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Principal FPGA Design Engineer

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit
Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. -If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now
Equal Employment Opportunity
Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be -an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. - -We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. - -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. - -
Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact
We are seeking a talented principal engineer to join the digital design team at Draper. The successful candidate will contribute to FPGA development including architecture, design, synthesis, verification, validation, test and support. - Candidate must have experience using high level design, simulation and verification tools and be familiar with process flows supporting design and verification for digital FPGA efforts. Applicant should also be familiar with embedded software development for FPGA SoCs. - Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of hardware security, signal or image processing, filter design and algorithm implementation in hardware. Direct experience with embedded FPGA design is required. -
Required Qualifications: - -

  • BSEE with 10+ years relevant experience
  • Fluent in Verilog/VHDL
  • Understanding of networking layered models and protocols
  • Implementation of FPGA functions to accelerate SW (checksum engines, packet parsing, etc.)
  • Experience with Microchip Libero tools, PolarFire (SoC) devices, and IP
  • Experience with joint design/debug with embedded software
  • Experience debugging FPGA fabric designs with embedded processor software on HW
  • Capability for evaluating trade space for adding new features to FPGA fabric and/or software (knows strengths of each technology and can optimize based on requirements)
  • Experience with design closure including timing, power and area for SWaP constrained designs
  • Familiarity with high speed interfaces (10Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, DDR4, LVDS, etc)
  • Experience with Linux and scripting languages
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Minimum of 3 days onsite in Cambridge is required -

    Preferred Qualifications: - -

    • MSEE with 10+ years relevant experience
    • Experience with 10GB Ethernet and IP id HDL designs
    • Experience with Matlab/Simulink
    • Experience working with PCB designers

      Security Requirement: - - -
      Current in scope US Top Secret clearance required.

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