Senior FPGA Design Engineer

Cambridge, MA 02139

Posted: 01/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Corporate Job Number: 239353

Job Description

Senior FPGA Design Engineer | Reston, VA OR Cambridge, MA

Note: Secret required, TS preferred. Must be willing to be on site as needed. There may be some limited opportunity for WFH. No opportunity for 100% remote 
work.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a talented senior engineer to join the digital design team. The successful candidate will contribute to FPGA development 
including design, synthesis, verification, validation, test & support.  Candidate must have experience using high level design, simulation and 
verification tools and be familiar with process flows supporting design and verification for digital FPGA efforts. Applicant should also be familiar 
with embedded software development for FPGA SoCs.  Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of hardware security, signal or 
image processing, filter design and algorithm implementation in hardware. Direct experience with embedded FPGA design is required. 

Required Qualifications:   

- BSEE with 6 years relevant experience
- Fluent in Verilog/System Verilog Coding
- Understanding of networking (specifically Ethernet/IP) layered models and protocols
- Implementation of FPGA functions to accelerate SW (checksum engines, packet parsing, etc.)
- Ability to debug designs simulated in a UVM environment
- Capability to learn Libero tools, PolarFire (SoC) devices, and IP
- Capability to learn layered communications protocols
- Experience with joint design/debug with embedded software
- Experience debugging FPGA fabric designs with embedded processor software on HW
- Capability for evaluating trade space for adding new features to FPGA fabric and/or software (knows strengths of each technology and can optimize based on requirements)
- Experience with design closure including timing, power, and area for SWaP constrained designs
- Familiarity with high-speed interfaces (10Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, DDR4, LVDS, etc)
- Experience with Linux and scripting languages
- Communicate effectively with SW engineers (in support of program execution)
- Strong analysis and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:  

- MSEE with 6 years relevant experience
- Experience with 10Gbit Ethernet and IP in HDL designs
- Understanding of higher layer protocols (TCP, UDP, etc.)
- UVM skills (Test and/or Test Bench development)
- Microchip Libero/PolarFire development
- Experience with Microchip (Microsemi/Actel) IP
- Experience with embedded processors within FPGAs
- Experience with Xilinx Vivado design tools and Petalinux
- Experience with Matlab/Simulink
- Experience working with PCB designers

Security Requirement:    

Secret required; TS preferred.
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