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FPGA Engineer

Cincinnati, Ohio; Mason, Ohio; Tulsa, Oklahoma

Job ID IMS20210604-59197
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: FPGA Engineer 

Job Code: IMS20210604-59197

Job Location: Tulsa, OK (Aeromet), or Mason, OH

About L3Harris Aeromet

L3Harris -Aeromet is a Division of Integrated Mission Systems Segment and main office is located in Tulsa, OK.  L3Harris-Aeromet is established within the DoD Community as the developer and operator of special mission ISR systems. We provide special mission system design, modification, and operations with emphasis on the development and integration of state-of-the-art EO/IR sensor systems.

Job Description:

L3Harris Aeromet has an opportunity for an FPGA Engineer working to enhance and develop signal processing techniques for an advanced EO/IR system.  We are seeking a skilled engineer with a capability to work with full motion, multi-spectral video to produce new capabilities into our mission systems.  The successful candidate will join an engineering team developing best-in-class image processing, for real-time active, passive, and multi-spectral systems in support of the national defense.

Essential Functions:

  • Work within a dynamic team environment
  • Be responsible for FPGA development. Applications are primarily military avionics and mission systems.
  • Be hard working, technically competent, possess pride in ownership and a good work ethic. 
  • Have a strong desire to learn, possess good interpersonal skills and decision making/critical thinking skills.
  • Be dynamic and adaptable to change.
  • Set the highest ethical standards for self and others. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • US Citizen
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance and obtain additional clearances as required
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred), with 4 years of experience or a master’s degree and 2 years of experience; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Minimum of 2 years of the experience of successful FPGA code development
  • Applicant must have a willingness to relocate to the Tulsa, OK or Mason, OH area. 
  • Applicant must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Able to travel up to 10%

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Verilog and/or VHDL
  • Familiarity with FPGA architecture development.
  • Intel (Altera), Actel (Microsemi), Lattice or Xilinx, (preferably Altera or Xilinx)
  • Development using Xilinx Vivado and/or Altera Quartus Prime
  • Third party IP integration.
  • Familiarity with FPGA project lifecycle.
  • Ability to take the lead role in FPGA system development.
  • Third party synthesis tools.
  • Translation of graphical FPGA interface and higher level language to VHDL/Verilog
  • Optimization/Refinement of existing FPGA code
  • Algorithm development
  • Familiarity with OpenCL.
  • Experience with testbench development

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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