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FPGA Engineer - Rapid Prototyping
Job CategoryMA - Electrical and/or Hardware Engineering
Clearance LevelSecret
LocationMassachusetts, Lexington
Req Code17:BC-D10-022
Job Description
Solidus is searching for an FPGA Engineer to participate in development projects that range from new concepts to modifying existing and well-established systems. Responsibilities will include developing FPGA software for multiple projects, benchmarking / testing / documenting software written and provide guidance on latest FPGA hardware and assist in upgrading hardware as necessary, including new board design. Engineer will take direction to modify / develop new capabilities and upgrades to RF and Optical sensor systems that use an FPGA for signal processing or control of digital components within a system.

- DoD Secret Clearance
- PhD in a related field plus 5 years minimum experience working with FPGAs OR MS plus 10 years minimum experience.
- Experience in FPGA RTL design, embedded control, PCB design, and embedded software.
- Knowledge of digital signal processing fundamentals such as FFT's, digital down converters, waveform synthesis etc.
- Knowledge of Digital Focal Plane Array control systems architectures.
- Possess strong laboratory debug skills with some knowledge of RF hardware and test equipment.

Desired Skills:
- Experience with FPGA implementations of common interfaces (Ethernet, etc).
- Experience with advanced electronic warfare techniques and implementations in FPGAs.
- Proficiency in Xilinx Vivado, Lattice Diamond, Microsemi Libero, Altera Quartus, ModelSim, VHDL and Verilog design tools.
- Familiarity with Xilinx silicon designs ,RTL circuit design and timing closure, high-speed interfaces, converting DSP algorithm to RTL code and optimizing design on FPGA, JEDEC memory interfaces (DDRx SDRAM, NAND flash, etc), Xilinx PCIe (utilization of hard IP), and signal & video processing and arithmetic in FPGAs.
- Knowledge of DMA interfaces for ARM microprocessors, etc.

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