1+ months

Senior FPGA/Digital Hardware Engineer

Bedford, MA
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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 crossdisciplinary team of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importance

  • A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development

  • Opportunities to build on skills and work on a diverse range of projects

  • Outstanding continuing education programs

Key Functions:

This position provides an exciting opportunity to design and prototype state of the art embedded systems using commercial and custom platforms.

Key design 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

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: 

  • BS (or higher) in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 3+ years of related experience

  • Experience architecting FPGA-based signal processing designs

  • Experience with FPGA development tools

  • Candidates should have a strong foundation in programming and experience with one or more RTL languages such as VHDL, Verilog/System Verilog, and a solid background with RTL synthesis and simulation tools.

  • Experience with scripting languages such as TCL, Python, or Perl

  • Excellent digital design practices including approaches to design, implementation, verification, testing, documentation, and debugging
Preferred Qualifications:

One or more of the following skills are desirable:

  • Expertise with RTL design (VHDL, Verilog/System Verilog)

  • Experience with a constrained-random verification methodology (i.e. UVM, OVM, VMM)

  • Experience with scripting languages (TCL, Python, Perl, etc)

  • Experience with low-level hardware/software system debugging

  • Strong development practices including design and code reviews, testing and regression, revision control, and user documentation

  • Experience with RTL synthesis, simulation, implementation, and debug tools

  • Experience with basic signal processing concepts (MATLAB)

  • Experience with implementing signal processing algorithms

  • Experience with communication, RADAR, and/or positioning/navigation systems

  • Experience with commercial wired/wireless networking protocols

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Minimum Education/Experience:

  • BS and 3 years related experience. 


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