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FPGA, Electrical Engrg

Rochester, New York; Columbia, Maryland; Sunrise, Florida

Job ID CS20210907-64715
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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: Spec, Electrical Engrg

Job Code: CS20210907-64715

Job Location: Columbia, MD / Rochester, NY / Sunrise, FL

Job Description:

Candidate will work in a cooperative team environment with cross functional teams to develop and verify embedded FPGA firmware for software-defined radio applications. Candidate will be required to analyze requirements, create FPGA specifications and development plans, code firmware designs in VHDL, code test benches in System Verilog, and verify designs meet requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop, modify and evaluate FPGA designs for communications systems.
  • Develop self-checking test benches for FPGA design verification and validation.
  • Perform analysis including requirements analysis, use case scenarios, conceptual design, trade studies, test, operation, and maintenance of radio communications products.
  • Document FPGA designs using block diagrams and interface design specifications.
  • Work with cross functional teams as needed to define and refine design requirements.
  • Assist in development of high-level and detailed verification test plans and test benches consistent with system requirements and specifications
  • Assist in preparation of design and implementation reviews. Present technical briefings and status to internal customers.


  • BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering discipline or another STEM Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience developing and verifying FPGA/ASIC based embedded system solutions.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Working knowledge and experience with vendor specific FPGA simulation tools (Mentor Questa, Riviera Pro)
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and debug FPGA firmware and related hardware issues
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented Programming(C++, JAVA)
  • Working knowledge of Ethernet Standard and design experience related to Ethernet packet processing.
  • Active SECRET Clearance
  • Experience in FPGA/ASIC development using VHDL or Verilog
  • Experience in FPGA/ASIC verification using SystemVerilog
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and debug FPGA firmware and related hardware issues
  • Experience with FPGA Vendor Specific FPGA Implementation tools (Vivado/Quartus)
  • Ability to work efficiently with remotely located teams and co-workers
  • Motivated, self-starter, who works well in team environments.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts/solutions.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance


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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