FPGA System Design Engineer - 30896 in Adelphi, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

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    Adelphi, MD
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Job Description

Develop and integrate tailored hardware and software solutions in support of research & development activities for communications, radar, and electronic warfare applications. We seek a candidate able to develop algorithms and integrate prototypes for demonstrator hardware projects. Areas of emphasis include the development of novel radar, LPI/LPD communications, electronic attack, and electronic warfare support systems. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 5+ years of FPGA based development
  • Understand abstract level research requirements, architect, and implement in an FPGA.
  • Responsible for developing FPGA based systems particularly using Xilinx Series 7 FPGAs (Virtex and Zynq Ultrascale)
  • Proficiency with Xilinx Tools
  • Expertise with Zynq and ARM processor development
  • Candidate should be familiar with standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generator, logic analyzer, power supplies etc.)
  • US Citizenship and must be able to obtain a secret clearance
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual that can succeed in a team environment
  • Design and implement system-on-chip solutions that use embedded ARM processors such as Zynq Ultrascale DDR memories, fast serial interfaces such as JESD-204B, 1G/10G Ethernet interfaces, and more
  • Experience with least one scripted language (Python or MATLAB)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Propose and execute prototype projects that introduce an innovative solution to new or existing problems
  • Knowledge of industry’s best practices in embedded software design
  • Strong understanding of C/C++ software development, IDE development tools
  • Basic knowledge of RF theory
  • Prior experience with Software Defined Radios (SDR) and GNU Radio
  • Working knowledge of Bash, Java
  • Experience with embedded Linux platforms
  • Experience with digital communications theory and DSP algorithms
  • Experience with IP networking protocols





Security Clearance: None

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