Aerospace

Digital & Integrated Circuit Electronics ASIC/FPGA Senior MTS or Engineering Specialist

3+ months agoEl Segundo, CA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. The Digital and Integrated Circuit Electronics Department (DICED) resides within ESD and supports the design, modeling, simulation, verification, analysis, and test for microelectronics and digital electronic boards, boxes, subsystems, and systems for civil, commercial, and national space systems. Our expertise, combined with sophisticated in-house laboratories, rapid prototyping, and extensive modeling and simulation capabilities, enables DICED to deliver innovative solutions to national space systems and civil customers.

What You'll Be Doing [5-7 bullets recommended]

  • Design, develop, test, and verify FPGAs embedded in digital electronic designs for rapid prototyping efforts
  • Support the development and test of software and firmware, including associated support test equipment (STE) software required in these digital design projects
  • Leverage the use of state-of-the-art high-speed digital and microelectronic technology and design best practices
  • Initiates the development of intra- and inter-organizational relationships to facilitate successful project execution
  • Provide written reports on electronic design project status and results, brief the customers and management on project status/results, and provide end of week reports
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed
This role can be filled as an

Aerospace Senior Member of the Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist

Qualifications for consideration as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related field
  • At least five years of experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to design and program FPGA's using Hardware Description Language (HDL) and associated software design tools, as well as successfully test and verify final designs
  • Ability to work in small teams in the design, development, test, and verification of digital and microelectronic hardware, including FPGA design
  • Ability to document projects in technical reports, presentations/briefs, and report findings to the customer and Aerospace management
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 25%
  • Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Eight or more yearsof increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree, including experience in high-speed digital design development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent digital & integrated circuit electronics projects
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++ and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments
  • Familiarity with Verilog, SystemVerilog, and VHDL
  • Familiarity of high-speed signal integrity design best practices and associated software simulation tools
  • Current Secret or Top-Secret clearance with SSBI or periodic reinvestigation completed within the last five years that resulted in clearance granted or maintained

Qualifications for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related discipline
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in designing and programming FPGA's using Hardware Description Language (HDL) and associated software design tools, as well as successful test and verification of final designs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams in the design, development, test, and verification of digital and microelectronic hardware
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent design and analysis projects
  • Ability to document projects in technical reports, presentations/briefs, and report findings to the customer and Aerospace management
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 25%
  • Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related discipline
  • Twelve or more yearsof relevant working experience with digital and microelectronic hardware design, development, test, and verification
  • Current and active Top-Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access TS/SCI government clearance
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++ and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments
  • Familiarity with Verilog, SystemVerilog, and VHDL
  • Demonstrated expertise in supporting advanced optical sensor systems, including familiarity of focal plane array operation and testing
  • Expert knowledge of high-speed digital design best practices, including signal integrity

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.