Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

July 5, 2022

Description

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer

Submit Resume ID: 497432 Type: Researchers Location: Atlanta, GA Categories: Algorithm Development, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, Electronic Warfare, Radar, Signal Processing, Avionics

Project/Unit Description

The FPGA Engineer position in the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Applied Embedded Systems Division (AES) supports design, development, and implementation of a wide variety of algorithms in software and programmable hardware using the latest high-speed/high-density FPGAs/System-on-Chips (SoCs). This may include high bandwidth data collection, digital signal processing, data manipulation, custom interfaces, and SoC processor interaction. Development work will support research and applications in the radar and electronic warfare domains.

Job Purpose

The Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer supports the design, development, and implementation of a wide variety of functionality and algorithms in programmable hardware using the latest high-speed/high-density FPGAs and System-on-Chips (SoC). This position may include high bandwidth data collection, digital signal processing, data manipulation, custom interfaces, and SoC processor interaction. Additional responsibilities typically include analyzing system and functional requirements to design, develop, and validate firmware for very-high-speed integrated circuits using a Hardware Description Language (VHDL, Verilog) and interface requirements and implementation to data converter chips. The FPGA engineer is then responsible for modeling and simulating the design in a test bench environment for validation purposes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform firmware development using a Hardware Description Language (VHDL, Verilog)
  • Develop test bench models to simulate and validate design
  • Integrate system components and support equipment in a laboratory setting
  • Contribute to technical reports and presentations
  • Contribute to white papers, and competitive proposals
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Analyze system and functional requirements to develop solutions.
  • Serve as a technical expert on assigned projects and systems including keeping up-to-date on industry standards, system interfaces, engineering tools, and road maps for current and future updates.
  • Participate in technical meetings with GTRI and sponsor personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience in FPGA development.
  • Experience with Xilinx or Altera/Intel FPGAs.
  • Experience with debugging and testing.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program relevant to this position will be considered. The candidate must have a graduation date of no later than May, 2022.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Experience with VHDL.
  • Experience with embedded processors such as Microblaze or ARM SoC.
  • Experience with embedded software (C/C++).
  • Experience with high-speed digital sampling and processing of RF signals.
  • Experience developing systems for military or high-reliability applications.
  • Travel Requirements

    <10% travel

    Education and Length of Experience

    This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 0 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field
  • U.S. Citizenship Requirements

    Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

    Clearance Type Required

    Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

    Benefits at GTRI

    Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https: // hr.gatech.edu/benefits

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute's mission of solving the world's most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

    Posted: 04/05/2022 Closes: 07/05/2022

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