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Volt Information Sciences | Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Volt is seeking an experienced FPGA Principal Engineer. This position is in an engineering organization focused on satellite communications systems, including secure and protected systems.


* Applying advanced technical principles and concepts to develop FPGA designs based on defined system architectures.
* Developing Firmware Requirements Specifications for FPGA designs.
* Performing implementation tradeoffs, and presenting, explaining, and refining design approaches in consultation with other product stakeholders.
* Determining and following the course of action necessary to implement finished products based on the selected design approach.
* VHDL-based RTL and functional design, analysis and verification.
* Integrating FPGA designs into hardware and supporting system integration, test, and qualification.
* Design documentation and design maintenance.


* A minimum of 8 years professional engineering experience
* Proficiency with VHDL for configuring FPGAs
* Experience with FPGA and CPLD devices and development tools from Xilinx, Altera, and Lattice.
* Proficiency with functional verification test flow using VHDL with assertions.
* Proficiency with Modelsim and/or Questa Sim for functional verification
* Experience incorporating third party IP into FPGA designs, including PCIe and high speed Ethernet.
* Experience working in a system integration environment, verifying requirements and identifying and correcting defects.
* Possess, or able to obtain, Secret security clearance and COMSEC clearance.
* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Desired Skills:

* Experience with satellite communications systems.
* Familiarity with security aspects of protected satellite communications systems.
* Linux scripting experience.
* Experience using DOORs tool for requirements capture and flow of requirements through multiple levels of specifications.
* Familiarity with code coverage tools for evaluating test coverage.
* Familiarity with version control tools such as Clearcase or GitHub
* Good communication and presentation skills.
* Experience and/or interest in project team leadership, including technical, budget, staffing, and schedule management
* Six Sigma/process improvement experience.
* Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

This is a contingent/temporary position offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world's leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

To learn more about Volt, please visit: http://www.volt.com and to see more of our job postings, please visit: http://jobs.volt.com

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Volt Information Sciences

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides staffing services, and telecommunications and information solutions. The Company is organized in two businesses: Staffing Services and Telecommunications and Information Solutions. Staffing services segment provides a range of employee staffing services to a range of customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia/Pac, and has expanded operations in Latin America. Telecommunications services provide telecommunications and other services, including design, engineering, construction, installation, maintenance and removal of telecommunications equipment for the outside plant and central offices of telecommunications and cable companies. In September 2008, the Company sold the net assets of its DataNational and Directory Systems divisions. (Source: 10-K)

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