Job Description

Sr. FPGA Design Engineer

Contract 18 Months 40 hours weekly
1.5% OT

Possible flexibility with remote in beginning - Candidates MUST be comfortable with working onsite in CT

Job Mission

The FPGA Firmware Engineer provides expertise to deliver FPGA designs supporting electronic and electrical designs for the entire development process. Conceptional design through detail design, prototypes through volume manufacture, initial integration through qualification. You will collaborate with a multidiscipline project team, perform engineering analysis and generate detailed design documents.
The position requires someone who solves problems and takes ownership of their work, and retains a sense of urgency to meet project deadlines. We are looking for candidates with innovative and energetic personalities who are willing to explore new ideas, and strong team players with excellent communication skills. motivated, extremely organized and self-driven individuals.
This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). As a condition of employment, qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

The FPGA Firmware Engineer will work with a team of specialists who will be responsible for developing, testing, and supporting electronics boards or sub-systems. The engineer will be responsible for definition, design, verification and documentation for FPGA’s (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). They will provide RTL design, simulation, physical implementation and verification of complex FPGA modules comprising a mix of custom RTL with hard and soft vendor IP cores within a larger architecture.
Determine architecture, system verification and detailed design approach
Define module interfaces and all aspects of device design and simulation coordinated with the PC Board Designers
Evaluate the process flow including but not limited to high level design, synthesis, place and route, timing constraints and power utilization
Develop test, simulation plans and design verification test plans at design top level
Develop, implement and supervise design verification test plans at system level.
Support the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the FPGA development life cycle
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Independently determine approach to solutions and get alignment from System Engineers and board developers

Contribute to design and development of FPGA hardware for control, communications systems and digital signal processing (DSP) platforms.


Minimum qualifications - the hired candidate must possess all of the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for the position including:
BS Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering
8+ years relevant design experience
Required technical skills
Highly proficient use and understanding of FPGA engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Highly proficient in FPGA design languages and tools including VHDL and UVM or OSVVM (Altera High Level Synthesis is preferred)
Experience with FPGA development software - (Modelsim, Quartus, Mentor CDC is preferred)
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Experience with FPGA SoC, including Avalon and AXI architectures
Experience with architecting and implementing embedded processors including NIOS
Proficient in implementing IP blocks based on interface requirements and designing the required interface logic to overall FPGA architecture
Expertise using VHDL for implementation and verification of FPGA designs
Basic knowledge of signal algorithms
Knowledge/hands-on experience with software/technical tools
VHDL, System Verilog, UVM
Questa Sim, Modelsim, Quartus
MATLAB and SimuLink
Electronic Laboratory Equipment
Soft skill requirements
Strong English communication skills - both written and oral
Experience working in a project-oriented team
Ability to prioritize tasks

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