Firmware Engineer - VHDL

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Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Great opportunity for an experienced firmware engineer with skills in VHDL and firmware development to contribute on interesting and significant Defence programs
  • Enjoy flexibility and interesting work within our strong team culture

Apply your talent where it counts as a Firmware Engineer - VHDL on a permanent and full time basis in our team in Richmond, Victoria.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We're continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can't be done from home and in those cases, we're operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We're finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.

About the Opportunity
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a seasoned Firmware Engineer - VHDL to be an integral member within our Wide Area Surveillance business. You will be part of an inclusive and supportive team, performing interesting work and maintaining the existing fleet of developed radar products as well as developing the future catalogue of radar products for the export market. Our Richmond office is easily accessible by public transport and close to other facilities.

This opportunity will see you

  • Design and develop new VHDL firmware including requirements derivation, feasibility study of solutions and establishing test plans and procedures
  • Maintain and debug existing VHDL firmware
  • Collaborate with various engineering teams to validate electronic designs prior to manufacture
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers on the development of firmware designs
  • Contribute to the estimation of firmware development level of effort for bids and project estimation
  • Maintain Firmware version control in Git and configuration management in Windchill
  • Participate in firmware review, documentation and set-to-work activities

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Experience in developing VHDL firmware, undertaking design analyses and implementing firmware solutions including its integration, validation and qualification testing
  • A university degree level qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of the engineering development lifecycle
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer management skills

Whilst not essential, familiarity with C++, Linux, Matlab modelling or knowledge of Radio Frequency/analogue engineering will be highly regarded.

Don't meet every criteria listed above? Don't worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

About us
BAE Systems' advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.

In terms of our culture, it's safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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Applications should be addressed to: Kon Yiannikopoulos, Talent Acquisition Specialist – Engineering, and made online here.

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