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Firmware Engineer

Herndon, VA

leading developer of laser and electro-optic systems for the aerospace community, with key contributions to lasers for atmospheric sensing, laser communications, and lidar sensors for NASA, DoD, and commercial customers.  We are looking for an experienced Firmware Engineer to contribute to the development of products on our Research and Development Team in Herndon, VA. As part of our R&D division, you will work on small teams to develop, verify, and upgrade the firmware in our electro-optical systems.

  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Expertise with firmware, preferably VHDL
  • Familiarity with Xilinx and/or Microchip FPGAs, and their associated development tools (Vivado & Libero)
  • Experience developing in VHDL
  • Experience with interfaces such as SPI, I2C, UART, GTX/GTH Transceivers
  • Experience with high-speed memory interfaces (e.g., DDR3)
  • Experience developing test benches and running simulations to exercise the design and verify compliance with requirements
  • Experience interfacing and working with hardware designers during development and test phases
  • Experience using schematics and block diagrams as inputs for the firmware development effort
  • Experience using lab instruments (oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc.)

Bonus Areas:

  • Developing Hi-Rel/Space programs
  • Signal processing
  • Spacewire, Gigabit Ethernet, or Aurora interfaces
  • Using IP cores
  • Developing code for microcontrollers
  • Developing code for FPGA embedded cpu cores, such as Zynq and Microblaze
  • Designing GUI-based test software to exercise firmware

Bachelor's Degree

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