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FPGA Design Engineer - Job Order 3162

Arlington, VA

My client is working on contracts in the defense and intelligence communities that involve the latest in high performance computing. Much of their work involves the creation of EDA tools to assist in the design. Candidates will be working in a highly specialized area of IC design.

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FPGA Design Engineer - Job Order 3162

Arlington, VA
Compensation up to $120K
0 - 5 years of experience
US citizens only

My client, a technology research organization, is looking for highly talented, motivated researchers to lead and impact state of the art research and development in the area of reconfigurable computing. This position will lead research in algorithm development for custom internal tools which target FPGA and ASIC front end design. These tools solve challenging problems in hardware security, high level abstraction for hardware design, and machine learning acceleration for critical systems.  Realize effectiveness of solutions on physical FPGAs and custom ASIC fabrication. Lead research, propose major innovations, collaborate with peers within the group and across the company, publish results in top tier conferences, and contribute to or lead proposals.


  •     Graduate degree or equivalent experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science required.
  •     Solid understanding of VHDL or Verilog.
  •     Knowledge of FPGA architecture and device primitives demonstrated through mapping applications to Xilinx Zynq/Virtex-7/UltraScale+ or similar Intel devices using Xilinx Vivado or Intel Quartus tools.    
  •     Strong experience with testbench generation and functional verification of FPGA designs.
  •     Applicants selected for this position will require access to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Per U.S. government regulations, eligibility to handle CUI requires U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  •     Experience using C/C++, Python, TCL and/or Java in a digital EDA or embedded software environment a plus.
  •     Familiarity with an open-source EDA tools such as Google Project X-Ray, VTR or VPR, Yosys, SymbiFlow, RapidSmith, or TORC a plus.
  •     Experience with software revision control systems such as Git, Mercurial, SVN, etc.
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