Hardware Engineer

    • Arlington, VA

The Role

The Principal Hardware Engineer is an expert in all stages of FPGA development and verification, from the creation of real-time processing architectures through final hardware qualification and production.  The candidate has extensive experience with large, complex FPGA designs employed in heterogenous signal processing systems.  This individual will lead the development of FPGA firmware for sophisticated embedded sensor systems, working with system, software, RF and other hardware engineers to implement and verify the solution in an integrated software defined radio platform.

  • Lead FPGA development and verification within a small multi-disciplinary team
  • Analyze problem space to elicit and validate requirements
  • Assess technologies & products to recommend vendors & partners
  • Write design specifications, define project tasks, create estimates of effort
  • Develop and implement FPGA architectures for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and machine learning systems
  • Conduct simulation, lab, qualification and field testing to verify FPGA operation
  • Interface with other design teams to resolve design, implementation, and deployment issues
  • Assist with reviews of all major hardware development projects
  • Stay current with latest FPGA technologies, development environments, tools, processes and best practices
  • Report status against project plan
  • Prepare and present technical briefings to customers and senior management


  • 10+ years of comprehensive experience in high-speed, high-complexity FPGA development
  • Experienced with high-speed memory and I/O interfaces (DDR3/4, PCIe, etc.)
  • Familiar with a wide range of hardware interfaces (I2C, SPI, DMA engines, etc.)
  • Fluent with VHDL/Verilog and with industry-standard design and simulation tools
  • Experienced in development for rugged embedded environments


Additional Consideration Given to Candidates with The Following Skills

  • Digital Signal Processing methods and applications
  • Schematic-level hardware design
  • Design for Signal Integrity (SI) and SI analysis


Federated Wireless is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law.

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