Principal FPGA Engineer


Job Description
See what you're missing. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too.
Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

In Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions, we provide next-generation threat detection and countermeasure solutions to provide unparalleled electronic warfare capabilities to enhance mission survivability.

Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we're more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.

As a Signal Processing Firmware Engineer you will...

- Translate firmware requirements into Hardware Description Language (HDL) designs
- Evaluate firmware performance using simulation tools
- Resolve code synthesis issues
- Integrate code in a laboratory environment
- Create design documentation

You will excel in this job if...

- You're constantly asking questions and you love learning.
- You're always anticipating your customer's needs and working to exceed their expectations.
- You're willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done.
- You're always looking for ways to do things better and faster.
- You're a good judge of how long projects take to complete, and always alert others if things get off track.

**Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status**

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Typically 6+ years of experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with VHDL or Verilog
  • Firmware Experience


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques such as FFT, FIR and IIR filters
  • Experience with Vivado, Quartus, or Libero
  • Scripting using TCL, Perl, Unix shells
  • Knowledge of memory interfaces such as DDR, QSPI
  • Knowledge of data transfer protocols such as PCIe, Ethernet, JESD 204, I2C, JTAG


About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.