We are global market leaders within embedded encryption solutions which is forged by decades of Cryptographic engineering accomplishments.
We protect highly sensitive information, working with nations worldwide to help ensure their information is secure. Our engineers work on the most difficult cybersecurity challenges to protect our national security and critical infrastructure; we strive to protect what matters.

Why Join our Graduate Scheme?

We are seeking talented graduates for our September 2024 intake with a passion for cyber-security and engineering with an inquisitive mind, an intrinsic interest in innovation, enthusiasm for solving complex technical engineering problems, and achieving success through teamwork. You will be provided with a unique experience to work on a range of projects from early inception to delivery in addition to early research activities pathfinding future crypto solutions.

  • The 2-year graduate programme is structured upon four rotations, nominally 6 months duration, with exposure to a variety of key engineering disciplines including Systems, Software, Electronics, FPGA and Environmental Test Engineering as well as other departments outside of engineering. Your home discipline will be within Firmware/FPGA Engineering where you will begin and end your graduate journey.
  • After completion of the two-year scheme, you are guaranteed a position at Ultra I&C Cyber within the Firmware/FPGA engineering function located in Maidenhead, our new state-of-the-art Cyber Centre of Excellence.
  • Opportunity to increase earning potential with 6-monthly pay reviews in addition to a fixed travel and accommodation allowance.
  • You will be provided with excellent support, including direct access to a buddy and a mentor (independent of your line manager), on-the-job coaching by senior team members, and formal training in both soft and technical skills.
  • We encourage graduates to participate in completing their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to progress their engineering competence and work towards professional recognition of their achievements. We also help support our engineers to become chartered or incorporated.
  • Ultra I&C Cyber encourages all graduates to be STEM advocates through activities such as school, college and university engagement and volunteering.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement FPGA firmware development in line with the company firmware development process and supporting codes of practice.
  • Verify FPGA firmware by generating test benches and carrying out simulation testing using ModelSim, Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Validate FPGA firmware by carrying out integration tests on target hardware.
  • Contribute to the creation of FPGA firmware requirements, architecture, and design documentation.
  • Create applications/scripts in Python or .tcl to support deterministic test development.
  • Ultra Cyber UK provide a unique experience to work on a range of projects from early inception to delivery as well as early research activities pathfinding future crypto solutions.

Skills required

  • Relevant degree in a STEM related discipline with a minimum of a lower second-class honours degree achieved within the past two years.
  • Experience of VHDL or equivalent FPGA development method.
  • Experience of ModelSim, QuestaSim, or equivalent FPGA simulation tools.
  • Knowledge of embedded VHDL design for Xilinx and/or Microsemi FPGAs.

Desirable skills

  • Digital Design, VHDL, modelsim.

Role requirements

  • Willing and able to obtain, and maintain, SC/DV security clearance

Our team

We trust and empower each other; we love to celebrate success and we win as a team. Together, we embrace change and we’re never satisfied until we’ve done what we said we’d do.