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FPGA Verification Designer

Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 116246
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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 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.

FPGA Verification Designer

L3HARRIS WESCAM Division

Waterdown, Ontario

About L3HARRIS WESCAM

As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

Who is the FPGA team at WESCAM?

We are a team full of bright and friendly people who work together to create a wide variety of solutions to complex and challenging problems. In order to ensure exceptional results, our team creates reusable IP by following a rigorous process that begins with requirements, is supported by documentation, and ends with verification.

Are you tired of verification being included as an afterthought? Our team follows a standardized and efficient workflow that includes verification at every stage and enables us to create robust and reliable designs that our customers can trust. This commitment to verification allows us to focus our energy on future solutions, not fixing past mistakes.

Our team is split into two equally valuable groups. The Design team owns the design and is responsible for creating innovative solutions for our customers. The Verification team is committed to confirming that the modules we produce behave exactly as specified. Neither group can stand on its own, but together we are successful. The highly skilled individuals on our team have both depth and breadth in their roles. We all participate in requirements definition, design engineering, and verification. Everyone takes an active role in reviewing and supporting each other’s designs, utilizing their unique perspective to find the best solutions for our customers.

An FPGA design cannot live in isolation and we regularly collaborate with other departments to ensure the best system level solution. This collaboration has earned us a reputation for producing high quality designs that are easy to integrate and are actively supported. We track and report design progress so that our Leadership team can be well informed as they allocate resources.

We also understand the complex world of FPGA designs as a marathon, not a sprint. We recognize that being excellent in life goes well beyond engineering and includes actively participating in our communities and spending time with friends and family. With this in mind, we set aggressive but achievable goals that allow us to feel challenged while maintaining a work life balance.

In short, it is a great place to work!

Primary Responsibilities

You will join the FPGA Verification team and actively participate in the new product introduction (NPI) design process by verifying logic designs using simulation techniques.

  • Designing testbenches for FPGA logic designs using our standard SystemVerilog testbench framework
  • Simulating testbenches using Questa Sim
  • Leading the development of the design’s verification strategy
  • Approaching each design with a healthy skepticism and an independent perspective
  • Understanding each design well enough to find its weak points
  • Being excellent at breaking things
  • Identifying and diagnosing bugs
  • Participating in regular FPGA team design reviews
  • Providing input to the requirements generation process
  • Conducting peer reviews of testbench code, verification evidence, and documentation
  • Capturing all verification evidence in the appropriate reports
  • Generating high quality documentation
  • Participating in process improvement efforts
  • Expanding the team’s library of automated test tools
  • Following departmental practices and coding guidelines
  • Providing input and support to others outside of the FPGA team
  • Contributing to the team’s knowledge by sharing lessons learned
  • Participating in company educational events and training as needed
  • Proposing ideas for, and participating in, continuous inter- and intra-group innovation
  • Completing other tasks as assigned by the manager

We are specifically looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate about being excellent, yet humble enough to learn from others
  • A collaborator who knows teamwork improves the results of independent work
  • Excited to follow a workflow and process that will produce high quality designs
  • Respectful while interacting with others, especially when others are wrong
  • Has experience with the following:
    • Matlab for algorithm model development
    • Python for automated test tool development
    • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing techniques
    • UVM or other verification methodologies
    • Digital or analog video
    • DO254 or other standardized safety critical processes
  • Meets the requirements of the Controlled Goods Registration Program and is eligible for a Canadian government security clearance

Desired Education and Experiences

  • Undergraduate Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience with digital logic design and simulation

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

To learn more, visit https://www.l3harris.com/capabilities

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

To learn more, visit https://www.l3harris.com/capabilities

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton
  • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail
  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex
  • Free10,000 sq ft on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options
  • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones
  • Work/Life balance
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

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.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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