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FPGA Design Engineer - Radio Frequency (RF) Systems

Company: The AEgis Technologies Group
Location: albuquerque
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities: Summary and ObjectiveApplied Technology Associates (ATA), a BlueHalo company, is making substantial corporate investments to build out new mission area capabilities in Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Systems. The Advanced Radio Frequency Systems (ARFS) group at ATA is dedicated to developing next-generation digital beamformed phased arrays for the U.S. warfighter. ARFS provides novel solutions to customer needs enabling multi-band, multi-mission capabilities in the telemetry, electronic warfare, and communication defense markets while leveraging commercially available technology. As an emerging technology area at ATA, the ARFS group is quickly growing capabilities based on a core set of personnel that has extensive experience developing and fielding RF systems for Department of Defense (DoD) customers.Aqualified candidate has a background and interest in RF signal processing and digital beamformed phased arrays using reconfigurable FPGA hardware. Target designs will be implemented on Xilinx radio-frequency system-on-chip (RFSOC) technologies using Zynq Ultrascale+ architectures.ATA will provide related training and senior leadership, while availing testbed hardware, processing electronics, tools, and new equipment to support buildup and field test of advanced processing capabilities. The successful candidate will report as an engineer within ATAs embedded systems group.Essential FunctionsDeveloping and maintaining general purpose firmware platform architectureDeveloping and maintaining firmware for multi-channel/multi-gigasample interfacesAnalog-to-digital ConvertersDigital-to-analog ConvertersHigh-speed serial links (serial peripheral interface (SPI), 1 Gb+ Ethernet)Developing and maintaining automated FPGA firmware platform build scriptsEffective communication skills to collaborate across a multi-disciplined teamReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsWork EnvironmentThis job operates in professional, secure office and laboratory environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines, and other equipment as needed.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs,balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl,talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Position Type and Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are nominally Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 5p.m.TravelTravel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

Qualifications: Required Education and ExperienceB.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer ScienceA U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security ClearanceMinimum of 3 years of experience using Xilinx Devices (Zynq, Virtex/Kintex) and toolchains (Vivado/ISE)Minimum of 3 years of experience designing using hardware description languages (very high speed integrated circuit hardware description language (VHDL)or Verilog)Knowledge of serial communication protocols and standardsExperience with multiple clock-domain digital design techniquesExperience with in-system debuggers and logic analyzersExperience designing and managing FPGA physical constraintsExperience with Tool Command Language (TCL)Preferred Education and ExperienceFamiliarity with the XilinxRFSOCand Ultrascale devicesFamiliarity with FPGA floorplanning techniquesFamiliarity with Xilinx System generator and/or MATLABhardware description language (HDL) CoderFamiliarity with Vivado Logic Simulator and/or Aldec RivieraFamiliarity with other computing languages (C/C++, Python, Java)Primary LocationAlbuquerque NM - Huntsville AL - Colorado Springs CO

Company Overview: Applied Technology Associates (ATA), a BlueHalo company, is an advanced technology and engineering services company specializing in solutions and services for laser communications, acquisition, tracking, and pointing, space situational awareness, advanced radio frequency (RF) systems, and small satellite applications. ATA personnel have designed, developed, integrated, delivered, and field-tested systems for space, flight, maritime, and ground-based applications. ATA also has offices in Huntsville, Alabama, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chantilly, Virginia.#LI-GY1

Keywords: The AEgis Technologies Group, Albuquerque , FPGA Design Engineer - Radio Frequency (RF) Systems, Other , albuquerque, New Mexico

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