Sr. Electrical Engineer II / Principal Electrical Engineer - Rad Hard

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Organization Description:

Within the Electrical Products team, you will be a part of providing a key role within the Raytheon Missiles and Defense Engineering organization by providing the electronics for the weapon system products. We engage at the outset of the weapon system development and follow our designs through deployment. Our team helps mold the requirements and bring concepts to life. Our products are deployed all over the world, reach the exoatmospheric environments and into space. The Configurable Digital Logic (CDL) Products Department is responsible for the architecture, design and documentation of deliverable firmware and FPGA embedded processing at RTX. At RMD, we offer competitive salaries and benefits, including profit sharing and a comprehensive relocation package. Learn more about our requirements and apply today!

Job Description:

The Electrical Engineer will develop FPGA designs in VHDL for all major vendors and device families including: Xilinx, Microsemi (Actel), Intel (Altera) and Lattice designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: Radiation-Hard and Radiation-Tolerant, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, partition and perform code development, simulation, place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies. Design support is expected from requirements definition through integration and test. Design documentation and configuration management are required.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. DoD Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Please note this position can be a Sr. Electrical Engineer II or Principal Electrical Engineer I depending on the candidates skills and experience.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Independently drive projects and execute to program schedules on time and budget
  • Lead small teams and mentor junior engineers
  • Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required
  • Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production
  • Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success
  • Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements
  • Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability
  • Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage
  • Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and users guides
  • Support internal and external technical reviews

Required Skills and Experience

U.S. Citizenship is required

A minimum of six (6) years of experience with digital design and VHDL coding. Must have experience with 6 or more of the following areas:
  • Expertise/experience in FPGA design for radiation-hard or radiation-tolerant arrays
  • Experience with FPGA vendors and device families suitable for radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant designs and appropriate tool flows
  • Experience with FPGA design techniques to reduce or eliminate Single Event Effects (SEEs)
  • Experience with Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) techniques through custom FPGA Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or synthesis directives
  • Experience using safe hardware design practices specific to FPGAs, including safe encoded Finite State Machines (FSMs)
  • Experience with concurrent error detection, hamming code, parity code, and Built-In Self-Test (BIST) techniques
  • Verification and Validation (V&V) experience with radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant FPGA designs, including simulation and/or emulation
  • Experience with design for natural space radiation environment in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits
  • Experience with design for man-made or hostile endoatmospheric and/or exoatmospheric radiation environments including electromagnetic pulse
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles, requirements
  • Familiarity with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Expertise in delivering FPGA solutions to system level applications
  • Hands on experience with integration and debug

Required Education:
A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

Desired Qualifications:

MS or Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering

FPGA design expertise in one or more of the following areas
  • Expertise in radar processing techniques
  • Expertise in image processing techniques for visual and infrared sensors
  • Expertise in embedded systems design using ARM, Microblaze, or Nios processors
  • Expertise in gigabit serial interfaces and multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
  • Expertise in constrained random verification in UVM using System Verilog
  • Expertise in verification utilizing emulation platforms, such as Veloce
  • Knowledge of C programming and scripting languages such as Perl or Python
  • Experience modeling algorithms and applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms
  • FPGA design experience using a Linux based development environment
  • Past experience in a leadership role such as team lead, technical lead, project lead, etc.
  • Past experience estimating design work, developing schedules, and tracking progress against budget and schedule for FPGA designs
  • Highly motivated, high performers with a strong desire to learn and contribute in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform work without appreciable direction
  • Existing/active Department of Defense Secret clearance Preferred
This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at:



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