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Specialist Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Design Engineer

Job ID CS20200909-50384

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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.


Job Title:  Specialist FPGA Design Engineer

Job Location:  USA-UT-Salt Lake City

Job Code:  CS20200909-50384

L3Harris is currently searching for a Specialist FPGA Design Engineer.  This role will be located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design engineer with industry experience in digital communications, modems, networking, and/or digital signal processing (DSP). Areas of desired experience or education include:

  • Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • Modulation
  • Demodulation
  • Digital filters
  • Industry standard interfaces (e.g. 10/100/1000 Ethernet, SPI, UART, SDRAM, DDR3, JESD, PCIe, Ethernet).
  • Networking
  • FPGA verification through simulation and unit testing.


  • Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater (3.5 preferred)
  • 4+ years FPGA design experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in either VHDL (preferred) or Verilog development languages.
  • Experience implementing complex modem and/or DSP circuits in programmable logic using FPGA devices.  Equivalent experience in ASIC design is also applicable.
  • Experience in simulation, synthesis, and placement software tools such as ModelSim, Synplicity, Xilinx Vivado / ISE and/or Altera Quartus development tool sets.
  • Experience in laboratory debug techniques using digital scopes, logic analyzers, BERTS, and other complex measurement devices.
  • FPGA Design using High-speed serial interfaces (3+ Gbps)
  • Familiarity with code revision management tools such as Git/Clearcase.
  • Familiarity with C/C++/C# and Matlab/Simulink.

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. 

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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