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L3Harris Lead Electrical Engineer - FPGA Design in Wilmington, Massachusetts


Job Title: Lead, Electrical Engineer - FPGA Design Job Code: SAS20212110-71384 Job Location: Wilmington MA

Job Description:

This position will participate on a team to develop FPGA Firmware in the Space & Airborne Systems (SAS) Segment of L3Harris. The SAS Segment provides mission solutions for space and airborne domains with defense, intelligence, and commercial applications.

Essential Functions:

The Lead FPGA Engineer will perform the following:

  • Support proposal efforts in the estimation and planning of end-to-end FPGA development.

  • Decompose and allocate system and box-level requirements to FPGA requirements and specifications.

  • Architect solutions against requirements and implement those solutions in various FPGA technologies or platforms.

  • Lead small teams of engineers in executing FPGA development of highly reliable and robust FPGA designs.

  • Follow, enforce, and refine consistent firmware development processes across FPGA designs.

  • Develop HDL code for module and top level and generate appropriate testbench and verification environments.

  • Map FPGA simulation work products to system-level requirements and capabilities.

  • Synthesize designs to targeted technologies and perform constraint driven place and route and analysis.

  • Ensure FPGA simulations verify performance, then integrate and test the FPGA on the circuit card assembly.


  • BS Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering with 9 years professional experience or a Graduate degree and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience.

  • Experience with VHDL, the FPGA design process, and the tools used to generate the FPGA designs.

  • Experience building FPGAs with difficult timing and/or difficult routing constraints

  • Experience with development of FPGA requirements and specifications.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Secret or Top Secret security clearance

  • Version control tools (subversion, git, etc)

  • Designing for space environments

  • High speed memory interfaces

  • High speed serial protocols (PCI Express, SRIO, Ethernet)

  • Analog to Digital (AD) and Digital to Analog (DA) interfaces

  • Control protocols such I2C, SPI, RS-232/422, and SpaceWire

  • Network interfaces and protocols

  • Linting and CDC analysis tools

  • Xilinx, Microsemi, Intel, and Altera Tool Suites (VHDL, Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis)

  • Work in an integrated team environment with Hardware, Software, and Systems Engineering

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.