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Senior Level Software Engineer FPGA

Position Description:

Hardware development position on a team developing accelerated processing capabilities spanning across FPGA and software development. Specific duties include:

  • Perform system design, development, integration, test, and documentation duties to ensure proper operation of hardware and software platforms.
  • Perform analysis of candidate architecture implementations
  • Define and develop interfaces
  • Prototype and optimize hardware components
  • Expected to participate in developer led integration of software baselines.
  • Motivated, independent worker to fit on a small problem solving team
  • Lead hardware discussions and collaboration efforts with other hardware teams and organizations
  • Adhere to accepted standards for development, including writing unit tests, participating in peer reviews, conducting design reviews, and generating test plans to ensure maximum stability and quality of code.

Labor Requirements:

  • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
  • Coordinate with software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met
  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints; Perform quality control on team products
  • Oversees one or more software development teams and ensures the work is being completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas
  • Write or review software and system documentation
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards
  • Make recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards

Technical Skills Required:

  • 7 years of experience as a Software Engineer supporting hardware-software co-design projects with an emphasis on FPGA and software development and requirements analysis, selection and evaluation of COTS/GOTS tools, and integration.
  • Experience with OpenCL
  • Capable of leading a small team to develop innovative applications and engineering solutions
  • Proficiency in debugging and troubleshooting

Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • 5+ years of experience programming using VHDL/Verilog
  • Experience with Git and SVN
  • Knowledge of technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Knowledge and experience with network programming and network protocols

Minimum Experience Required:

Fourteen (14) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

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