1+ months

FPGA Firmware Engineer - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Firmware Engineer in the Test Engineering Division (TEN) will develop FPGA firmware for Electronic Warfare (EW) and Avionics Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) test systems. These systems provide high fidelity simulation and stimulation of real-time Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Radio Frequency (RF), and Avionics environments for testing EW and Avionics systems. The firmware developer will use the latest high-speed/high-density FPGAs/System-on-Chips (SoCs). Specific applications may include high bandwidth data collection, digital signal processing, data manipulation, custom interfaces, and SoC processor interaction.

Job Duties:

  • Analyze system and functional requirements to develop solutions
  • Design, develop and validate firmware (VHDL, Verilog)
  • Develop test-benches and simulations to test and validate designs
  • Integrate system components and support equipment in laboratory and field settings
  • Serve as a technical expert on assigned projects and systems to include keeping up-to-date on industry standards, system interfaces, engineering tools, and road maps for current and future updates
  • Participate in technical meetings with GTRI and sponsor personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree field.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist II

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree field.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in FPGA design with VHDL and/or Verilog (FPGA experience with Xilinx product family including Zynq MPSoC preferred)
  • Experience with high-speed communications standards, e.g., Ethernet, PCI Express,
  • Experience developing relevant interfaces, including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC- and VITA-standard protocols, Serial, discrete, and analog interfaces

Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree with a graduation date of May 2021 and skills relevant to this position will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with EW and Avionics Systems architectures
  • Experience with high-performance embedded computing systems design and their applications
  • Experience and knowledge of high-performance, deterministic, low-latency design principles
  • Experience with heterogeneous (e.g., Central Processing Units (CPU), Graphics Processing Units (GPU), and FPGA) computing elements and their trade-offs

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds 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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Posted: 2021-02-23 Expires: 2021-05-07

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