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FPGA Stevenage - ASIC and FPGA Engineer

Date 02-27-2018
Contract type : CDI
Region UK Wide
Location Stevenage
Availability Immediate
Branch United Kingdom
Domain Aeronautics / Space / Defense


With over 7500 People, SII is one of the top IT & Engineering services companies in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Poland and 12 other countries. The services we offer to our clients includes testing, software development, system integration and system maintenance. We run projects for the leading worldwide players in the Aerospace and Defence industries.


SII UK is the newest branch of the SII group, with business offices based in Stevenage, a major area for engineering especially in the Aerospace and Defence industries. Even with this great expansion we still believe people are important and this is what our #FUNgineer concept is all about. We believe our consultants are world changers and SII’s mission is to accompany its customers through digital transformation thanks to our FUNgineers. Join us and enjoy what makes being a FUNgineer.



A vacancy for an ASIC and FPGA Engineer has arisen within the Communication Processor Group in Stevenage.

The Communication Processors group is responsible for the development of Digital Processors for use in telecommunication Satellites. The processor functionality ranges from high capacity channelisers, supporting inter-satellite optical data links, to implementing cryptographic algorithms to protect the spacecraft.

In this rewarding role you will be developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world, and be part of the rapidly expanding UK space sector.

The availability of advanced Payload Equipment is the driving force behind the digital telecommunication satellite industry, and the team is a proven world leader in this field.

We are committed to offering continuous training and career development. We understand that our success is based on our people and we strive to offer all our employees an enjoyable and rewarding career.


Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Decomposition of requirements into an architecture design and document the chosen design whilst describing any trade-offs performed.
  • Detailed RTL design in HDL.
  • Verification of the RTL design and documenting the verification that was performed.
  • Gate level implementation of the design including synthesis, placement and static timing analysis.
  • Support integration of the ASIC / FPGA into the target hardware.
  • Ensure that all ASIC / FPGA designs are developed in accordance with the company design process. Support customer design reviews.

Experienced in the complete Design flow from Requirements to Design acceptance.

 Experienced in FPGA technologies and their tools including Xilinx ISE and Microsemi Libero.

 Experienced in VHDL simulation tools in particular Mentor Graphics Questa.

 Experienced in synthesis and STA tools ideally those from Synopsys.

 Experience of the Linux operating system would be beneficial.

 Knowledge of scripting languages including TCL and PERL would be beneficial.

 Good analytical skills and methodical approach to problem resolution and investigations.

 Good communication skills and able to thrive in a team environment.  Ability to present technical data in a clear and concise manner.

0-2 years

Stevenage area