Job Description

Job Description

We are seeking an innovative, creative and experienced Digital Hardware Engineer who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. We are dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. This position is located at the corporate office in Herndon, VA. The candidate will be responsible for participating in all development phases beginning with high level concept design and ending with production release. Key design areas are power design and digital design with a focus on microprocessors, FPGA, Ethernet, clocking and memory circuits.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Design and develop digital hardware with a focus on microprocessor and FPGA platforms
  • Implementing digital designs using schematic capture software tools which include generating net lists, parts lists and preparation for printed circuit board layout
  • Design and implementation of FPGA and/or CPLD applications using HDL (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Evaluating architectural trade-offs to meet design requirements
  • Active participant in the design layout phase including component placement and trace routing
  • Extensive hands on experience in the lab for debugging and testing all parts of the digital design
  • Supporting designs that are currently in manufacturing
  • Working closely with engineering services (CAD, Mechanical design, Component Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Test)
  • Clear and concise documentation to support all facets of the design


  • Experience in digital design (embedded processor, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, FPGA, clocks)
  • Experience with memory device implementation (DDR family of devices and NOR, NAND and SPI flash)
  • Experience with FPGA timing and synthesis tools and processes (Altera Quartus II experience preferred)
  • Experience in switching power supply design (DC/DC converters)
  • Experience with schematic capture software (ORCAD/DXDesigner)
  • Awareness of signal integrity and EMI/EMC issues
  • Awareness of DFx (Design for cost, test, manufacturing)
  • Practical experience in the use of test equipment (DSO, Logic Analyzer, etc.)
  • Experience in CPLD design and the associated tools is a plus
  • Experience in hybrid RF/Digital PCB board layout is a plus
  • Scripting (VB, C#, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Python, Ruby) for the purpose of test automation would be an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

Professional Qualities: the successful candidate will:

  • Have a can do attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership of critical design issues
  • Be eager to work in a fast paced development environment
  • Be able to analyze and solve technical problems
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • Be able to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively on a technical level
  • Be flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions
  • Be effective as a single contributor and work well within a team

Education and Work Experience: BS in Electrical Engineering or closely related field from an accredited University/College. At least 5 years of work experience.

The candidate should be able to obtain a US government security clearance


Application Instructions

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