FPGA Design Engineer

at Leidos
Location Tewksbury
Date Posted June 11, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Full Time



Job Description:

If you are an experienced, motivated and talented FPGA Design Engineer - we want to speak with you! Leidos' Security and Detection Engineering's team in Tewksbury, MA has an immediate need for an engineer with strong experience in high-speed analog/digital board and FPGA development, as well as some knowledge in embedded design; p referably in RF applications.

This critical role offers the excitement of developing custom solutions for products as a key technical team contributor, while participating in a small multi-disciplinary team working together on a variety of challenging projects. Using bleeding edge technology, you'll be developing truly novel solutions that make travel and trade safer , healthier, and more efficient on a global level. You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, enjoy flexible work arrangements, and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth.

If selected, your expertise would be put to action in at least the following core expectations:

  • Working with multidisciplinary design teams throughout the development and new product introduction cycle from concept, design, and development to prototype, test verification, and documentation to production.

  • Taking responsibility for the architecture and development of the hardware and FPGA development. Our typical modules may include MMIC's, Microcontrollers, Processors Modules and FPGA's.

  • Assisting and collaborating in the design of digital and mixed signal board development.

  • Maintaining and augmenting existing designs.

  • Maintaining appropriate documentation in accordance with the Quality Management System of the company.

  • Participating in Design Engineering project status meetings, preparing written reports, analysis, and design review material in accordance with established development processes and procedures.

Required Education & Experience

BSEE or BSCE and at least 10 years of applicable, transferable and successful design work experience with most of the following:

  • Experience with developing mixed signals board and FPGA's, circuit design and troubleshooting.

  • Experience in circuit design interfacing with RF Devices.

  • Experience with communication protocols I2C, SPI, 1-wire, Ethernet, USB, PCIe.

  • Knowledge in High Speed design (LVDS), ADC, DAC, LDO, switching regulator selection etc.

  • Working experience using Schematic capture, layout, circuit analysis, and circuit simulation tools. (OrCAD, DxDesigner, Altium, LTSpice, Matlab, HyperLynx, PAD's, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience using measurement equipment such as, signal generators, oscilloscopes etc. (spectrum analyzers, network analyzers is a plus)

  • Hands-on experience VHDL/Verilog design targeting Xilinx platforms

  • Working experience with optical interfaces are highly desirable. (SFP+)

  • Application of good writing skills in the preparation of appropriate specifications, engineering analyses reports, and technical documents using MS Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint/Project/Visio, etc.

  • Ability to Communicate and work effectively with internal design teams and external contract manufacturers.

  • Ability to work independently in an engineering results oriented development environment.

  • Good engineering analysis, problem solving, judgment, analytical capability, and follow-up.

  • Ability to define and manage tradeoffs between cost, performance and other design parameters.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with script languages (Python) is plus

  • Understanding of EMC/EMI design principles is a plus.

If you meet most of the qualifications above and want to get a stronger understanding of this role, please submit your interest today for immediate consideration. Take some time to speak to us and learn more about how you could contribute and make positive impact to a great mission that benefits the world in security, and establish yourself as a professional engineer in this space!

Learn more about the greater Security Detection and Automation Operation team, which is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers' missions and needs:

  • Checkpoint

  • Hold Baggage

  • Ports & Borders

  • General Automation

Learn more about Leidos' Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

More about the larger Leidos:

Leidos is a Fortune 500 company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world's most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.


External Referral Bonus: Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework: No

Clearance Level Required: None

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Requisition Category: Professional

Job Family: Electrical Engineering

Pay Range:


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