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FPGA Waveform Engineer
Ref No.: 20-00331
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Title:- FPGA Waveform Engineer

Location – Herndon,VA

Clearance: Active DoD clearance or ability to obtain a DoD clearance. Its mandatory


  • Designing and testing complex, high speed, FPGA designs implementing DSP algorithms
  • Designing and supporting top-level system simulations
  • Translating requirements into FPGA architectures
  • Implementing and documenting FPGA designs using HDL (System Verilog, VHDL, etc.)
  • Supporting systems integration and Test Engineering to produce functional design
  • Implementing and contributing to the architecture of next generation satellite communication systems such asDVB-S2x
  • Producing simulations of and designs for communication channels enabling the study of both channel improvement measures, such as pre-distortion/pre-coding as well as overall satellite communication system efficiency, such as interference mitigation/cancellation, successive interference cancellation, multiuser detection, and phased array antenna techniques (both space and ground segments)
  • Designing the implementations for further advances in adaptive TDMA, SCPC return channels, including modeling and design of algorithms for real time embedded system implementation
  • Designing and the implementation of anti-jam DSP techniques implemented in FPGA logic
  • Creating test plans to assure integrated performance meets specification
  • Writing internal and external facing documents about iDirect Government physical layer FPGA technology

Experience and Skills:-

  • FPGA design experience using Verilog, VHDL or System Verilog language targeting Xilinx/Altera FPGA's
  • FPGA design experience with physical synthesis, static timing analysis, formal verification, power analysis, and other DRC centric tools
  • Experience with ModelSim/QuestaSim simulation tools
  • Experience Matlab/Simulink or equivalent for development of DSP algorithms implemented in FPGA's
  • Experience with Altera/Xilinx development tools
  • Demonstrated ability to verify digital logic designs with System Verilog
  • Experience with digital PCB design, and hardware test equipment
  • Demonstrated digital signal processing and FPGA waveform implementation knowledge
  • Experience with JTAG, DAC/Client functional and RF parametric test development
  • Experience with high speed interfaces such as JESD-204B, 10/40G Ethernet, XAUI, etc.
  • Ability to plan/perform analysis, studies/trade-offs in support of subsystem specification and hardware, FPGA and software design recommendations
  • Comfort working closely with senior engineering specialties on simultaneous top-down/bottom-up design and configuration for RF communication and monitoring systems
  • Experience in architecting or designing and testing systems/fixtures in a multi-disciplinary environment including developing and writing software for test and integration, e.g. C, LabView, Python, etc
  • Experience in design of RF signal conditioning subsystems including switches, cables, amplifiers and filters
  • RF measurement experience and use of RF test and measurement Equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, signal generators, etc.

Desired Qualifications:-

  • Experience with modulators/demodulators, forward error correction, adaptive channels, anti-jam algorithms, etc
  • Extensive experience with both Altera and Xilinx design and verification tools
  • Experience of RFIC design, designing microwave blocks such LNA, PA, TTD, and Phase shifters
  • Experience with Xilinx and Altera System-on-Chip devices: Xilinx Zynq-7000, Xilinx Zynq MPSoC, Altera SoC FPGA
  • Background in RF chain design and considerations
  • Background in anti-jam methodologies and design considerations
  • Familiarity with Networking, TCP/IP, UDP, SIP/RTP, DNS, DHCP, etc.
  • Experience with scripting tools and languages such as Make, Tcl, or Python
  • Experience with C/C++, bash, Python programming, etc.
  • Experience with Xilinx and/or Altera high level synthesis tools
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Satellite Communication experience.
Any queries, reach out to Steve - 7603074259 or email to