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Raytheon Technologies Staff Engineer, Electrical/FPGA in Melbourne, Florida

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United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd

, Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

The CNS Surveillance Department in Melbourne, Florida is seeking to fill a Staff Electrical / FPGA Engineering Position. This is a mid to high-level FPGA engineering position within CNS Surveillance Transponder Products Group. This Staff FPGA Engineer role is for an experienced Electrical and Electronics Engineering professional, working with a small group of other FPGA Engineers. The position will support the development of FPGA requirements and test procedures. The engineer must have knowledge of the principles and techniques commonly used in FPGA development and qualification related to commercial avionics. The position will also plan projects in order to determine the best approach to be taken to accomplish the project goals and support development of bids and schedules. This position may encompasses both new design and product sustaining support roles.

Relocation assistance is available.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Follow DO-254 program planning documentation, and ensure CPLD/FPGA design adheres to the plans

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in FPGA design, simulation and test

  • Capture and document the flowed down functional requirements, and develop and document the derived requirements for FPGAs

  • Design FPGA architectural diagrams, develop VHDL to implement the design critical functionality

  • Develop sub-functions and test benches

  • Perform engineering timing simulations and functional analysis

  • Support project planning efforts and ensure execution to schedule and budget

  • Creation and review of engineering documentation

  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems and networks to ensure that business objectives and required specifications are met.

  • Requirements definition, detailed design, validation of requirements and verification of implementation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Experience with Actel, Xilinx, FPGAs and development tools

  • Excellent FPGA lab integration and troubleshooting knowledge

  • Hardware Verification experience including, test procedure development, robustness testing & debug

  • Experience with hardware configuration management and problem reporting tools

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Capturing detailed FPGA requirements datasets from allocated system level requirements, including decomposition and derivation

  • Implementing FGPA requirements into a FPGA Architecture diagrams and a detail design in VHDL

  • Writing requirements base test benches to verify detail design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with managing requirements in JAMA

  • Experience working with Air Transport OEM’s on developmental projects

  • Knowledge of Transponder Specific TSO Requirements

  • Experience in RTL coding (VHDL/Verilog)

  • Familiarity with the signal processing system simulation & analysis tools (e.g. Matlab, Simulink)

  • Familiarity with revision control concepts and tools (e.g. JIRA, GIT, Subversion)

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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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.