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Solidus Technical Solutions, Inc. FPGA Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Solidus is searching for an Engineer to build, test, and operate laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments.

The successful candidate will join a group that has broad expertise in communications, optics, electro-optics, optomechanics, optical turbulence mitigation, precise pointing control systems, embedded systems, command, control, telemetry, test set design and fabrication, data analysis, modeling, and simulation.

Responsibilities: The engineer will be responsible for developing FPGAs for use in two free-space optical communication systems: a legacy system and a novel design.


  • U.S. Citizen and Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience

  • Experience coordinating team based design development processes for FPGA based designs is required, including mixed language VHDL/Verilog code development with proficiency in advanced VHDL grammars and techniques, simulation, verification, synthesis, timing closure and hardware based acceleration.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of Xilinx Virtex MPSoCs, DDR4 physical layer, and GateRocket hardware acceleration platforms.

  • Must be able to function proficiently in an exclusively UNIX based environment with a deep in-depth familiarity of UNIX based scripting, Xilinx ISE, Xilinx Vivado, Modelsim/Questa, laboratory test equipment, network test equipment, and source/revision control tools.

  • Should be able to develop implementation architectures from requirements documents or high-level specifications with limited direction.

  • Requires the use and maintenance of legacy IP and UNIX build environments.

  • Requires the ability to troubleshoot designs operating within an integrated system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with terrestrial network standards

  • Experience with design and debug of complex circuit boards for high-reliability and radiation-tolerant systems is desired

  • Experience with Signal Integrity tools in support of PCB design and development is a plus

Job ID 3783

Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm