Raytheon Technologies Senior FPGA/VHDL Radiation-Hard Engineer in Tucson, Arizona
At Raytheon Missiles and Defense, we continue to develop leading technologies to the US military and our allies.
We have added power to the world’s most advanced fighter jets with the AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile) and continue to provide state of the art electronics, systems and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.
Behind all our projects, there is a team of talented engineers which we are looking to grow.
Raytheon Technologies offers employee benefits such as:
9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off
401(k) – Savings & Investment Plans
Paid Time Off
Student Loan Contribution Plans
Within the Digital Products Department, you will be a part of providing a key role within the Missiles and Defense Engineering organization by providing the electronics for the weapon system products. We engage at the outset of the weapon system development and follow our designs through deployment. Our team helps mold the requirements and bring concepts to life. Our products are deployed all over the world, reach the exoatmospheric environments and into space.
The Digital Products Department is responsible for the architecture, design and documentation of deliverable firmware and FPGA embedded processing at RTX.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including profit sharing and a comprehensive relocation package.
Learn more about our requirements and apply today!
You will develop FPGA designs in VHDL for all major vendors and device families including: Xilinx, Microsemi (Actel), Intel (Altera) and Lattice designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: Radiation-Hard and Radiation-Tolerant, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, partition and perform code development, simulation, 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.
NOTE: This position can be either a Sr Electrical Engineer II (G09) or Principal Electrical Engineer (G10) based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.
Responsibilities to Anticipate:
Drive projects and execute to program schedules on time and budget
Lead small teams and mentor junior engineers
Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required
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
Qualifications You Must Have:
- The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date.
U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering
A minimum of six (6) years of experience with digital design and VHDL coding.
Must have experience with 6 or more of the following areas:
Experience in FPGA design for radiation-hard or radiation-tolerant designs
Experience with FPGA vendors and device families suitable for radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant designs and appropriate tool flows
FPGA design techniques to reduce or eliminate Single Event Effects (SEEs) i.e.
Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) techniques through custom FPGA Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or synthesis directives
Safe hardware design practices specific to FPGAs, including safe encoded Finite State Machines (FSMs)
Concurrent error detection, hamming code, parity code, and Built-In Self-Test (BIST) techniques
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
Use of MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles, requirements
Experience with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Expertise in delivering FPGA solutions to system level applications
Hands on experience with integration and debug
MS or Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering
FPGA design expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Expertise in radar processing techniques
Expertise in image processing techniques for visual and infrared sensors
Expertise in embedded systems design using ARM, Microblaze, or Nios processors
Expertise in gigabit serial interfaces and multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
Expertise in constrained random verification in UVM using System Verilog
Expertise in verification utilizing emulation platforms, such as Veloce
Knowledge of C programming and scripting languages such as Perl or Python
Experience modeling algorithms and applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms
FPGA design experience using a Linux based development environment
Past experience in a leadership role such as team lead, technical lead, project lead, etc.
Past experience estimating design work, developing schedules, and tracking progress against budget and schedule for FPGA designs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Existing/active Department of Defense Secret clearance
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.