Advanced FPGA Design Engineer

Contract

Bloomington, MN

Verilog, Xilinx, Altera, SystemVerilog, VHDL, 1G ethernet, fibre channel, 1553, PCIe

 

We are looking for an experienced Advanced FPGA Design Engineer for a 6+ month contracting opportunity in the Bloomington, MN area.  This company engineers high tech solutions, products and services that enable customers to execute successful operation missions.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Contract Labor Advanced FPGA Design Engineers research, design, develop and test military electronic equipment and systems including: avionics mission computers, stores management systems, signal and radar processing systems and related equipment.  The selected candidate will participate in a team environment to execute FPGA Digital Logic Design, Synthesis, Timing analysis, Verification and Lab integration activities.

 • Responsible for definition, design, verification and documentation for FPGA development
 • Determines detailed design approach
 • Translates customer requirements into a cost-effective design that is optimized for manufacturing and periodic operational maintenance
 • Defines FPGA interfaces and all aspects of device design and simulation
 • Evaluates the process flow including but not limited to high level design, synthesis, place and route, timing, and power utilization
 • Creates test and verification plans that establish functional criteria
 • Verifies test results and analyzes performance
 • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees

Additional Responsibilities:

 • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure company services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practice
 • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
 • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
 • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the company culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 • Be very familiar with constraint generation for synthesis and timing analysis
 • FPGA design and verification tasks
 • Participate in a team environment to execute FPGA Logic Design activities targeting Xilinx and/or Altera FPGAs, Synthesis, Timing closure, Verification and Lab integration
 • Board and Module digital logic design
 • Expert level Verilog coding skills
 • Familiar with constrained random verification approaches
 • Familiar with SystemVerilog and VHDL
 • Experience with high speed interfaces and complex memories
 • Familiar with high speed switch design approaches
 • Network Protocols such as 1G Ethernet, Fibre Channel, 1553 and PCIe
 • Expertise with various scripting languages and scripting approaches

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
At least 8 years of relevant work experience consisting of FPGA Verilog HDL Digital Logic Design techniques, methodologies and related verification activities

PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
 
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A U.S. Government DOD security clearance is not required for this position.
 
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  This position does not qualify for sponsorship.  NO THIRD-PARTY RESUMES PLEASE.  Applicant must be able to prove authorization to work in the US as part of Form I-9 verification.

If you are interested and available for this full-time contracting position please use the apply process where you found this job or apply directly on our website at the following URL:  http://www.newtownsolutions.com/show_job.cfm?ID=00003469&SRC=NTS