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Job #: R-00027398
Location: Pasadena, CA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer to support a space mission in NASA’s GNSS, Navigation and Mission Systems program. The Engineer hired for this position will work on FPGA development for SSE racks interfacing with Flight Computer and other boxes to test their functionality. The engineer would interface with SSE hardware and software team, system engineers and end customer. Activities include test bench development, RTL module development, CDC checks, Linting, documentation, lab testing with help of software. 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop FPGA for SEE racks interfacing with Flight Computer and other boxes to test their functionality
  • Interface with SSE hardware and software team, systems engineers and the end customer
  • Test bench development
  • RTL module development
  • CDC checks

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 12-15 years of professional experience including a minimum 4 years of Electrical Engineering experience with an emphasis on digital design, including FPGA development
  • Proficient with Mentor Graphics tools
  • Experience with industry standard CAE (computer-aided engineering) tools for electrical engineering as well as EE lab equipment, such as ISE or Vivado, Modelsim or QuestaSim,  Oscilloscopes
  • Verilog/VHDL
  • Self-checking testbench development
  • FPGA development flow (ISE or Vivado)
  • Chipscope
  • CDC and lilting
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work in team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SystemVerilog/UVM
  • GIT
  • SOC development (PS/PL interface, AXI buses, DMA)
  • C/C++, scripting (TCL)
  • High speed SERDES busses (PCIe/Ethernet)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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