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Entry-Level Firmware Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Primary Responsibilities

In this role, project assignments could be focused in one or multiple of the following areas:

  • Design, simulation, and testing of firmware using hardware description languages (HDL) to drive custom hardware.
  • Testing and integration of RF electronics such as high speed DACs used for waveform generation and ADCs used for signal processing.
  • Utilizing cutting edge AMD/Xilinx FPGA and SoC families and design tools such as the RFSoC.
  • Testing and debugging hardware using lab equipment such as spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Working on multidisciplinary teams to debug problems when integrating firmware and PCB designs with Radar and Seeker hardware.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Candidate must have experience with hardware description languages (VHDL or Verilog).
  • Candidate must have a background in FPGA firmware development from architecture through implementation, simulation, and hardware testing.
  • Candidate must have hand-on laboratory experience with instrumentation and test equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with Vivado (AMD/Xilinx design tools), C, C++, Linux, and MATLAB are desired.

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 $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

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.