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Firmware Engineer - FPGA Design

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Rotary and Mission Systems

In this role, you will perform complex FPGA firmware architecture and design, and or custom digital board design. As an FPGS Design Engineer, tasks include digital signal processing, messaging, control and high speed communications. Devices will include FPGAs from either Xilinx, Intel, or Microsemi. In addition, you will be interfacing with program leadership and teammates on a regular basis.

Basic Qualifications:

FPGA architecture and design, with applied knowledge of either the Xilinx, Intel or Microsemi FPGA devices and their associated application environments.

Digital board design of complex mixed signal boards to support FPGAs.

Possess extensive technical expertise to implement designs without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives, using current technology such as FPGAs, Microprocessors, DSPs, and Interface Controllers. Successful candidate may develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity applied to FPGA design and/or board design. The candidate should possess excellent oral, written, and presentation skills. Successful candidate should possess the ability to efficiently perform on multiple tasks simultaneously and guide the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Must be able to attain a secret level clearance.

Desired Skills:

Strong working knowledge of digital signal processing functions, specific to radar and electronic warfare capabilities, including digital receivers and exciters.

Extensive VHDL firmware programming capability, and having applied that knowledge on an FPGA device (Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi). Having utilized Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus, or Microsemi Libero development platforms to successfully build and test an executable hardware implementation of code which they have written. Use of the Mentor Questa HDL simulator, including UVM verification techniques. Experience with MATLAB modeling is a plus. Higher level code development, including Nvidia CUDA, OpenCL, Simulink HDL Coder, and Xilinx System Generator are also a plus



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. Theyre dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martins vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


Experienced Professional

Salary Range
$87,000.00 - $112,000.00
per Year
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Liverpool, NY, 13090, US