Job Description

Hardware Engineer 
Contract Multiple Openings, 3 years Assignment 40 hours weekly

Active Secret Required, with Partial work from Home.


Designs, develops, and tests computer hardware, including computer systems, circuit boards, computer chips, keyboards, routers, and printers. Supervises the manufacturing, production, and installation of the parts. Designs and oversees the production of computer hardware equipment. Tests and re-tests parts to ensure they work properly. Identifies and isolates defects. Designs and develops the software systems that control computers. Designs and tests circuits and other electronic components. Tests work and refine processes. Integrates components into the final design. Evaluates the effectiveness of the design and change if necessary. Generates specifications for parts. Controls the efficiency of processes. Builds, tests and modifies product prototypes. Analyzes information and recommend appropriate hardware to users. Designs support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives. Specifies power supply requirements and configuration. Retrieves data for analysis of system capabilities. Experience with Hardware engineering software (Altium Designer, Orcad, Cadence Allegro) and Electronics tools (soldering irons, magnifiers)

Background Needed

The Tactical Networks Group specializes in advanced network and communications systems development, with a focus on rapid prototyping of waveforms and algorithms to support radical next generation tactical mobile, military airborne communications systems. The group is seeking an experienced FPGA Designer to implement cutting edge algorithms.

Required Skills:
1. Proficiency with digital hardware (FPGA) design and implementation using VHDL 2. Experience with the Xilinx Virtex/Kintex 7 or UltraScale/Ultrascale+ family of devices 3. Proficiency in the Vivado/Modelsim/QuestaSim workflow 4. Proficiency in implementing signal processing algorithms in an FPGA 5. Understanding of integrating 3rd party IP in an FPGA 6. Proficiency in board-level interface debugging and verification 7. Proficiency using a Linux OS

Preferred Skills:
1. Experience with integrating and deploying multiple FPGAs using high speed interfaces such as Aurora, Serial RapidIO, PCIe and/or 10G/1G Ethernet 2. Experience with script development and task automation in an interpreted scripting language such as Python, TCL, Perl, BASH or TCSH 3. Hands-on experience with HW test equipment such as Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers, 4. Experience with Xilinx Zinq, MPSOC, or RFSOC devices 5. Familiarity with software development in C/C++ 6. Familiarity with UVM and SystemVerilog


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