1+ months

Senior FPGA/VHDL Radiation-Hard Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles and Defense, we continue to develop leading technologies to the US military and our allies. We have added power to the worlds most advanced fighter jets with the AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile) and continue to provide state of the art electronics, systems and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Behind all our projects, there is a team of talented engineers which we are looking to grow. Raytheon Technologies offers employee benefits such as:
  • 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off
  • 401(k) Savings & Investment Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Student Loan Contribution Plans
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave

Within the Digital Products Department, you will be a part of providing a key role within the Missiles and Defense Engineering organization by providing the electronics for the weapon system products. We engage at the outset of the weapon system development and follow our designs through deployment. Our team helps mold the requirements and bring concepts to life. Our products are deployed all over the world, reach the exoatmospheric environments and into space. The Digital Products Department is responsible for the architecture, design and documentation of deliverable firmware and FPGA embedded processing at RTX. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including profit sharing and a comprehensive relocation package. Learn more about our requirements and apply today!

Job Description:

You will develop FPGA designs in VHDL for all major vendors and device families including: Xilinx, Microsemi (Actel), Intel (Altera) and Lattice designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: Radiation-Hard and Radiation-Tolerant, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, partition and perform code development, simulation, place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies. Design support is expected from requirements definition through integration and test. Design documentation and configuration management are required

NOTE: This position can be either a Sr Electrical Engineer II (G09) or Principal Electrical Engineer (G10) based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Drive projects and execute to program schedules on time and budget
  • Lead small teams and mentor junior engineers
  • Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required
  • Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production
  • Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success
  • Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements
  • Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability
  • Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage
  • Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and users guides
  • Support internal and external technical reviews

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience with digital design and VHDL coding.
  • Must have experience with 6 or more of the following areas:
    • Experience in FPGA design for radiation-hard or radiation-tolerant designs
    • Experience with FPGA vendors and device families suitable for radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant designs and appropriate tool flows
    • FPGA design techniques to reduce or eliminate Single Event Effects (SEEs) i.e.
    • Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) techniques through custom FPGA Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or synthesis directives
    • Safe hardware design practices specific to FPGAs, including safe encoded Finite State Machines (FSMs)
    • Concurrent error detection, hamming code, parity code, and Built-In Self-Test (BIST) techniques
    • Verification and Validation (V&V) experience with radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant FPGA designs, including simulation and/or emulation
    • Experience with design for natural space radiation environment in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits
    • Experience with design for man-made or hostile endoatmospheric and/or exoatmospheric radiation environments including electromagnetic pulse
    • Use of MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles, requirements
    • Experience with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Expertise in delivering FPGA solutions to system level applications
    • Hands on experience with integration and debug
Desired Qualifications:
  • MS or Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • FPGA design expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Expertise in radar processing techniques
    • Expertise in image processing techniques for visual and infrared sensors
    • Expertise in embedded systems design using ARM, Microblaze, or Nios processors
    • Expertise in gigabit serial interfaces and multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
    • Expertise in constrained random verification in UVM using System Verilog
    • Expertise in verification utilizing emulation platforms, such as Veloce
  • Knowledge of C programming and scripting languages such as Perl or Python
  • Experience modeling algorithms and applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms
  • FPGA design experience using a Linux based development environment
  • Past experience in a leadership role such as team lead, technical lead, project lead, etc.
  • Past experience estimating design work, developing schedules, and tracking progress against budget and schedule for FPGA designs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Existing/active Department of Defense Secret clearance


Posted: 2021-03-24 Expires: 2021-06-13

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