BAE Systems FPGA Firmware/Software Design Engineer in Quantico, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking to fill a hardware/firmware/embedded software engineering opening. This position is typically an electrical/software/computer engineer with digital design and real time programming experience. The work load will be predominantly firmware but some tasking (10-15%) would be related embedded software.

Thesuccessful candidate will be responsible for designing and developing performance-critical custom hardware resources which utilize industry standard interfaces. Interfaces include but are not limited to PCIe Gen1/2/3, Ethernet at 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps/10Gbps/100Gbps. Also included are technologies such as USB, SATA, Interlaken, etc

The engineering team is located near Quantico, VA.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

US Citizenship

Current, Active Clearance

BS or MS in an engineering discipline, computer science, or physics

3 years FPGA high speed design experience

3 years real-time embedded software design experience

Good communication skills

Preferred Skills and Education


Experience with:

Xilinx Virtex family of FPGAs

Xilinx s development tools: ModelSim, Vivado, and Vivado SDK

Programming with Verilog, System Verilog

Xilinx embedded processors Zynq, Microblaze, and Zynq

Design/development with PetaLinux embedded OS

Device driver design/development for Windows

Device driver design/development for Linux

Windows OS s

Linux OS s

Knowledge of:

Ethernet protocols

High-speed serial communications, including PCIe

Micro blaze


TCAMs (Ternary Content Addressable Memory)

Familiarity with:

IXIA packet generation products

Ethernet sniffer tools

Also needed are good laboratory test and debug skills: The ability to use oscilloscopes, analyzers, and Chipscope for debugging both boards and FPGA designs is a plus.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

FPGA Firmware/Software Design Engineer


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