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Leidos FPGA Design Engineer in Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers. Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers. The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:

  • Checkpoint

  • Hold Baggage

  • Ports & Borders

  • General Automation


Leidos seeking for experienced, motivated and talented FPGA Design Engineer. Our ideal candidate will have strong experience in high-speed analog/digital board and FPGA’s development, as well as some knowledge in embedded design. Preferably in RF applications.

This position combines the excitement of developing custom solutions for products as a key technical team contributor, while participating in a small multi-disciplinary team working together on a variety of challenging project items.

Responsibilities will include

  • Work with the multidisciplinary design teams throughout the development and new product introduction cycle from concept, design, and development to prototype, test verification, and documentation to production.

  • Responsible for architecture and development of the hardware and FPGA development. Our typical modules may include MMIC’s, Microcontrollers, Processors Modules and FPGA’s.

  • Assist and participated in design of digital and mixed signal board development.

  • Maintain and augment existing designs.

  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation in accordance with the Quality Management System of the company.

  • Participate in Design Engineering project status meetings, prepare written reports, analysis, and design review material in accordance with established development processes and procedures.


  • Minimum BSEE/BSCE and 10 years of successful design work.

Required Experience

  • Experienced developing mixed signals board and FPGA’s, circuit design and troubleshooting.

  • Experience in circuit design interfacing with RF Devices.

  • Experience with communication protocols I2C, SPI, 1-wire, Ethernet, USB, PCIe.

  • Knowledge in High Speed design (LVDS), ADC, DAC, LDO, switching regulator selection etc.

  • Working experience using Schematic capture, layout, circuit analysis, and circuit simulation tools. (OrCAD, DxDesigner, Altium, LTSpice, Matlab, HyperLynx, PAD’s, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience using measurement equipment such as, signal generators, oscilloscopes etc. (spectrum analyzers, network analyzers is a plus)

  • Hands-on experience VHDL/Verilog design targeting Xilinx platforms

  • Working experience with optical interfaces are highly desirable. (SFP+)

  • Application of good writing skills in the preparation of appropriate specifications, engineering analyses reports, and technical documents using MS Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint/Project/Visio, etc.

  • Ability to Communicate and work effectively with internal design teams and external contract manufacturers.

  • Ability to work independently in an engineering results oriented development environment.

  • Good engineering analysis, problem solving, judgment, analytical capability, and follow-up.

  • Ability to define and manage tradeoffs between cost, performance and other design parameters.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with script languages (Python) is plus

  • Understanding of EMC/EMI design principles is a plus.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Electrical Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00043610

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.