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Linquest Corporation FPGA Development Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts


Are you ready to grow your career in support of our nation’s most critical missions? Candidates are eligible for a generous sign on bonus! US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance are required for the position.

Join us at LinQuest, where your mission is ours. LinQuest provides a wide variety of engineering services for government customers including Federally Funded Research and Development Centers primarily in support of prototype development for state of the art communication systems.

LinQuest is seeking an FPGA Development Engineer in Lexington, MA. You will join a dynamic team of industry-leading professionals to specialize in advanced free-space laser communications systems development, with a focus on spaceflight programs. The team uses a combination of technical analysis, modeling, simulation, emulation, prototype development, and flight tests to develop new laser communications systems and evaluate and predict their performance


  • You will assist in the development, implementation, and testing of these systems.

  • Development of DSP FPGA firmware which involves Simulink modeling, VHDL code development, simulation, synthesis, timing closure and FPGA verification.

Preferred Skills:

  • MATLAB and Simulink modeling

  • Possess strong oral and written communications skills, and must be able to present findings/results to internal and external organizations.

Required Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering

  • 10+ years of directly-related FPGA development experience

  • Proficient in all aspects of FPGA design and verification. In-depth familiarity with Xilinx FPGAs, Vivado, ILA, Synplicity, Modelsim, Linux (bash, perl,tcl, python), test equipment, and source/revision control tools (svn, git).

  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance are required for the position .

Preferred Experience:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with wireless communications systems and communications theory, including waveform signal processing

  • Software development for embedded processors using C/C++ for DSP applications

  • Active secret clearance

At LinQuest, we have the space to grow your career. Join us and allow us to be a crucial part of your growing career while challenging you to succeed!

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.




  • Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering

Licenses & Certifications


  • Ability to Obtain

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