FPGA and Digital Design Engineer

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 27 days ago

Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) has multiple openings on a fully-funded NASA project for engineers who enjoy working on cutting-edge Earth Science projects. SSAI, is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA and Digital Design Engineer) in Greenbelt, MD for the Electrical Systems Engineering Services III (ESES III) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

The ESES III contract is tasked with providing a broad range of engineering and related services to the GSFC Electrical Engineering Directorate as required, for the formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies in support of NASA’s current and future space flight and ground system projects.

SSAI has a long history at NASA GSFC as a leading provider of science and engineering services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA and Digital Design Engineer) will support the design and development of complex Ground Support, Testing, and Flight systems. This position will support all phases of FPFA and circuit design from developing requirements through test and validation. The successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver who is able to work around technical obstacles and work independently with little direct supervision. This individual will be a leader working in a fast-paced and challenging environment supporting multiple missions at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong circuit design, documentation and implementation of high-speed digital electronics, FPGAs, and embedded processor systems.
  • Experience in developing specifications, and resource requirements for digital/FPGA designs.
  • Ability to work requirements and flow down for system/subsystem/box/board needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with PCIe, Ethernet, DSP, 1553, VPX, Infiniband is a plus.
  • Familiarity with OrCAD CIS or Altium for schematic design is a plus
  • Digital system partitioning and function implementation in FPGAs and simulation is a plus.
  • Designing for varied environments (temperature, shock, vibration) and radiation hardened FPGAs is a plus. NASA and space application preferred.
  • Experience with design, analysis, and layout of PCBs with high-speed digital line rates of 1+Gb/s is a plus
  • Ability to work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with Hardware / Software Engineering and Systems Engineering is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Xilinx, Microsemi, and Altera Tool Suites (VHDL, Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis).
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