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Job Ref:  95243917
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Fairfax
15/10/2016 05:14
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced FPGA Engineer to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will work with world class development teams to create and manage cutting edge technology. In addition to receiving a competitive salary, generous health and personal benefits, the FPGA Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing and developing firmware for the Digital Receiver/Exciter and Digital Beamformer and will also participate in all aspects of the development life-cycle including design, development, integration, and test.

To qualify, you must have experience with and/or an understanding of:

  • FPGA development including logic development, simulation, synthesis, testing, and timing closure

  • VHDL and associated modeling and simulation tools

  • High speed digital electronics, proper timing, and debugging capabilities

  • Digital signal processing (DSP) techniques

  • Embedded software development

  • Technical documentation including requirements, test reqporting, timing diagrams, block diagrams and detailed descriptions

  • Ability to work within a team integrating with software, test, system engineering, management and customers

Additional Responsibilities

  • Digital board design including high speed signal layout

  • Participating in design meetings and reviews

  • SW development

  • Matlab modeling

  • Integration and Test of systems and subsystems

  • Working with customers and subcontractors on a regular basis

  • Contributing to project planning and reviews

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology.

The Senior Advanced FPGA Engineer position requires the following:

  • Desire to develop cutting edge techonology within a world class development team

  • BSEE or Computer Engineering degree plus minimum 5-14 years hardware development experience using FPGAs, microprocessors, high speed digital circuits in embedded designs or a master's degree and a minimum of 3-8 years of related experience

  • FPGA Development in VHDL (Verilog experience will be considered)

  • Experience in design, implementation and test of high speed processing and interfaces using FPGAs

  • Experience with hardware development concepts, practices and procedures

  • Experience with FPGA development concepts, practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of design verification and stress testing

  • Desire to learn and push the development envelope, willingness to take on strong challenges

  • Experience working with multi-discipline teams in multi-site projects or program environments is desirable

Department of Defense security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills will be required, with a particular focus on the ability to communicate effectively with the customer and with other industry members.
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