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Senior Principal FPGA Electrical Engineer

Job Description:
This position is in an engineering organization focused on satellite communications systems, including secure and protected systems.

Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Applying advanced technical principles and concepts to develop FPGA designs based on defined system architectures.
  • Presenting, explaining, and refining architectural approaches in consultation with other product stakeholders.
  • Assessing the impact of system architecture decisions on implementation, and recommending alternatives where appropriate.
  • Developing Firmware Requirements Specifications for FPGA designs.
  • Determining and following the course of action necessary to implement finished products based on the selected design approach.
  • Leading a technical group developing FPGAs
  • VHDL-based RTL and functional design, analysis and verification.
  • Integrating FPGA designs into hardware and supporting system integration, test, and qualification.
  • Design documentation and design maintenance.

Required Skills:
  • A minimum of 10 years professional engineering experience as a senior FPGA Designer with the following proven skills/experience
  • Extensive experience in developing optimal FPGA architectures based on high level requirements.
  • Experience in project team leadership, including technical, budget, staffing, and schedule management
  • Proficiency with VHDL for configuring FPGAs
  • Experience with FPGA and CPLD devices and development tools from Xilinx, Altera, and Lattice.
  • Proficiency with functional verification test flow using VHDL with assertions.
  • Proficiency with Modelsim and/or Questa Sim for functional verification
  • Experience incorporating third party IP into FPGA designs, including PCIe and high speed Ethernet.
  • Experience working independently in a complex system integration environment, verifying requirements and identifying and correcting defects.
  • Possess, or able to obtain, Secret security clearance and COMSEC clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with satellite communications systems, including familiarity with security aspects of protected satellite communications systems
  • Familiarity with security aspects of protected satellite communications systems.
  • Linux scripting experience.
  • Experience using DOORs tool for requirements capture and flow-down.
  • Familiarity with code coverage tools for evaluating test coverage.
  • Familiarity with version control tools such as Clearcase or GitHub
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Six Sigma/process improvement experience.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Desired Education: (This would be any additional education and/or major that would be considered.)
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
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