuitment
Job Ref:
TD/FD/SFEE

Senior FPGA / Electronics Engineer

Location: West Drayton, UB7 7PN

Salary: �60,000 to �65,000 per annum subject to experience

About the company:

Flight Data Systems is a multinational and vertically integrated aerospace product and services organisation operating for over 25 years with in excess of 60 staff based in offices across the UK, Australia and United States.

As a niche services organisation with expertise in all aspects of aircraft crash recording systems (e.g. black boxes), it has customers for all aspects of this cycle; acquisition of digital and analog sensor information on the aircraft, recording of that information during flight, download at the aircraft, post analysis of the data, as well as final feedback to the operators of the aircraft.

Duties of the Senior FPGA / Electronics Engineer:

* Support development of our aerospace product lines including:

* Crash survivable recording systems (data, voice, imagery)
* Complex multi-channel and modular acquisition systems
* Digital sensors such as accelerometers, inertial systems
* Display systems
* Systems condition monitor (health and usage, weight and balance etc)

* Conceptual and detail design of FPGA based digital functions
* Involvement in certification and documentation activities including creation of deliverables such as hardware requirements, hardware design documents, test procedures, verification and validation reports.
* Interface directly with customers for regular project meetings including milestones such as preliminary and critical design reviews, production transition, test readiness reviews.
* Support on-aircraft testing (both ground and flight) and debugging of complex systems

Requirements of the FPGA / Electronics Engineer:

* Tertiary qualifications in Electronic Engineer, Digital Electronics, Hardware Engineering or similar
* Significant experience in VHDL and digital electronics
* Development of VHDL functionality for off-the-shelf electronic semiconductors such as analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog converters, SRAM or SDRAM devices, Ethernet controllers, non-volatile memories etc. Reviewing and comprehending component data sheets.
* Experience with buses such as RS232, RS422, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, I2S etc.
* Creation of test benches, low level simulations and timing analyses
* Independent verification of work from other development engineers
* Exposure to both highly controlled (i.e. waterfall) as well as agile, top down and bottom up development methodologies
* Development of specifications and low level interface and technical documentation
* Experience with change and configuration management including versioning processes
* Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including technical documentation

Desirable experience includes

* Development of software in an avionics environment including RTCA DO-254 Complex Electronics Design Assurance
* FPGA based development with Altera FPGAs and tool chains
* Electronics schematic capture and PCB layout with Altium CAD software
* NIOS-II Soft Cores and other commercial off-the-shelf IP cores
* Analog electronics and digital filters (FIR, FFT)
* Experience with sensors such as strain gauges, DC, frequency inputs, thermocouples, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers
* Structural code coverage for safety systems
* Avionics data buses including ARINC-429 and MIL-STD-1553 data buses
* High speed electronics utilising LVDS or similar

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