FPGA Design Engineer

Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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i3 has an exciting opportunity for an FPGA Design Engineer to support the Naval Research Laboratory, Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. The TEWD's mission is to protect the warfighter from emerging threats by advancing electronic warfare (EW) through RDT&E of current and future technologies. The design engineer will aid in cross-domain collaboration by providing implementation guidance/assistance to RF engineers.

This position is located in Washington, D.C. at NRL.

There will be local travel to customer locations within the greater DC metro area.

  • Architect and implement hardware/software-based DSP systems with the Xilinx RFSoC family of devices.
  • DSP pipeline design using a combination of firmware (HDL) and software (C/C++).
  • Development of interface middleware which facilitates access to FPGA programmable logic.
  • Lab setup and evaluation of circuit cards.
  • Generate technical documentation.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in digital design.
  • Experience designing and integrating digital circuitry to include: FPGAs, DSPs, and fundamental circuit elements.
  • Working knowledge of embedded Linux (i.e. Petalinux).
  • Familiar with common bus standards (e.g. Wishbone, AXI, etc.).
  • Experience developing/debugging embedded (both OS-based and baremetal) software in C/C++.
  • Working knowledge of Xilinx design/debug tools and SoC (MPSoC or RFSoC) programmable logic devices.
  • Experience implementing and evaluating performance of DSP algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in digital design.
  • Experience with RF systems (radar, communications, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of over/undersampling within various Nyquist zones.
  • Experience using industry-standard digital simulation software (e.g. ModelSim).
  • Working knowledge of the AXI bus protocol and its variants (e.g. streaming AXI, AXI-lite).
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink and their associated HDL-generation workflows.
  • Experience writing technical documentation.
  • Familiarity with VPX (VITA-46) standards.
  • Experience operating electronic test equipment (e.g. spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes).
Clearance Requirements:

  • Active Top Secret clearance with Tier 5 background investigation preferred. Active secret required.
About i3

Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, i3 is a national leader in providing innovative technical and engineering solutions to a broad customer base across the U.S. DoD. Specializing in missile and aviation engineering and logistic services, electronic warfare and electromagnetic affects analysis, UAS system integration and flight operations, full lifecycle C5ISR engineering services, engineering analysis, cybersecurity and IT/IA innovative solutions and virtual training, simulation & serious game development and implementation.
  • We were founded in 2007 with the intent to do business differently.
  • Our focus is to leave our team members and customers better than we found them.
  • Our ultimate goal is to strengthen our Nation and our warfighter.
Perks and Benefits at i3:
  • 100% team member owned
  • Outstanding insurance coverage
  • 401(k) match
  • Health and wellness incentives
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement
  • Generous PTO
  • Fun culture with company activities
  • Countless opportunities to give back to the community through our charitable organization, i3 Cares
We work hard. We compete hard. We play hard. Apply now to join us!

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