Engineer: Firmware

FPGA Engineer (Lead)

As a Senior FPGA Engineer at SRC, Inc., you will play a crucial role in the design, development, implementation, and optimization of FPGA architectures and digital design solutions. You will create and integrate programmable logic architectures and components for digital signal processing, command and control, external hardware interfaces, high-speed communication protocols and more. As a technical leader, you will collaborate with diverse, cross-functional teams of hardware and software engineers to create innovative products that meet the demands of our clients and stay at the cutting-edge of technological advancements and digital design.     

What You’ll Do    

  • Architect, design and implement FPGA solutions using Very High-Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL)/Verilog  
  • Design and optimize high-performance digital circuits and systems using VHDL/Verilog while adhering to industry best practices and digital design methodologies  
  • Conduct thorough functional and performance verification of FPGA designs through simulation and hardware testing, identifying, and resolving any design issues or bottlenecks  
  • Analyze and understand complex system requirements and translate them into efficient and optimized embedded architectures and designs  
  • Utilize advanced tools and techniques for FPGA implementation to achieve optimal performance, power, and area trade-offs  
  • Collaborate with digital board designers to ensure successful integration of FPGA designs onto PCBs and hardware platforms  
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in FPGA, SoC, RFSoC and other embedded technologies, tools, and methodologies   
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering their growth and development in FPGA design 
  • Deep understanding of FPGA design flow including RTL design, verification, logic synthesis, prototyping, timing analysis, and lab debug 
  • Use Python, TCL and other scripting languages to automate continuous development, continuous integration (CI/CD) workflows 

What You’ll Bring     

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in FPGA design and development or related experience 
  • Proficiency in VHDL/Verilog and familiarity with FPGA toolchains (Xilinx, Intel, etc.) 
  • Proficiency with using Vivado or Quartus; knowledge of recent Xilinx/Intel FPGA architectures 
  • Proficiency using RTL simulation tools 
  • Deep understanding of digital logic design, embedded systems, and FPGA architecture 
  • Experience with FPGA debugging, timing analysis, and optimization techniques 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, with excellent communication skills
  • Must be U.S. citizen

What Sets Us Apart?
SRC, Inc., a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible®. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of something truly meaningful — helping to keep America and its allies safe and strong. You’ll collaborate with more than 1,400 engineers, scientists and professionals — with 20 percent of those employees having served in the military — in a highly innovative, inclusive and equitable work environment. You’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes four or more weeks of paid time off to start, 10 percent employer contribution toward retirement, and 100 percent tuition support.

Total compensation for this role is market competitive. The anticipated salary range for this position based out of Syracuse, NY is estimated at $100,000 to $125,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s experience, skills, and abilities, geographic location as well as other business and organizational needs. SRC offers competitive benefit options, for more details please visit our website.

Equal Opportunity

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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  • Location Syracuse, New York
  • Employment Type Full-Time Salaried
  • Experience Required 6+ Years
  • Education Required Bachelors Degree
  • Security Clearance Requirement Must meet eligibility requirements
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