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Embedded Firmware Engineer


Applications Engineer


Shalimar, Florida, United States


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

Primary Responsibilities:

The applicant must have experience writing embedded software in the C or C++ languages for embedded systems. They should have a solid understanding of and experience with real-time software principles such as RTOS task scheduling and prioritization, inter-process communication with semaphores and mutexes, memory management involving both the stack and heap, and boot processes. Must have experience interacting with real hardware from a software environment and have experience writing low-level device drivers in both bare-metal and operating system environments, interacting with device registers and chip-to-chip hardware interfaces. Must have experience with boot processes and bootloaders and customizing bootloaders, such as U-Boot to support specific hardware configurations. Experience with low-level communication protocols such as SPI, I2C, and UART are a must. Experience with high-speed data transfer using protocols like PCIe and Aurora are desired.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related discipline from an ABET-accredited institution with 12+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years with MS degree.

  • Experience with embedded Software/Firmware design.

  • Experience working with embedded operating systems

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

  • 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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.