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FPGA Design Engineer (US Citizen) – San Diego, CA

San Diego, California
6 Sep 2022

Job Description:

  • The Senior Specialist FPGA Engineer will perform the following:
  • Support proposal efforts in the estimation and planning of end-to-end FPGA development.
  • Decompose and allocate system and box-level requirements to FPGA requirements and specifications.
  • Assist in architecting solutions against requirements and implement those solutions in various FPGA technologies or platforms.
  • Follow, enforce, and refine consistent firmware development processes across FPGA designs.
  • Synthesize designs to targeted technologies and perform constraint driven place and route and analysis.
  • Generate design review and deliverable documentation including review packages, block diagrams, interface control documents, and test plans/procedures.
  • Conduct design peer reviews at various phases in the development process.
  • Ensure FPGA simulations verify performance, then integrate and test the FPGA on the circuit card assembly.
  • Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.
  • In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


  • BS Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering with 6 years relevant experience or a Graduate Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • Experience with VHDL, the FPGA design process, and the tools used to generate the FPGA designs
  • Experience building FPGAs with difficult timing and/or difficult routing constraints
  • Experience with standard lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and signal generators

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Secret or Top Secret security clearance
  • Fundamental experience with, and a desire to perform management functions
  • Designing for space environments
  • Experience with communications/DSP systems
  • Experience with verifying FPGA implementations against system models in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with 1553B, SpaceWire, XAUI, JESD, I2C, SPI interfaces
  • Experience with digital encryption schemes
  • Experience with embedded processors

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  • Job Reference: 705214974-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Altimeter Solutions
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application