Senior Principal FPGA Design Engineer - FAST Labs

BAE Systems

Posted June 3, 2023

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Job Description

See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.

Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.

Through research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, the research and development team in FAST Labs collaborate across the enterprise. On this team, you’ll have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing.

FAST Labs™ is seeking a Senior Principal FPGA Design Engineer to join our creative team.

The Role:

In this role, you will have opportunities to work as an FPGA Designer on a cross functional team made up of Scientists, Systems/Software/Hardware Engineers, and Program Management under the guidance of a Chief Engineer on research programs. In this role you will:

• Translate Requirements into Hardware Description Language (HDL) designs

• Evaluate FPGA performance using simulation tools

• Resolve code synthesis issues

• Create design documentation

• Mentor and share your knowledge with junior FPGA engineers.

• Support Systems and Software Engineers on Integration of FPGA Designs in a laboratory environment

Who You Are:

• You love working with a team and receiving input from others.

• You love finding new and creative ways to solve problems.

• You live for details.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship.

Because of the need for intermittent in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform a portion of work onsite, this position will be considered hybrid. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility as well as remotely, when applicable.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

• 8+ years of FPGA (strongly preferred) or ASIC Design / Development experience with Bachelor's Degree (less with advanced degree)

• Ability to distill higher level requirements into micro-architecture

• Current Secret Security Clearance, or eligible to obtain one

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

• Experience with ADC/DAC, JESD, PCIe, Ethernet interfaces

• Experience with creating FPGA designs based on Matlab/Simulink model

• Current Top Secret Security Clearance, or eligible to obtain one

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.