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Digital Hardware Engineer (FPGA, High-Speed) – £65k/£55 per hour (Outside IR35) – Edinburgh

Digital Hardware Engineer (FPGA, High-Speed) – £65k/£55 per hour (Outside IR35) – Edinburgh

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • Edinburgh
  • £65,000 or £65 per hour £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

eliteppartners Elite People Partners Ltd

Senior/ Principal Digital Hardware Engineer (FPGA, Schematic, High-Speed) – £65k/£55 per hour (Outside IR35) – Edinburgh

The Senior/ Principal Digital hardware engineer would be responsible for design, commissioning and test of high-speed digital electronics hardware, i.e. Printed Circuit Assemblies (PCA’s) on complex systems.

  • Creating high-quality and robust digital electronics designs
  • Documenting and recording deliverables
  • Supporting integration & verification activities at hardware and system level
  • Keeping designs under configuration control
  • Providing progress reports

Your focus will be:

  • Design of high-speed digital electronics using the latest FPGA and/ or microprocessor devices and high-speed interconnect technology
  • Proficient in schematic capture using Mentor Graphics DxDesigner or similar tools
  • Experience of high-speed serial communication interfaces/ protocols (g. PCIe, Ethernet/ IEEE802.3, etc.) and high-speed bus architectures (e.g. DDR3/4)
  • Use of high-speed digital design techniques such as signal termination, controlled impedance, matched tracking, ground/ power planes, decoupling, etc.
  • Functional simulation & timing analysis /constraints at circuit level
  • Experience of PCB layout, working closely with and providing guidance to PCB layout engineers on high-speed digital designs
  • Hands on experience of integrating hardware, firmware & software on FPGA and microprocessor-based PCA’s
  • Ability to analyse system requirements and derive detailed hardware requirements
  • Experience of debugging & testing new hardware designs
  • Previous experience of the full hardware design lifecycle and presenting designs for peer and formal design reviews
  • Self-motivated, with an aptitude to problem solve and drive difficult issues to conclusion
  • Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the lead engineer/digital hardware lead & other engineering disciplines
  • Experience of liaising with Manufacturing/ Production colleagues and external suppliers of key components and assemblies
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation

If you are looking for a role which is highly interesting and has excellent career progression and satisfaction, please read on the whole advert, and apply with your CV.

Nice to have skills of the Lead Firmware Engineer (VHDL, Verilog, FPGA):

  • Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry
  • Experience of signal integrity & power integrity analysis at board level
  • Knowledge of FPGA/ Software coding languages (VHDL, C, Assembler)
  • Experience of hardware requirements capture, requirements management tools and formal verification of hardware requirements
  • Experience of supervising other digital hardware engineers, planning and managing work for yourself and a small team

Remuneration Offered:


  • Salary £35,000 – £65,000 (depending on Candidate Experience) + Benefits
  • UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance
  • Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage



  • up to £55 per hour (Outside IR35)
  • UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance
  • Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage

My client wants to have offered the role to the successful candidate within weeks so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My client offers a 3-stage process that can be completed within 2 weeks subject to your availability.

Job Overview
Offered Salary
££65,000 or £65 per hour
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460