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Job #: R-00087748
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

The Maritime Systems Division of Leidos is looking for a FPGA Firmware Design Engineer to work with a multi-disciplined design team (electrical engineers, systems engineers, scientists, etc) to design, develop, simulate, and integrate FPGA designs and RF sensor systems based on given project requirements.  This role will also support integration, test, and verification in the final products.

Primary Responsibilities

•    Analyze, design, simulate, and implement algorithms in hardware descriptor languages, HDL (VHDL, Verilog), based on customer requirements and/or MATLAB model(s).
•    Collaborate with a multi-disciplined design team (electrical engineers, systems engineers and scientists) to design and integrate FPGA designs and RF sensor systems.
•    Analyze, design, and implement HDL test benches in hardware description languages, HDL (VHDL, Verilog), for code validation and validation against models.
•    Perform design constraints generation and verification as well as evaluate synthesis and timing performance reports.
•    Implement and validate signal processing concepts such as FFTs, channelizers, digital filters, digital modulation, digital down/up-conversion, adaptive processing, etc. into either new or existing modular HDL designs.
•    Analyze, design, simulate, and implement designs which interface to common signaling standards, typical IP hard macros such as SERDES, PLLS, etc. and/or protocols such PCIe, JESD204B, LVDS, etc.
•    Analyze schematic diagrams for either custom or commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) electronic hardware involving high-speed digital and/or analog circuitry in associated FPGA-centric systems. 
•    Develop and maintain requirements documents, functional specification documents, interface control documents, etc.
•    Generate and maintain engineering drawings and configuration management policies for FPGA project hierarchy.
•    Develop project test plans and test procedures, provide test planning support, and assist in the execution of both lab testing and field testing.
•    Provide occasional technical support and/or field support planning, and other field support in general if needed.
•    Conduct experimental tests on latest FPGA and SoC evaluation boards, evaluate results, and then develop specifications for selecting next-generation components for deliverable systems.
•    Work on problems of diverse scope, determining methods and procedures to be used on new assignments, and providing feedback and recommendations to other technical personnel.
•    Interact with outside customers, suppliers, and functional peer groups.
•    Some travel and work at remote sites for limited time periods may be occasionally required.
•    Provide status reports to project managers and/or division production manager as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have an active Secret security clearance, or ability to obtain
  • Experience with at least one FPGA Integrated Design Environment tool set such as Xilinx Vivado and Mentor Graphics ModelSim.
  • Experience with MATLAB signal processing environment
  • Requires BS degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.
  • Entry-level position 

Preferred Qualifications

•    Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related
•    Experience writing test software in C/C++ or assembly language to validate design
•    Experience with hardware integration, test and debug tools (high-speed logic analyzers, scopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
•    Familiarity with communication systems
•    Experience with high-speed (> GHz) design techniques
•    Experience with performance characteristics of analog data converters, ADCs/DACs.
•    Familiarity with JESD204B

•    Active Secret level clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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