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FPGA Engineer - Aerospace/Defense

Los Angeles, CA · Architecture/Engineering

This full time position is based in Torrance, CA. Relocation assistance is available.
A fast-growing Southern California high tech company specializing in advanced military defense, homeland security, and energy solutions is seeking a FPGA Engineer for its Products & Engineering Division. The successful candidate will architect and code firmware for military radio frequency systems, sensor systems, avionics, control systems, and/or other innovative technological solutions.

*DOD Security clearance is required.

  • Coding of software applications/firmware to be embedded in electronic hardware and execution of firmware-hardware and software-firmware integration.
  • Development and documentation of detailed FPGA firmware specifications based on features, capabilities, and requirements of the user/customer.
  • Execution of firmware development including planning, designing, implementation, and testing/benchmarking on on-going programs.
  • Analysis and resolution of complex system-level software-firmware-hardware integration issues.
  • Implementation and documentation of firmware testing and debugging process.
  • Validation of firmware to meet documented performance/operational specifications and code optimization for computational efficiency.
  • Providing technical write-ups related to software development on bids and proposals.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in direct hands-on developing firmware for FPGAs/SoCs (preferable Xilinx FPGA Ultrascale families) within the past 7 years – preferred
  • Experience coding in VHDL, C, C++, and other object oriented languages
  • Experience with high-throughput firmware coding is a plus and signal integrity validation with Hyperlynx.
  • Experience with companion chipset design to microprocessor and encryption
  • Experience with HDL software tools such as Vivado, ISE, Quartus or Libero
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • Experience in technical writing to produce software documentation.

DOD Security clearance is required.

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The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI)
A California Certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (CA DVBE) 
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