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FPGA/ASIC Subject Matter Expert

Mason, Ohio

Job ID IMS20222303-79238
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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.


Job Title: FPGA/ASIC Subject Matter Expert

Job Code: IMS20222303-79238

Job Location: Mason, OH

The Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) FPGA/ASIC SME reports to the IMS Director of Electrical Engineering, in support of Electrical Discipline functional plans, digital roadmaps and provides direct project contributions at the Sector/Division level.

The Senior Member of Engineering Staff will be part of the key ASIC/FPGA design/verification, and flow development/validation team, responsible for the delivery of FPGA/ASICs, EDA tool/flow evaluation/validation, and cutting edge flow development, for deployment across the segment.


  • Work with sites to establish DevOps pools and pipeline
  • Work program startups to support robust kick-off of FPGA work
  • Act as a resource to programs to consult on complex FPGA issues
  • Develop FPGA processes and checklists
  • Refine and enforce consistent firmware development processes across FPGA designs
  • New tool research and champions new tool selections, including in HLS
  • DevOps process and tool development
  • Digital Engineering with respect to FPGA and ASIC
  • Product Development /Technical Leadership
  • Support FPGA developments working in cross-functional teams to meet technical, schedule, and design-to-cost goals.
  • Support bid and proposal activities to generate technical solutions, cost, and schedule estimation.
  • Technical presentations including internal and external design reviews.


  • BS or MS in Electrical or other engineering discipline and 10+ years of experience developing, implementing, and verification of high performance communications/network ASIC/FPGA products
  • Architecting, implementing high throughput digital cores / algorithms targeting SOC class FPGAs with interfaces - Ethernet (UDP, TCP/IP), AXI, PCIe/NVMe, USB
  • Experience with Clock Domain Crossing, Reset Domain Crossing, Static Formal flows
  • Experience in Low Power Methodologies, HLS (Vivado/Catapult)
  • Experience in VHDL/Verilog, C++ (OOP), Perl/Tcl
  • Experience with Synthesis/PAR: SDC, Synopsys DC/Synplify, Vivado, Quartus, Libero
  • Verification with UVM, Verification IPs. Mentor EDA preferred.
  • End to End ASIC/FGPA development flow
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to support geographically dispersed teams, including through travel
  • Self-starter with ability to identify gaps and needs within an organization, and work with leadership to close those issues
  • Experience with DevOps for FPGAs and Agile development
  • Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship; existing SECRET or TS preferred
  • Preferred additional skills
    • Proficiency in High level synthesis (Xilinx Vivado HLS / Mentor Calypto) with C++.
    • Proficiency with scripting languges (Python, TCL)
    • Proficiency Embedded Linux, C++/OOP, SDKs, BSPs
    • Experience with FaaS as a infrastructure
    • Thorough understanding of version control best practices and tools

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.

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L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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