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Job #: R-00074451
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Summary

The Defense & Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Firmware Engineer with an active DoD SECRET clearance to join our team.  This position will support the CECOM Software Engineering Center contract performing Post Production Software Sustainment for the Terrestrial Sensors Software Branch.

This position will report to the Leidos Technical Lead at the Software Engineering Environment located in APG, MD.  A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience developing, modifying, and optimizing FPGA firmware code; developing, reviewing, and revising hardware, firmware, and circuit designs; creating and executing tests; and generating documentation detailing direct system operation.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for modifying FPGA designs to correct firmware issues using Vivado, Quartus and QuestaSim for FPGA design and simulation

  • Perform VHDL coding to optimize existing firmware code to reduce the FPGA resources used by the exiting algorithms

  • Possess the ability and understanding to develop and review designs for circuit cards assemblies, test hardware, and other system documentation

  • Design unit, integration, and system level tests to verify the performance, specifications, and compliance of VHDL products and FPGA implementation

  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot hardware and solder electrical circuits

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Electronics Engineering or any other Scientific or Technical discipline plus an additional 12+ years of demonstrated experience in firmware engineering.  No substitution of experience for a degree is allowed. - Possess and maintain a DoD SECRET Clearance

- Ability to understand and modify VHDL code in existing Altera & XILINX FPGAs using Altera Quartus, Xilinx Vivado and Mentor Graphics QuestaSim for design and simulation

- Prepare, maintain, and update relevant system baseline documentation, specifications, compiled firmware, test benches, verification plans, and other technical reports

- Design unit, integration, and system level tests to verify the performance, specifications, and compliance of VHDL products and FPGA implementation

- Have the ability to read, modify, and design electrical diagrams, circuit card designs, test hardware specifications, and other system documentation

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience working with XILINX Virtex II & IV FGPAs and Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs and SOCs and their associated design tools to include Vivado and QuestaSim for VHDL design, coding, and simulation

- Experience working with Altera Stratix Series FPGAs and their associated design tools to include Quartus and QuestaSim for VHDL design, coding, and simulation

- Ability to design, modify, and troubleshoot system and test hardware circuitry

- Ability to design and document mechanical drawings of test hardware.

- Ability to solder electrical components

- Knowledge of infrared camera technology (focal plane arrays, cryocoolers)

- Understanding of US military biometrics, sensors and surveillance systems or other US Military Experience

- Knowledge of Git based tools, such as GitLab or Atlassian BitBucket.

- Excellent oral and written communications skills.

- Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment.

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Covid Guidance

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 43,000 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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