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Firmware Design Engineer

Salary:
31,149 P.A. ?
Location:
Cheadle
Company:
Thales

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Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

The Role:

Thales UK have an exciting opportunity for an motivated and talented Firmware Design Engineer to work within Defence Mission Systems (DMS), specifically our Maritime Mission Systems (MMS) business unit; a team dedicated to working on some of the next generation, cutting edge sonar technologies.

We’re looking to recruit a motivated individual with experience developing in FPGA; you will be working with our highly talented Digital and Analogue development team in Cheadle (Greater Manchester), as well as having the opportunity to collaborate with other sites and other UK specialists.

As a Firmware Design Enginer, you will work as part of a dynamic and integrated team, working towards the programme and build of FPGA Solutions across a variety of projects within the group. With the support of other members of the team, you will be responsible for specialised electrical and electronic design tasks associated with design for the subsea environment.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:
Reporting into the Digital and Analogue Team Leader, the role may include, but not be limited to the following activities:

* To develop and agree a development plan with the team leader and then take responsibility for following the development plan and requesting assistance as needed.
* To carry out design activities in a team environment with other engineers.
* Work collaboratively with production and procurement to produce cost effective, easy to manufacture design solutions.
* Provide support to the preparation of detailed estimates and bids.
* Provide support to production as required.
* Trials and integration support as required.
* Provide off-site support as required.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

We are committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. You will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment so it organisational skills and an ability to communicate and guide business decisions will be key. We are looking for an individual with some of the following key credentials:

* FPGA Architecture Design and Development (Xilinx, Altera, VHDL, Verilog).
* Familiarity/Appreciation of D0-254/SIL1 Designs
* Digital and Analogue Electronic Design
* Robust Electronic Engineering Skills and ability.
* Good interpersonal skills
* Proactive “can-do” mentality
* Microsoft Office Suite Experience

*This vacancy also requires the individual to be able to obtain full Security Clearance (SC). For more information and guidance please visit the UKSV website*

About the Cheadle Site:

Our Cheadle site is a warm and friendly community focused on continuously improving processes and the work environment for our staff. The company is investing in further improve the site in the near future, but here are some of the things you will find here:

* On site canteen and Costa Coffee shop
* Social Club – discounted activities for members as well as open events for all employees
* For fitness enthusiasts, there are groups of runners, cyclists and more

Great journeys start here - to play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation click the apply button now!

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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