The MITRE Corporation FPGA-ASIC Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts
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MITRE’s Electronic Systems Development and Embedded Security department is seeking to hire talented engineers with a background in FPGA and/or ASIC design to support advanced research and development projects of national significance. Qualified candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team to help support the design and implementation of proof-of-concept prototype systems on embedded hardware platforms. Our diverse set of sponsors and research objectives provide a wide variety of interesting work opportunities such as:
Real-time communication and sensor systems leveraging cutting-edge FPGA technology and SDR platforms
Advanced architectures for high throughput signal processing algorithms
Tightly integrated, custom platforms targeting low size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) applications
Cross-disciplinary teams of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importance
Roles and Responsibilities:
Our team specializes in rapid prototyping of advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems on state-of-the-art embedded system platforms. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work on the following:
Component development across FPGA and ASIC technologies
Implementation of algorithms in SW/HW on embedded systems
Supporting development, integration, and testing of custom prototypes in the lab
We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep on challenging technical problems. Minimum qualifications include:
1 year of related experience with a related Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or similar field, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a DoD Secret security clearance
Understanding of digital system design at the Boolean logic level
Basic understanding of circuits
Experience with programming and a working knowledge of one or more HDL languages such as VHDL, Verilog or System Verilog
Exposure to FPGA or ASIC simulation, synthesis, and implementation tools
Exposure to programming languages such as (C/C++, Python, etc.)
Strong oral and written communication skills
Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. In addition, candidates must meet requirements to support project work onsite in our labs and classified facilities on the Bedford Campus
M.S. or PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or similar field
Exposure to cutting-edge, reconfigurable SoC platforms (AMD Xilinx MPSoC, AMD Xilinx RFSoC, AMD Xilinx Versal, Intel Agilex SoC)
Familiarity with all phases of digital design, including architecture, implementation, verification, test, documentation, and version control
Exposure to leading edge process nodes and foundries including GlobalFoundries, Intel, and TSMC
Solid understanding of processor interface techniques such as memory mapped peripherals and interrupts
Familiarity with scripting languages and build tools (TCL, Python, CMake)
Experience deploying designs on FPGA or SDR platforms, from RTL, through simulation & synthesis, to lab bring-up and debugging
Fundamental understanding of microelectronic circuits and transistors
Experience in EDA ASIC design tools including synthesis, timing closure, and place & route
Basic understanding of signal processing concepts and exposure to MATLAB
This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):
This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):
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