Thales - 2018 Graduate Electronics Engineer (Firmware)

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: Scotland, Glasgow
Start date: Various
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Internet & Digital Media, Science & Technology

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.


Thales Glasgow designs a range of state-of-the-art optronics solutions for some of the most technically advanced defence and security platforms in the world.


We’re seeking talented graduate engineers, who can apply their degree knowledge and skills in an innovative firmware engineering role. We have built up a team passionate about developing products for a safer world and we are now looking for like-minded graduate engineers to join us.


Assessment centre dates: 13 November – 14 December across multiple locations


Technical skills
This position would suit a talented degree-qualified engineer with experience in one of, or a mixture of the following:


• Hardware development languages: VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, C, C++
• Verification methodologies
• Digital electronic design principles
• FPGA architectures: Xilinx, Altera, Microsemi, Lattice
• Image processing techniques and algorithms
• Scripting languages: TCL, PERL, Python
• Engineering and industrial commercial awareness
• Strong organisational and people skills
• Strong evidence of analytical reasoning


As a graduate engineer, you will work with systems, software and hardware engineers to develop cutting-edge opto-electronic systems. This will involve using the latest industry class development tools for FPGAs and SoC hardware technologies, and working within a structured firmware design process.


Minimum educational requirements
You will have a relevant degree (Bachelors, Masters, EngD, PhD) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject with a strong electronics or firmware bias.


In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.



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