Jr. FPGA Engineer

Job Description

The engineer will become a team-member of the Embedded Systems group and will design, simulate, and test FPGA designs for terrestrial and space-based opto-mechanical applications (e.g. fast steering mirrors, inertial reference units, camera acquisition, video processing, and general real-time systems). FPGA engineers at ATA provide support in FPGA architecture design, implementation via VHDL (Verilog is an acceptable substitute), simulation, test of implemented designs on hardware targets, and troubleshooting of existing designs.

Essential Functions: 

  • - FPGA architecture design

  • - FPGA interface design for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

  • - VHDL circuit implementation and simulation

  • - Design of software and firmware test harnesses

  • - Bench-level hardware testing and troubleshooting of FPGA designs

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering (Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science)
      from an accredited four-year university with more than two years of experience in FPGA design

  • - Experience with Xilinx devices (e.g. Virtex, Zynq) and design tools (e.g. Vivado, ISE)

  • - Basic knowledge of C or C++ to support authoring of software test harnesses for FPGA designs

  • - Ability to interpret basic electrical schematics and datasheets

  • - Must be a U.S. person, and able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - Master’s degree in Engineering or other relevant Engineering (Electrical/Computer Engineering
      or Computer Science) from an accredited university with two or more years of experience
      with FPGA design

  • - Experience with MATLAB scripting

  • - Experience with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and architectures

  • - Current Secret DoD Clearance

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work : This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week minimum.

Travel: No

Primary Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Relocation Available: Possibly

ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20190402.

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