Principal or Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA) - Tucson, AZ

We are seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Electrical Engineer (FPGA) with a BS/MSEE and 7+ years of experience who can develop FPGA designs for all of our major vendors and device families. U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities:  The EE will develop FPGA designs for all major vendors and device families, including:  Xilinx, Altera, Lattice and Microsemi.  The designs are implemented using VHDL and will support the following type of applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) Digital Signal Processing (DSP), control loops, data links, embedded processing, and processor interfaces.

As a configurable logic designer, you will work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, select parts, architect the device, perform code development, simulations, and place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies and are supported from requirements definition through integration and test, and eventually production. Configuration management of the design is maintained throughout the entire design process.

This position can be a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer based on your background & skills.

Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Science or Mathematics with 8 years of experience

  • Ability to apply advanced digital design knowledge and principles to complex designs

  • Proficient at using a hardware description language such as VHDL, Verilog, or System Verilog

  • Proficient with FPGA timing constraints and timing closure

  • Proficient with digital toolsets and backend vendor tools

  • Cross discipline knowledge such as software, digital signal processing, etc.

  • Digital Signal Processing and simulation using MATLAB or equivalent

  • Experience applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms

  • Proficient with a software or scripting language

  • Ability to take a design from concept to production

  • Ability to collaborate and work with other disciplines

  • Ability to solve integration issues and determine root cause

  • Self-directed – Able to complete tasks with minimum oversight

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with embedded systems design utilizing Microblaze, NIOS, and ARM processors

  • Knowledge of encryption/decryption standards such as AES, RSA, ECC, etc.

  • Knowledge of industry standard interfaces and protocols such as AXI, PCIe, SPI, I2C, etc.

  • Integration experience with FPGA based systems

  • Knowledge of ASIC design flow and process

  • Familiarity with advanced verification techniques

  • Ability to manage and trace requirements.