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FPGA Design Engineer 3

Plano, Texas

Job ID IMS20221606-84440
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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: Specialist, Electrical Engineering (FPGA Design Engineer)
Job ID: IMS20221606-84440
Job Location: Plano, TX

Job Description:

As an FPGA Design Engineer, you willhave primary level responsibility for FPGA programming design tasks directed towards the creation, simulation, validation, and integration of programmable logic into a targeted FPGAs embedded in a broad range of radar systems and interfaces. Included in your work is responsibility for design support tasks such as requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, test plans and procedures for FPGA integration, and all relevant programmable logic description documentation and You will also engage in all phases of product development, including concept, architecture, design, and test comment records. You will engage in all phases of product development, including concept, requirements, architecture, coding, and verification and system integration.

The Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division is a part of L3Harris’ Agile Development Group and specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule, cost, and technical responsibility
  • Interface with HW design engineer to assign, test and verify electrical interfaces and protocols between the FPGA and embedded system devices
  • Experience in laboratory debug techniques using digital scopes, logic analyzers and other measurements devices
  • Capable of simulation test benching within the Mentor ModelSim environment to produce bit-accurate results
  • Able to examine, understand, and modify existing firmware in order to adapt functioning code to new requirements with minimal perturbation
  • Fundamental understanding of digital board level electrical interfaces, including ADCs, DACs, DSPs, High Speed Serdes, Flash and SDRAM.
  • Participate in peer reviews, PDRs, CDRs, and other required design reviews
  • Participate in interdisciplinary design teams and reviews
  • Learn and follow company processes for product development, configuration management, purchasing, etc.Job duty 2
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any additional clearances as required
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Up to 10% travel may be required
  • Other duties as required


  • A minimum of 4 years engineering experience in programmable logic development
  • Solid track record of planning, scheduling, and on-time execution of designs
  • Proactive problem solver with great attention to detail
  • Thrives in a team environment working together to debug and solve system level problems
  • Design experience with standard interfaces and protocols, e.g., SPI, Analog Device DSP Proprietary Link Port and PPI interfaces, Flash and SDRAM.
  • U.S. citizen
  • Active DoD clearance with current 6 year update
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of a high level verification language such as SystemVerilog and exposure to HVL methodology (such as UVM or OVM) as well as familiarity with constrained random, coverage driven testbenching techniques.
  • Experience with VHDL and exposure to assertion based verification (PSL or SVA) preferred.
  • Understanding of fundamental DSP algorithms and implementation methods
  • Use of and experience with PicoBlaze/MicroBlaze
  • Design experience with Xilinx/third part IP interfaces, e.g., DDR2, Trimode Ethernet MAC, Rapid IO, USB 3.0, and PCIe
  • Exposure to the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
  • Familiarity with Python and Tcl
  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

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.

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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