• Senior FPGA Developer and Design Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/15/2019 3:15 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Systems Engineering
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior FPGA Developer and Design Engineer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Responsible for definition, design, verification and documentation for FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) developments
    Determines architecture, system simulation and detailed design approach
    Defines module interfaces and all aspects of devise design and simulation
    Evaluates the process flow including but not limited to high level design, synthesis, place and route, timing and power utilization
    Creates test and simulation plans that establish functional criteria
    Verifies test results and analyzes performance
    May also review vendor capabilities, foundry technologies, device libraries and simulation tools
    Contributes to the generation and maintenance of work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
    Develops and presents requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and customers
    May contribute to technical subcontract management that may include SOW development, proposal evaluation, source selection, technical oversight, and subcontractor work product evaluation and acceptance
    Reviews vendor capability to support product development
    Applies a strong understanding of the organizationally defined processes throughout the lifecycle of the program or project
    Participates in the improvement of the FPGA organizational processes
    Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle
    Leads the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
    Contributes to the technical approach on small proposals
    Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects
    Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects

    Contributes to the development of new theories and methods in FPGA engineering
    Very strong knowledge of other related disciplines
    Very strong understanding of FPGA engineering processes
    Very strong awareness of business objectives and Engineering's role in achieving
    Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Very strong written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to think creatively
    Ability to multi-task
    Very strong skill in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Very strong ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound engineering design
    Very strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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