1+ months

FPGA/Digital Hardware Engineer

Bedford, MA
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

Join MITREs Electronic System Development team implementing state of the art electronic prototypes for advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will work with design teams to help architect and implement solutions for a wide range of challenging problems. We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of interests and skills in FPGA-based digital hardware design with a focus on real-time signal processing systems. Other highlights include:
Working with a cross-disciplinary team of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importance
A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development
Outstanding continuing education programs
Opportunities to learn new skills and work on a diverse range of projects

Key Functions:
This position provides an exciting opportunity to help design and prototype state of the art FPGA systems using commercial and custom platforms.
Typical opportunities include:
Cutting edge communication and sensor signal processing systems using software defined radio (SDR) platforms
Real-time systems leveraging state of the art FPGA technology
Advanced architectures for high throughput signal processing
Low SWaPC, highly integrated custom platforms

Required Qualifications:
We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep on challenging technical problems. Required qualifications include:

  • BS (or higher) in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Understanding of digital system design at the Boolean logic level 

  • Exposure to FPGA development tools 

  • Experience with programming and a working knowledge of one or more RTL languages such as VHDL, Verilog/System Verilog, and experience with RTL synthesis and simulation tools

  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as TCL, Python, Perl, etc. 

  • Familiarity with good digital design practices including approaches to design, implementation, verification, testing, documentation, and debugging

Preferred Qualifications:
One or more of the following skills are desirable:

  • Solid understanding of digital design principals 

  • Solid understanding of RTL (VHDL, Verilog/System Verilog) 

  • Solid understanding of scripting languages (TCL, Python, Perl, etc) 

  • Solid understanding of low-level hardware/software system debugging 

  • Solid understanding of development practices including design and code reviews, testing and regression, revision control, and user documentation 

  • Knowledge of RTL synthesis, simulation, implementation, and debug tools 

  • Knowledge of basic signal processing concepts (MATLAB) 

  • Knowledge of implementing signal processing algorithms 

  • Knowledge of communication, RADAR, and/or positioning/navigation systems 

  • Knowledge of commercial wired/wireless networking protocols 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:






  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Design / Creative
  • Aerospace / Aviation
  • Signal Processing
  • Electronics

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