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Lead Electrical/Computer Engineer – FPGA DSP Design - SIS (TS/SCI) in Palm Bay, FL at Volt

Date Posted: 1/15/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Palm Bay, FL
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is seeking a Lead Electrical / Computer Engineer (FPGA Design Engineer) in Palm Bay, FL. This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance.

This position will be responsible for providing FPGA DSP Design Engineering support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of a large defense contractor.

The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

The FPGA DSP Design Engineer will perform the following:

  • FPGA design process including requirements generation, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration and test.
  • Understand system requirements; capable to work with the System Engineer and to flow down the system requirements to the DSP FW/SW levels
  • Solid understanding of signal processing concepts; ability to architect signal processing firmware and software; work closely with the engineering teams through design and implementation, integration, testing, and qualification of the deliverable system
  • Experience with fixed-point digital math functions and implementations, floating point data structures, control theory (feedback systems and tracking), and communication theory
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing operations and optimization (FIR filters, Up/Down sampling, convolution, correlations…)
  • Proficiency in MATLAB; able to implement algorithms in FPGAs from MATLAB code
  • Utilize basic digital logic design concepts (understanding how VHDL code translates into logic primitives within an FPGA); understanding of all of the architectural elements within Xilinx or Altera FPGA
  • Static timing analysis and the process by which timing closure is achieved in a design
  • Experience with Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator; familiar with Subversion, Python, or Perl
  • Work closely with the engineering teams through design, implementation, integration, testing, and qualification of the deliverable system
  • Must be able to work independently and to lead a design team and negotiate solutions with Hardware / Software Engineering and Systems Engineering


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience or a Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. 
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

Preferred/Additional Skills:

  • Experience with high speed memory interfaces.
  • Experience with high speed serial protocols (PCI Express, SRIO, Ethernet).
  • Experience with Analog to Digital (AD) and Digital to Analog (DA) interfaces.
  • Experience with control protocols such AXI, I2C, SPI, RS-232/422, and SpaceWire.
  • Experience managing flash file systems.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink DSP prototyping environments including DSP System Toolbox, Communications System Toolbox, etc.
  • Proficiency managing source code in revision controls systems such as Subversion, ClearCase, GIT, etc.
  • Experience with Xilinx Vivado and the ability to build FPGAs with difficult timing/routing constraints.

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer.