Chelsea Technologies – Electronics and FPGA Engineer

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An Electronics and FPGA Engineer is required to join our busy R&D team to work on instrumentation and acoustics systems.

How to apply: Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter,  detailing how you meet the above criteria, to using the subject line ELECTRONIC AND FPGA ENGINEER APPLICATION plus your name. Please include details of salary expectation. Learn more here.

Candidate should have experience in all round electronics design with expertise in FPGA and System-On-Chip; preferably in an instrumentation development environment.  The work will involve digital design for interfacing and analogue-digital conversion for precision instrumentation applications. Some experience or knowledge of microprocessor based circuit design and embedded software would be desirable.

The work will involve mixed signal design including pre-amplifiers, filters, power supplies, interfacing and analogue-digital conversion for precision instrumentation applications. Some experience or knowledge of microprocessor based circuit design and embedded software would be desirable.

The candidate will be expected to work independently and as a member of a team contributing to all aspects of the product development cycle from requirement analysis through design & development into production. Candidate would be expected to produce design documentation and test specifications. Practical skills would be desirable but not essential.

Candidate may be expected to provide technical support to Sales and Marketing for bidding/proposal writing and technical assistance to the Customer Support Manager and Production Department.

Candidate would be expected to provide occasional off-shore support as required including some overseas travel.

Candidates with a BSc (2:1) or a higher degree in a relevant electronics-engineering course.


  • Basic Analog components / circuits (essential)
  • Verilog / VHDL (essential)
  • Processors (essential)
  • Circuit analysis, modelling and theory (essential)
  • Analog-Digital Conversion (essential)
  • Interfacing and IO (e.g. I2C and SPI bus) (essential)
  • CAD Schematic layout (essential)
  • XilinX Zynq (desirable)
  • Linux (desirable)
  • Experience of Cadence OrCAD PCB design tools (essential)
  • Fault finding (desirable)

Knowledge of:

  • Assembler and/or embedded ‘C’  (desirable)
  • Good written and presentational communication skills will be required (essential).

Typical Project: The candidate will be a self-motivated engineer capable of running small development tasks independently. Example tasks include a multichannel data logger design.

Day to day tasks: New product development (design & test). Existing product development (fault finding / improvement / enhancement). Support to Production Department test engineers, Engineers (after settling in) would be expected to design, prototype and document a circuit. Then take it through to a manufacturability state. This may be as part of a team.

Personal Qualities: Self-motivation is essential along with a desire to continue to improve on both a personal and professional level. The candidate must be keen to learn new skills and be comfortable working in a highly multidisciplinary environment. Candidate must be able to operate as part of a team but also be able to act on own initiative, must be methodical and pay great attention to detail and work well under pressure and to deadline. Good communication skills are essential.

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The Chelsea Technologies offices are in West Molesey, Surrey, and regular attendance in the office is a requirement for this role. Currently, the company is enforcing special measures due to COVID-19 and remote working will be facilitated until these measures are lifted.


Along with a competitive salary, Chelsea offers a quality pension Scheme, life assurance and 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.


The role is normally 37.5 hours Monday – Friday 8am-9am – 4pm-5pm with our ‘flexi-hour’ start and finish options and 30 minutes for lunch.

Security Clearance

Chelsea Technologies undertakes defence contracting work and therefore candidates must be suitable for SC security clearance with the UK Ministry of Defence.
Nationality – Please be aware that this role will be subject to security restrictions. This means that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities held, and/or your place of birth may limit the role that you can perform for the organisation.