Skip to main content


Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 111118
Apply Now

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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

WESCAM Division- Burlington, ON
Future Opportunities Talent Community
About L3Harris WESCAM
We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Border Protection agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms.
FPGA Design at a Glance
There is a significant amount of dimensionality to our work here - whether its design or verification.
We offer real depth to the role of an FPGA engineer - you aren't put into "career-purgatory" by doing one thing. We all perform verification testing, we all participate in design engineering and we take an active role in new design concepts and new product launches.
We carefully design our applications in such a way as to exploit the absolute most value from our high-speed pixel-based digital imaging. Our block-level simulations and in-system testing ensure that our Xilinx-based designs, VHDL code works perfectly, and our integration with our controller devices and subsystems for our optical sensors is seamless.
This team are experts at running tests....and the work that our Verification Engineers do is unlike any other. They take all the great work our designers do and try their level best to break it. They make sure our designs are not fragile, and that they live up to the reputation that our systems were built on.
We collaborate regularly with our product designers and of course, mentor our junior designers. We track and report design progress (or technical risks) to our leadership team and we play a large role in the project planning / how best to resource the team for upcoming projects.
About Joining Our FPGA ENGINEERING Talent Community
We are constantly looking for great people to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.
You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll probably have something interesting for you to consider at some point...
Joining our talent community for FPGA Design and Verification means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some new positions we believe you’ll want to hear about.
Domain Expertise We Look For
Admittedly, expectations on this team are high – for a reason. FPGA design and coding is at the core of what we do at L3HARRIS WESCAM and how our complex systems operate. While there are varying degrees of subject matter expertise attached to FPGA architecture and VHDL coding/synthesis and simulation, if you have between 5-10 years of experience in some of following, you should definitely consider joining our FPGA Design Talent Community for immediate and future opportunities
  • Digital signal processing techniques
  • Analog and Digital Video standards (HD and 3G Video)
  • Xilinx design tools
  • ModelSim simulation tools
  • Matlab for algorithm development
  • Temporal or Spatial filtering, colour correction, warping and mixing
  • Experience with DO254 design standards (military) or other safety-critical processes would be a great asset, but if you don’t have it, that’s ok.
Skills, Experience and Competencies We Look For
While this list is in no particular order - if you are able to identify some of the following within your own inventory of skills and experiences, we would be thrilled if you joined others like you in our talent community.
  • An undergraduate degree on either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Between 5-10 years of relevant and evolving experience in FPGA design
  • Ability to mentor and coach, but listen and learn at the same time
  • Curiosity – it shows us you don’t know something but you want to find out
Life at L3Harris WESCAM
This is the most important part.
Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment.
Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3HARRIS WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.
By joining our FPGA Talent Community, we’ll keep you up to date on what L3HARRIS WESCAM is working on, new developments in business, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.
You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.
**As L3HARRIS-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3HARRIS employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3HARRIS Wescam will manage on your behalf.



Apply Now

Join Our Talent Community

Sign up for job alerts and be the first to know about our job openings.

Select a job category and/or location, then click "Add" for each saved search. Finally, click "Sign Up" to create your job alert.

Interested In

View All Jobs

You have not saved any jobs.

View All Jobs

Awards and Recognition

Fortune 2022 - World's Most Admired Companies
2022 Bloomberg Gender Reporting Framework
Forbes 2020 Award
Top HBCU Supporters
CEO Action
Catalyst CEO
Handshake Early Talent Award
WayUp 100 Top Internship Programs Award
2022 Readers Choice Top 50 Employers
2021 Best Employers for Veterans
2022 DEI Best Place to Work For Disability Inclusion
2022 Top 50 Employer Careers and the disABLED
Catalyst Logo
Forbes 2021 The Best Employers for Diversity
2022 Minority Engineer Magazine Top 50 Employer