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Firmware/FPGA Design Engineer


Applications Engineer


Shalimar, Florida, United States


The Defense Systems Sector at Leidos, is seeking a talented Firmware/FPGA Design Engineer to join a diverse team in Fort Walton Beach, FL, to create unique solutions for complex problems.

Primary Responsibilities

The engineer’s primary job functions include architecting, implementing, and testing firmware solutions targeting high-speed FPGAs and their supporting circuitry. Additional skills to assist design teams with circuit and PCBA design and analysis, embedded processor/microcontroller or SoC designs, technical trade studies, and evaluation of technology improvements are a plus. Experience designing and implementing DSP functions is desired.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related discipline from an ABET-accredited institution with 8+ years of relevant experience or 6+ years with MS degree.

  • Experience with embedded Software/Firmware design.

  • High proficiency with C/C++, VHDL, and TCL.

  • Experience in FPGA system design and test from architecture through implementation

  • Familiarity with modern Xilinx FPGA families and design tools (7-series FPGAs, Ultrascale+, Vivado, Xilinx IP cores)

  • Experience with multiple high-speed serial communication standards and interfaces (e.g. Aurora, 10Ge, PCIe, DDR4/3/2/1, JESD204B)

  • Experience with standard internal interfaces such as AXI4, AXI4-Stream, AXI4-Lite

  • Motivated self-starter and problem solver with experience executing in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and implementing FPGA-optimized versions of DSP algorithms (e.g. modulation/demodulation, PLLs, filters, image processing)

  • Experience working with SoC designs such as Zynq and Zynq Ultrascale+ including architecting and interfacing with peripherals, interrupts, and related bus architectures

  • Experience working with embedded operating systems

  • Working knowledge of digital/analog/mixed signal electronics, components, and interface/communication standards

  • Experience with FPGA PCBA hardware design

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.