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Sr FPGA Design Engineer / Aerospace / Chelmsford, MA

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Sr FPGA Design Engineer / Aerospace / Chelmsford, MA

Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job ID: 594203BR Date posted: Apr. 28, 2022 Locations: Chelmsford, Massachusetts COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.
Description:Lockheed Martin is seeking to hire an experienced FPGA and digital circuit designer engineer at our campus in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. We offer an excellent working environment with a mix of cutting edge design and genuine hands on electronics laboratory testing and product development. -This exciting role will offer the opportunity to work with our industry leading FPGA designers, technical leads and microwave subject matter experts.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to work on technical solutions to a wide range of difficult challenges. Those solutions will be imaginative, thorough, and practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.
-These FPGA designs will implement digital signal processing, encryption, networking and the control of microwave circuits.
-The engineer will support the development of complex multi-function modules used in challenging size, weight and power applications. The engineer will be responsible for both design and verification of complex FPGAs and digital circuits that make the modules work.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to work on wireless datalink communication systems for missiles and fire control.
-The engineer will have the opportunity debug firmware and hardware issues in the lab using state of the art test equipment.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to work on the latest FPGA technology developing with embedded ARM processors.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to work as a team member within groups such as test, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to work on firmware and design requirements documents to assist in architecting the design.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to set up peer reviews for firmware code evaluation.
-The engineer will have the opportunity to develop complete digital solutions.
- The engineer will have the opportunity to work as a versatile member of a small team. Tasks may also include device selection, supporting circuitry, register-transfer level (RTL) logic and verification.
-We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Chelmsford, Massachusetts is a charming suburb of Boston located about 25 miles northwest of that city. Chelmsford is very close to historic Lowell Massachusetts and to Nashua, New Hampshire. Chelmsford is within reach of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and awesome ski areas to the north, and the scenic coastal towns of MA and NH are about an hour east. This scenic colonial region offers lots of New England charm, great schools, shopping, and restaurants. Chelmsford and the region share an impressive past from the early days after the pilgrims arrived in Plymouth to the revolutionary war. Where can you get to from Chelmsford? Chelmsford is about 90 minutes from Cape Cod. Boston is about 30 minutes to the east without traffic. New York City is about 4.5 hours away from Chelmsford. Waterville Valley and other major ski resorts of New Hampshire and Vermont are about 2 to 3 hours to the north.
It should be noted that Chelmsford, Massachusetts is approximately 35 miles northwest of the Boston metropolitan area and offers better access to a wide range of substantially more affordable regions in the area to live. Those regions include Northeastern and North Central Massachusetts, and Southern, New Hampshire.
Basic Qualifications:
-A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with at least 2 years of professional experience.
-Firmware development experience using Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL is required.
-The ability to create verification test-benches to simulate the firmware code using Siemens Modelsim/Questa, Synopsys VCS or equivalent simulation tools is required.
-FPGA design skills using software tools such as Xilinx Vivado, Microsemi Libero, Intel Quartus and Synplify or similar tools for synthesis is required.
-The ability to perform FPGA timing closure, power estimate and pin assignments is required.
-Ability to debug hardware and firmware issues in the lab using various test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and signal generators.
-The ability to work independently on firmware development tasks and seek out information to accomplish the tasks is required.
-The ability to follow our established LM firmware development best practices is required.
-Ability to develop firmware in a Windows and Linux OS environment.
-Experience documenting moderately complex engineering designs is required.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
-Strong organizational skills are required.
-The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the ability to multi-task are required.
-Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance and have the ability to be granted an interim secret prior to start.
Desired Skills:
-A BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 5 years of professional experience is preferred.
-An MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related technical field would be a plus.
-Knowledge of modulation and demodulation schemes as it applies to microwave RF.
-Firmware development using Matlab, Simulink and HDL Coder as it applies to digital signal processing (DSP).
-Prior experience developing and working with serial interfaces such as SPI, I2C, RS422 is desired.
-Knowledge of GIT or Bitbucket for firmware code repository and code development process is desired.
-Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, TCL, Perl is desired.
-Some basic software development skills using C/C++ for system on a chip (SOC) within the FPGA.
-Knowledge in using Atlassian Jira tools or equivalent for firmware issue tracking and sprints.
-Worked with development boards from Xilinx, Microsemi or Intel.
-Demonstrated experience documenting complex engineering designs is desired.
-Prior engineering experience within the Aerospace, Aeronautics, Defense, Space, Automotive, or Electronics Sectors is desired.

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Lockheed Martin's Chelmsford site details and check out our YouTube video Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROLRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Electrical Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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