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FPGA Engineer

Job ID SAS20201906-46782

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:  FPGA Engineer
Job Code: SAS20201906-46782
Job Location:  San Diego, CA

We are seeking a FPGA Engineer to support the design and manufacturing of products that provide critical information anytime, anywhere.  As an FPGA engineer you will be directly involved in the design, integration, and test of advanced satellite communication links, digital telemetry, signal processing, and encryption technology. 

Essential Functions:

  • Code in VHDL (or Verilog) and model DSP algorithms
  • Design and test of FPGA-based digital signal processing, including:
    • Implement FPGA modules based on system architecture and requirements.
    • Estimate FPGA logic resource requirements
    • Simulate, code, and integrate multiple FPGA-based modules
    • Bench-level system integration with hardware, software, and other FPGA designs


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 4 years of industry experience OR a Graduate degree with at least 2 years of industry experience
  • VHDL (or Verilog) coding experience
  • Experience with standard lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multimeters, and signal generators
  • Experience reading and understanding electrical schematics for troubleshooting hardware
  • Experience documenting and presenting technical designs 

Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • An active Secret or TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience with communication DSP applications and system simulation
  • Experience with serial data protocols including SPI, I2C, UART
  • Experience with Xilinx and Microsemi development tools
  • Experience with embedded processors
  • Experience with preparing customer presentation materials

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.