Raytheon Technologies Principal Electrical Engineer - Radiation Hardening in Huntsville, Alabama
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.
The Electrical Engineer will develop FPGA designs for all major vendors and device families including Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, and Microsemi. Designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, embedded processing and processor interfaces. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, collaborative modeling of algorithms, partition and perform code development, simulation, and place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies. Design support is expected from requirements definition through integration and test. Design documentation and configuration management are required.
Responsibilities to Anticipate:
Independently drive projects and execute to program schedules on time and budget
Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required
Lead small teams and mentor junior engineers
Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production
Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success
Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements
Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability
Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage
Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and user’s guides
Support internal and external technical reviews
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Master’s is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.
Qualification You Must Have:
Bachelor’s in Electrical, Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
Minimum eight (8) years of experience with digital design and VHDL coding.
Expertise/experience in FPGA design for radiation-hard or radiation-tolerant arrays
Experience with FPGA vendors and device families suitable for radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant designs and appropriate tool flows
Expertise in delivering FPGA solutions to system level applications
Hands on experience with integration and debug
U.S. Citizenship is required
The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
Qualifications We Value:
Experience with FPGA design techniques to reduce or eliminate Single Event Effects (SEEs)
Experience with Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) techniques through custom FPGA Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or synthesis directives
Experience using safe hardware design practices specific to FPGAs, including safe encoded Finite State Machines (FSMs)
Verification and Validation (V&V) experience with radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant FPGA designs, including simulation and/or emulation
Experience with design for natural space radiation environment in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits
Experience with design for man-made or hostile endoatmospheric and/or exoatmospheric radiation environments including electromagnetic pulse
Familiarity with MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles, requirements
Familiarity with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Experience with concurrent error detection, hamming code, parity code, and/or Built-In Self-Test (BIST) techniques
What We Offer :
Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.