FPGA Engineer

Requisition ID: 23643 


Group 99—Integrated Systems and Concepts
The Integrated Systems and Concepts Group specializes in the rapid development and demonstration of innovative optical system solutions to address difficult challenges facing the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and other U.S. government entities. The group maintains broad expertise in electro-optical and infrared sensors, charge-coupled devices, focal plane arrays, ground/air/space electronics, image processing, video exploitation, and low–size/weight/power optical communications systems. The group leverages this core expertise to architect, prototype, build, and deploy hardware and software systems in support of mission needs. Emphasis is on working closely with end users to develop enabling concepts and then building and fielding integrated systems on responsive timelines. The group seeks self-motivated engineers and scientists with multidisciplinary skill sets and a passion for conceptualizing, designing, and building systems that address critical national needs.

Group 99 - Integrated Systems & Concepts is looking for an embedded hardware engineer to join our team. Responsibilities include the design of embedded hardware using FPGAs and Microprocessors/Microcontrollers/DSPs. Designs often include the use of high-speed interfaces and low noise analog circuitry.


The following are requirements: Fluency in embedded design using hard and soft processors in FPGAs; familiarity with FPGA signal processing techniques; experience crafting designs with networking protocols (TCP and UDP, specifically); experience in full embedded system development cycle from HDL/C code development to board layout through fabrication, assembly, and test; project experience with data conversion blocks (ADCs, DACs); the ability to document work for design re-use and for communication with other team members; and proven troubleshooting skills. All work will be performed within a team environment, which requires strong interpersonal and self-management skills. Travel to remote testing locations to aide in system level testing may be required.


Responsibilities also include working with mechanical engineers in order to develop packaging and thermal control solutions. Creating schematics and guiding dedicated board layout personnel, procuring or working with others to guide procurement of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies; writing and reviewing procurement specifications to insure performance of completed PCB assemblies, developing board and subsystem level test procedures, performing hands on testing and troubleshooting; and working with team members in order to integrate subsystems.


Master's degree in an Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or BS degree and 3 plus years relevant experience through internships, co-ops, or independent projects.


The following is preferred: Familiarity with Xilinx Vivado tools; a working knowledge of LINUX and MATLAB and their Xilinx System Generator; skills in Perl, Python, and C/C++; and experience with analog design in the areas of low noise amplifiers, filtering and requirements for driving ADCs in a low power low noise environment.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time