Wellington Steele and Associates

FPGA Designer

Location US-NY-Rochester


We’re working with our Rochester, NY DoD client searching for an FPGA Design Engineer


US Citizens only as a security clearances will be required at a later date.


Relocation assistance is available.



Job Description:

  • Design, implement, integrate and test embedded FPGA firmware for software-defined radio applications.
  • Candidate will be required to analyze requirements, create specifications, implement designs using VHDL/Verilog, and verify designs meet requirements.
  • Cooperates with electrical, RF engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interfaces
  • Candidate will work with cross functional teams to define, design, and verify FPGA solutions for radio product development projects. 


Essential Functions: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to Design, develop, modify and verify FPGA designs for electronic equipment or other communications systems.
  • Perform FPGA design verification and validation using advanced RTL verification techniques
  • Design FPGA’s through the life cycle including: Architecture development, algorithm implementation, synthesizable VHDL code generation
  • Perform FPGA Design Implementation: Constraint driven FPGA Synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis
  • Generate design review and deliverable documentation including review packages, block diagrams, interface control documents, test procedures, requirements verification matrices, and test plans/procedures
  • Proficient in control and use of a variety of test equipment including Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, and Signal Generators
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information



  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering discipline with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience


Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, who works well in team environments
  • Proficient in VHDL/Verlilog coding for synthesis
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and debug FPGA firmware and related hardware issues
  • Solid technical writing skills and ability to communicate complex technical concepts/solutions both inside and outside of the organization.
  • In depth working knowledge and experience with vendor specific FPGA tools (Vivado, Quartus, etc.)
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Digital Signal Processing related to modem implementation and design
  • High speed serial protocols (PCI Express, SDIO, Ethernet)
  • Analog to Digital (AD) and Digital to Analog (DA) interfaces



  • 5+ to 7 years experience
  • Seniority Level - Mid-Senior
  • Management Experience Required – No
  • Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree



  • FPGA Design experience - must have proven experience actually doing the design work.  
  • Anyone with ASIC experience could move into FPGA fairly easily.






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