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FPGA Team Lead

Midlothian, Scotland


Stock options + Base depending on years experience £75,000 - £95,000 approx.




FPGA Team Lead currently? Want to lead an FPGA development team? Want to work for the 1st and only company going straight from broadband to mobile? Want to work for a company partnered with some of the worlds largest telecoms companies? This could be IT for you!

As the FPGA Team Leader, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of FPGA-based solutions for satellite communications. You will be working with bleeding edge nodes and thus fore this role requires strong technical expertise in FPGA development and leadership and project management skills.

This company are making huge changes in the way that the internet is accessible on our mobile phones. They are designing chips to put into satellites to give complete global coverage wherever you are in the world! In Q1 next year they plan to launch their first five satellites.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:
  • Lead a team of FPGA engineers to deliver high-quality FPGA designs for space applications.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, system engineers, software developers, and project managers, to define project requirements and specifications
  • Design and implement complex FPGA-based systems, including RTL design, simulation, and synthesis, tailored for space applications.
  • Conduct thorough analysis and optimization of FPGA designs to meet performance, power, and timing requirements in the space environment.
  • Develop and maintain design guidelines, coding standards, and best practices for FPGA development
  • Leverage advantages of working with Xilinx devices, such as familiarity with Xilinx FPGA architectures, toolsets, and libraries, enabling efficient development and optimization of FPGA designs for space missions
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • At least 8+ years industry experience, 3+ year’s experience of Technical Leadership roles
  • Strong proficiency in FPGA design tools and languages like VHDL or Verilog.
  • Proven experience in leading a team of FPGA engineers.
  • Solid understanding of FPGA architectures, constraints, and optimization techniques.
  • Expertise in digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and their implementation on FPGA platforms.
  • Familiarity with Xilinx FPGA architectures, toolsets, and libraries.
  • Strong leadership and project management abilities.
On offer is a competitive base + American style share options. You must be prepared and want to work within a start-up environment and embrace the technical challenges that come with that.

Note: Must be a UK resident, Visa sponsorship for Engineers already based in the UK will be granted. Must be able to work onsite in Edinburgh.


For more information on this superb opportunity, please contact Rachel Mason.
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