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Senior Engineer - Firmware

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Solihull
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Software Developer
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Senior Firmware Engineer
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an expanding team in the Electronic Controls and Motor Systems Centre of excellence Group within Collins Aerospace as a hands-on Senior Firmware Engineer.
As an experienced Senior Firmware Engineer with at least five years relevant experience, you will have a track record of delivering technical solutions from conception through to final product.
Candidate Profile
  • Experience with FPGA tools & technologies (e.g., Microchip, Xilinx, SoC, Modelsim, Matlab, Simulink)
  • Demonstrable practical experience of FPGA design and verification (VHDL) including requirements capture, simulation, code coverage, synthesis, place & route, and timing analysis & closure.
  • Configuration management experience of large complex FPGA designs.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines.
  • Experience in delivering multiple concurrent complex work packages.
  • Provide technical input and support for peers and juniors for design and verification.
  • To contribute to Firmware team improvement of design processes and tools.
  • To report progress, identify and escalate risks and to deliver on time, on cost and on quality under the direction of the Engineering Manager/team lead.
Desirable Skills
  • An understanding of Agile methodologies (particularly SCRUM & Kanban).
  • An understanding of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and SysML.
  • An understanding of communication protocols, DSP or VLSI maths functions.
  • Experience of System on Chip (SoC) design targeting FPGA or ASIC.
  • Experience of applying control laws within FPGA applications.
  • Knowledge of motor control systems, sensing components (e.g., LVDT, Resolvers).
  • Experience with military or aerospace designs compliant to RTCA/DO-254.
From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks and/or learn new skills which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and, where necessary, training will be given.


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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