Today, Electronic Warfare (EW) is a growing enterprise - protecting the warfighter and our national security against ever-adapting threats. The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for a mid-level hardware design engineer to support a portfolio of programs in San Diego developing state-of-the-art system-on-chip (SoC) technology. As an SoC Architect, you will join a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of signal processing and software engineers who are developing leading-edge, cyber-resilient SoC processor solutions.
The selected individual will support activities throughout the entire SoC design lifecycle to include post-fabrication integration and test. He/she is expected to perform a wide range of functions to include SoC conceptual design, system engineering, hardware/software integration, and SoC validation. The selected individual must possess a strong understanding of SoC components and radio frequency (RF) hardware for use in embedded systems. This includes application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC), field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), digital signal processors (DSP), and data converters. He/she must also possess a sound knowledge of radar concepts as well as a good understanding of algorithm implementation and hardware/software co-design. Along with program specific technical activities, he/she will also support business development within Leidos’ broader SoC portfolio. The selected candidate will interact daily with Leidos subcontractors and potential partners within the semiconductor industry.
Design, integrate, and test SoCs suited for a diverse array of signal processing applications
Drive SoC architecture definition through documentation to include preliminary design specifications, system requirements, interface control documents, block diagrams, IP and DFT configurations
Provide technical guidance and subcontractor oversight throughout SoC design process to include, supervising design activities (RTL, DFT, physical design, verification), integration (packaging), and test (test application/demo)
Resolve complex issues related to architectural approaches, requirements, specifications and design
Work closely with a team of software, firmware, and systems engineers to ensure Leidos’ SoCs meet product requirements
Attend regular customer meetings and lead technical discussions/program reviews to support federal government customers
Cultivate relationships within the semiconductor industry to support Leidos business strategy
Keep abreast of SoC technology to influence design decisions, specifically: processors, foundry, trust, intellectual property, standards, trends, tools & methodology
Interface with the program management team to advance portfolio performance
B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field and 6+ years of prior relevant experience or M.S. degree with 4+ years of prior relevant experience
Required on-site full-time work in San Diego, CA
Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
Experience with SoC technology and components to include ASICs, FPGAs, DSPs, data converters
Familiarity with SoC design flow to include RTL, DFT, PD, Verification
Experience developing SoC test plans, executing SoC validation and test, evaluating test results, performing analysis and writing technical reports
Experience with embedded signal processing algorithms, simulations, models, and/or software for deployment on complex SoCs
Working knowledge of C/C++ and Linux operating systems
Well-organized, reliable, attention to detail, demonstrated personal initiative. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Good interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate work with others. Good oral and written communication skills
10% travel to customer/subcontractor sites as required
Masters’ degree or higher in Electrical/Computer Engineering with emphasis on digital/ASIC/FPGA design is a plus.
2+ years of ASIC and/or FPGA design experience
Breadth of experience with SoCs and associated hardware to include printed circuit boards (PCBs), FPGAs, and custom ASICs
Working knowledge of electronics test equipment like function generators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and lab power supplies.
Hands-on development of low-level embedded system software and device drivers for ASIC or SoC
Strong understanding of radar theory and fundamentals with experience working in areas of radar modeling and simulation and/or algorithm development
Demonstrated leadership of a SoC development project
Experience leading technical proposals or participating in business development strategy
Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00
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.
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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