Embedded Software and FPGA Engineer

Job title : Embedded Software and FPGA Engineer
Contract type : Permanent
Location : Didcot
Sectors :
Salary : £48000.00 - £65000 per annum
Start date : ASAP
Job Reference : SYN3612abc_1708618387
Contact name : Zac Pyne
Contact email : zac@syntechrecruitment.co.uk

Embedded Software and FPGA Engineer

  • Up to £65,000 per annum
  • Based near Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Hybrid (2-3 days office per week)

Benefits include: Flexible working hours, Equity options scheme, Pension, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

Syntech Recruitment are on the hunt for an Embedded Software and FPGA Engineer for our space communications client based near Didcot, Oxfordshire. You will be responsible for the development of Embedded Software and FPGAs for their laser communications and control systems, from architecture to implementation. You will work closely with the project lead and software lead to deliver high performance embedded systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with our cross-functional team to develop the next generation of lasercom ground stations.
  • Designing, developing and maintaining Embedded Software and FPGA designs for communications and real-time control of our ground station.
  • Writing clear and concise technical documentation.
  • Supporting assembly, integration and testing and in-field full system.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes and tools.

About you


  • Real-Time / Embedded software development in C / C++ , with RTOS (ideally FreeRTOS) and on Linux platforms
  • Experienced in FPGA development of complete systems; full lifecycle, VHDL or Verilog
  • High speed (1Gbps+) comms protocol implementation experience (forward error correction, clock recovery etc)
  • Experience working with networking (Ethernet and IP protocols) and hardware interfacing protocols (I2C, SPI, CAN, and EtherCAT)


  • Xilinx FPGA/MPSoC and associated tool chain (Vivado, Vitis etc)
  • Python development, including for test scripts
  • Linux systems development, Yocto Linux / Petalinux build experience
  • Satcom protocol experience, particularly optical free-space comms
  • Familiarity with Space related standards (CCSDS, ECSS, SDA etc)
  • UML / SysML, especially with Enterprise Architect
  • Matlab / Simulink, including HDL code generation
  • Control systems experience
  • Understanding or experience in image processing and machine vision

Additional Benefits

  • The opportunity to make a measurable difference in a growing startup building cutting edge technology to support a world-changing vision
  • Flexibility: Options for flexible working hours, working from home and custom arrangements that matter to you
  • Merit-based compensation (salary, equity options scheme), alongside pension contribution and annual leave allowance
  • Investment in you to help you grow, with training resources and budget
  • A supportive team culture with high levels of ownership and responsibility
  • Annual team retreat, regular socials and weekly team lunch
  • A variety of additional perks including goodies, shopping discounts, learning and wellbeing app subscriptions

If you think you have the skills necessary to be a success in this role, please click apply

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