Graduate FPGA Engineer

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

The Communication Products Group in Airbus Defence and Space is at the forefront of the development of digital signal processing payloads for telecommunications satellites, with work being undertaken for a range of national and international customers. The responsibility of the group covers research and development of new digital processor products, manufacture and test of flight electronic equipment through to in-orbit operational support. The Communication Products Group is responsible for flight hardware designs for Digital Processors. These incorporate digital designs (FPGA / ASIC) implementing DSP algorithms, along with high speed interfaces.


Main activities will include:

  • Challenging FPGA or ASIC design including DSP and high speed interfaces.
  • Requirement definition and architecture decomposition.
  • Detailed design and IP selection.
  • Verification and emulation.
  • Integration of the ASIC / FPGA into the target hardware.
  • Technical documentation.

This role will be based in Stevenage and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £26,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in Electronic Engineering or related subject.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presenting technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Able to contribute to a large, multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Experience of FPGA Design is highly advantageous.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 25th November 2016.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us via email. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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