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FPGA Engineer
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L-3 Communications | San Diego, CA
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Job Description

The FPGA Engineer is responsible for developing next generation modem blocks for Satellite based TDMA/FDMA such as Network Centric Waveform and Digital Video Broadcasting DVB-S2. The individual will be able to design, test, and integrate complex, high-speed FPGAs. This individual will work closely with hardware and software engineers during the test and integration phases. Additionally, they will be responsible for design, documentation, implementation and testing verification.


A qualified candidate will have Bachelor's Degree (MS degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or other technical field and at least 2 years related experience. We will consider Engineers from

level II (at least 2 years of experience) to senior staff-level (at least 9 years of experience). Requires s olid understanding of digital signal processing and the ability to work with system and firmware engineers to specify and develop designs that meet system specifications, costs, and performance requirements. Must be able to read, understand and review schematic drawings. Knowledge of digital device characteristics, design and simulation tools (e.g. ModelSim) based on Hardware Description Language (VHDL or Verilog) is required. Ability to write solid VHDL or Verilog code is a must. Experience with RTL design and synthesis is a must. Must have experience with Testbench Architectures and working knowledge of Matlab. Experience using lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, logic analyzers, and spectrum analyzers is a must.

Experience with external memory interfaces such as SDRAM or DDR3 is preferred. Experience with SystemC, C and C is strongly preferred. Familiarity with A/D and D/A interfacing and FPGA design experience is preferred. Experience with Altera FPGA and SignalTap is preferred. Additionally, experience with modem RTL development including Discrete-time Signal Processing (DSP) and Digital Communications, Memory controllers and High speed interfaces on-chip buses is highly desired. Modem or high-speed DSP data paths, digital filters, FFTs, and error-correction codes, Turbo or LDPC is preferred. System Verilog/Verilog/VHDL Scripting and automation skills are strongly preferred.

Must be able to travel 10% of the time.

Applicants may be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Active Secret level clearance is preferred.

For over 45 years, Linkabit employees have enjoyed the opportunity to grow their careers and make an impact as we execute our mission to be the premier communications and signal intercept solutions provider for those who protect freedom around the globe. At Linkabit, every employee has an opportunity not just for a career, but to make a difference for the customers we serve. With some of the brightest and most dedicated talent in the industry, Linkabit achieves its purpose through outstanding service, business agility, technical excellence and personal commitment, while maintaining profitable growth. We center our business around our core values of teamwork, customer satisfaction, integrity, respect, and a positive attitude. Linkabit specializes in designing, developing, and delivering sophisticated communications and signal intercept systems to a wide array of government and commercial customers. Our work includes: bandwidth-efficient satellite and line-of-sight voice, data and control modems, voice and data radios for delivery to worldwide markets, complete terminals, antenna systems, small, lightweight, lower power, man-portable and multi-platform tactical Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) systems, integration of sophisticated intelligence systems into mobile platforms, and information processing systems and services.

Linkabit has an ongoing commitment to independent research and development and the creation of new technology. We offer employees a variety of challenging and meaningful projects that directly impact the business, as well as competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), at least 9 paid holidays each year, 3 weeks of paid personal time off, a 9/80 workweek (26 Fridays off a year!), undergraduate and graduate education reimbursement, and support for leadership and technical growth and development. Linkabit maintains division office locations in San Diego, CA, Melbourne, FL, Linthicum Heights, MD, Camden, NJ and Reston VA, with additional L-3 Communications locations worldwide.

For timely processing, please submit your application online at www.l-3com.com/careers ; Job #083587 . L-3 is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L-3 provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L-3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified. To learn more about our company and technologies, visit our website at http://www.l-3com.com/ .

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in applying for a position at Linkabit, please call 858-552-9500.

About L-3 Communications

Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) is an integrated enterprise consisting of businesses that cover the entire defense spectrum, from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. The Company is aligned into seven segments categorized into four primary businesses. The Mission Systems, Information Technology, and Technical Services segments are presented as Information and Services. The Integrated Systems and Space Technology segments are presented as Aerospace. The Electronics and Ships segments are each presented as separate businesses. In January 2008, the Newport News and Ship Systems businesses were realigned into a single operating segment called Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. In April 2008, the Company announced that it has completed the sale of its Electro-Optical Systems business to L-3 Communications. In October 2008, the Company acquired 3001 International, Inc. (3001).