Firmware Engineer

Job Description
Do you want to be part of America's mission to explore outer space and "protect those who protect us"?

BAE Systems is looking for a Firmware Engineer for our Manassas, Virginia Space Systems hardware design group. We are seeking an individual to perform activities such as requirements generation, design architecture, RTL coding, synthesis, test bench development, lab testing and product support.

You would be a member of the team whose products have been deployed in commercial, civil and national security space missions; including GPS, weather monitoring, satellite TV and radio, exploring the universe; most notably the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Additional work opportunities would include electronic warfare technology to deliver superior situational awareness, even in the most complex battlespace - defeating threats long before they can be seen. With this job, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of developing hardware from concept to deployment.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Current Security Clearance (Secret), or eligibility to obtain one
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Experience in FPGA Design / Development, including
  • Ability to distill higher level requirements into micro-architecture
  • VHDL (preferred) or Verilog HDL coding
  • Familiarity with Xilinx ISE/Vivado or Altera Quartus
  • Digital simulation using Modelsim/Questa or similar
  • Experience with designer-level test bench (VHDL or SystemVerilog)
  • Familiarity with revision control (git, cvs, clearcase, etc.)
  • Familiarity with static timing analysis
  • Working knowledge of internal logic analyzer (ILA/chipscope/signaltap)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and a good team player
  • Ability to mentor and willingness to be mentored
  • Strong debug and problem solving skills
  • Experience and willingness for lab testing
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience with DSP fundamentals and FPGA implementation
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience dealing with legacy designs
  • Experience in leading a design team
  • Experience in hardware design and hands-on lab debug
  • Experience being a CAM (Cost Account Manager)
  • Working understanding of Radar systems
  • Experience with UVM/SystemVerilog
  • Experience with generating scripts (Perl, Tcl, Python)
  • Working knowledge of C/C++
  • Experience with high speed ADC/DAC interface, SERDES, PCIe
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

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