PRINCIPAL FPGA ENGINEER

Businesses Collins Aerospace - Westford, MA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $180,000 a year
EducationSkills
Date Posted:
2018-10-12-07:00

Country:
United States of America

Location:
HMA03: ISR Systems - Westford HO 7 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA, 01886 USA
Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

If you want to help make our world a safer place – in space, in the air, on the ground, in the sea – the ISR & Space Systems team may be the place for you. Every day we support critical missions of warfighters and astronauts with cutting-edge vision, reconnaissance and life-support systems. Our mission is their success.

Collins Aerospace has an immediate opening for a Principal FPGA/SoC developer to design next generation Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) imaging systems. Be part of a collaborative hardware/firmware team executing the division’s technology road map for image processing and control systems through IR&D and direct product development. Work on a small and agile development team operating with entrepreneurial ingenuity while taking advantage of opportunities to leverage diverse technologies and resources across the greater division. The Principal FPGA developer will be responsible for the architecture, requirements specification, architecture, design analysis, algorithm implementation, RTL design, and verification of FPGA based image processing and control systems designs.

Education /Certifications

BS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, MS preferred

Experience/ Qualifications:
  • 10+ years’ experience implementing FPGA firmware in VHDL/Verilog
  • Successful track record delivering FPGA designs into production
  • Experience leading a FPGA design team
  • Verification experience developing test bench methodologies and infrastructure
  • Active secret clearance or ability to obtain a clearance
Skill Requirements:
Design Experience: FPGA System on a Chip (SoC) architecture definition and partitioning, algorithm implementation, HW/SW interfaces, PCB interfaces, and design for in-system test. Model-based design and PCB design (Mentor Tool Suite) a plus. Tools and Languages: Xilinx Design Tools (Vivado/SDK), PC and Linux environments, Questa/Modelsim tools (GUI and scripting), and configuration management tools (Git, SVN). VHDL and C/C++ preferred. SystemVerilog and Matlab a plus. MicroSemi, Altera, and Lattice experience a plus. Verification Experience: Creation of HDL-based test benches coupled with code-coverage tools to support directed and pseudo-random testing. SystemVerilog, high-level language simulation environments, and model based verification experience a plus Device Experience: Xilinx: Zynq/Ultrascale+ SOC (ARM) preferred. Microcontroller experience (PIC, ARM, and Microblaze) preferred. Specific Technology Experience: Zynq AXI peripherals, DDR and memory arbitration, Ethernet and high-speed transceivers, PCIe, image/signal processing, control systems, implementing processing functions (fixed point, pipeline, parallelism), timing closure, and chip-to-chip interfaces. Hardware Test Experience: Vendor debugging tools (Xilinx Chip Scope) and design of synthesizable test code and traps. Leadership Experience: Prior experience leading an FPGA design team preferred, including project planning, budgeting/scheduling, bids/proposals, and task assignment/tracking. MS Project experience preferred. At UTC Aerospace Systems, we are the world leaders in high altitude electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S. military in real-time ISR operations. Our passion for the Warfighter and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly-engineered systems we deliver. At UTC Aerospace Systems, we value people, integrity, ideas and performance. This position offers an exciting opportunity to grow technically and broaden capabilities while proudly contributing to unique state of the art solutions that truly make a difference.

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