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2018-09-202018-10-20

Branch Head for FPGA Hardware Research and Development - CIPHER

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA
  • Job Code
    493709
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Branch Head for FPGA Hardware Research and Development - CIPHER

ID: 493709
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Countermeasures, Cybersecurity, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, Software Development/Design, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing, High Performance Computing, Instrumentation, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, Project/Program Management, Signal Processing

Job Description

Georgia Tech Research Institutes's (GTRI) Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) seeks a seasoned HW/FPGA digital design engineer with interest in leading a branch focused on the development of novel cutting-edge hardware designs and performing digital hardware analysis to support microelectronics security research.

TMPO researches microelectronic applications, tools, architectures, and materials to evaluate the security, trust, and reliability of microelectronic devices and the critical systems which rely upon them.  TMPO develops tools and techniques in the areas of assurance, anti-tamper, and reliability for FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, microcontrollers, and other devices, to include novel hardware-oriented security and trust protections.

The TMPO Hardware Branch Head will work with branch engineers and program personnel as part of a cohesive team to develop secure FPGA hardware designs, conduct and support complex system experimentation, and analyze the security of FPGA designs for a variety of customers. Branch Head candidates should have a strong understanding of embedded systems, hardware design, digital logic design, and various hardware architectures, and a strong history of experience in the design, prototyping, building, and testing of digital systems, from initial requirements through implementation, verification, testing, and deployment.

Branch Heads will also be responsible for writing and winning proposals for sustained branch growth, and will be responsible for ensuring that the branch is continuing to pursue new and novel research efforts through judicious use of internal R&D funding.

Other responsibilities include: performing branch staffing and employee appraisals; ensuring branch is equipped with the necessary tools, equipment, and software required to perform tasks in an efficient and effective manner; responsible for maintaining adequate engineering expertise in order to successfully complete projects and win new efforts. These include posting job openings, resume review, candidate interviews and hiring recommendations; maintaining the technical health of branch employees through professional development, training, and promoting publication of novel research in appropriate venues.

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and four (4) years of relevant full time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should have prior experience leading large project efforts and/or leading engineering teams. Prior branch-level leadership experience is not required, but will be taken into consideration.
  • Prior experience working with at least one major FPGA vendor design tool suite (Xlinx ISE and/or Vivado, Altera Quartus Tool Suites, Microsemi Libero) and a demonstrated understanding of standard FPGA design flow (Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis, Floor Planning)
  • Experience designing hardware leveraging at least one industry standard HDL language (e.g. Verilog, System Verilog, VHDL)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design experience with high-speed hardware interfaces, data flow (FIFOs, clock domain crossing), and bus protocols (e.g. AXI, AMBA)
  • Experience designing FPGA applications for one or more of the following domains: High-speed networking, wireless communications, radar applications, image processing, machine learning
  • Experience with Octave/Python/MATLAB/Simulink for modeling digital signal processing blocks.
  • Experience with analog/digital circuit design, and PCB design and manufacturing
  • Experience with low-level (C/C++) programming and a high-level scripting language (e.g. Python, TCL)
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .

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