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BAE Systems

Entry Level ASIC/FPGA Design Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job Description

We are looking for entry level candidates to join our GPS ASIC/FPGA Engineering Team here at BAE Systems, Inc. We are looking for a new grad ASIC/FPGA Design Engineer with a passion for engineering and the desire to be part of an innovative, dedicated team responsible for industry-leading Global Positioning Systems (GPS) products. Our team is in need of engineers interested in architecting, designing, and verifying FPGAs and ASICs. This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of FPGA and ASIC design and verification, and to apply that knowledge in a team effort focusing on military airborne and weapons GPS receivers.

As a part of this team, you will have responsibilities spanning all phases of the FPGA/ASIC engineering life cycle, including requirements analysis, design and code development, verification, integration, and


Must have very good communication skills, verbal and written. In this position you will be required to work closely with other ASIC/FPGA engineers and engineering disciplines.

Must possess or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.

Job Responsibilities may include:


Formal Requirements Capture

Design Extraction (from Requirements)

Detailed Design (HDL)

Design Module Integration

Hardware Integration (Lab environment)

Design Documentation


Create Module Level Verification using HDL simulations

Execute Verification

Analyze Verification Results

Document Results

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

A Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline is required.

A minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher preferred.

Desired skills:

Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog.

Familiar with Digital Signal Processing

Memory Standards

Data Transfer Standards (USB, PCIe, Ethernet)

Experience with lab equipment (Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Waveform Generators, etc)

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Highly Desirable Skills (but not required):

FPGA Development Board Usage

Scripting using TCL, Perl, Unix

Hardware Lab Testing/Integration

Experience with Configuration Management Tools (Subversion, Git, Clearcase, etc.)

Development Tools (QuestaSim, Intel Prime, Xilinx Vivado, etc.)

Software Design

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.