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Firmware Engineer

Requisition ID:  39411
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Firmware Engineer will be responsible for the development of safety-critical firmware for the aerospace market.  As this central department provides an internal development service, the Firmware Engineer will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of airborne equipment. 

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Capture, negotiate, decompose and derive formal firmware requirements 
  • Understand and implement the requirements for certification of safety-critical products to the appropriate design assurance level 
  • Architect, design, develop, integrate and test complex firmware and FPGA development projects using VHDL and the Mentor Graphics toolset
  • Author design documentation inclusive of traceability to parent and child documentation 
  • Prepare, check and approve qualification and certification test plans/procedures for firmware design 
  • Support other members of the team with development and safety knowledge and best practices 
  • Perform, track and control internal project activities and manage external sub-contractors (including offshore verification partners) 
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities, including standardisation of tools and processes  
  • Travel, on occasion, to customers, suppliers and other Group Software Engineering offices 
Job Specifications

Education : Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field 
Years Experience : Two or more years’ experience in the design, development integration, verification and support of embedded firmware 
Skills :

  • Experience delivering embedded firmware projects, ideally in the aerospace or high technology sectors, from requirements capture to realisation 
  • Experience with VHDL
  • Experience leading activities within a team and reviewing the work of others 
  • Experience with the Mentor Graphics toolset and integrated development environment
  • Ideally, experience with embedded C and working to MISRA C standards
  • Good communicator with the ability to explain firmware concepts and understand concepts from other engineering domains 
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills



This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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