FPGA Design Engineer

About us

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

What you'll do

Designing, documentation, implementation, prototyping, and testing of FPGA features on cutting edge high speed or ultra-low power digital circuit boards for encrypted communications systems including Layer 2 and Layer 3 In-line Network Encryptors and embedded cryptographic devices.

The day-to-day

• Design FPGA module and system level architectures with Verilog and/or VHDL
• Develop simulations for modules and systems
• Synthesizes Verilog and/or VHDL to FPGA products
• Develop timing constraints, analyze timing results, and implement design changes required to close timing
• Generate and collaborate on required design documents, development requirements, specifications and verification protocols
• Develop, test and support embedded firmware for current and future products
• Work closely with hardware and hardware engineers, bringing up boards, interpreting data sheets and schematics
• Conduct code and design reviews and participate in multi-functional reviews
• Maintain and control FPGA code revision history
• Responsible for owning and driving technical issues to resolution
• Integrates and debugs design in the laboratory

What you'll need

• Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
• 5+ years FPGA design experience
• Foundational knowledge of digital logic and timing considerations
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to work with a temporally and geographically diverse team
• Attention to detail, ability to follow process and coding guidelines, participate in code reviews and accept feedback
• Experience with Programmable Logic EDA tools, such as AMD/Xilinx ISE/Vivado, Intel/Altera Quartus, Siemens/Mentor Graphics, Synopsys Synplify, SoftCore Micro embedments in MicroChip, etc.
• Proven ability to design and implement FPGA modules using Verilog and/or VHDL with simulation and testbench development
• Understanding of embedded processor software and peripheral interfacing to PL/HW
• Familiarity with designing and coding for re-use, maintainability and a scalability
• Desire to be part of a team, collaborating on large system designs
• Ability to work independently, take initiative, take ownership of tasks and results
• US citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance is required
• Experience working in dynamic multi-discipline integration for overall product success

  • This position is an onsite role; location in Carlsbad or Marlborough
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
What will help you on the job
  • Development and certification of a Standalone End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) and high assurance Cryptographic High Value Product (CHVP) for protection of data at the SECRET and Below level
Salary range
$132,200.00 - $230,000.00 / annually
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness at https://careers.viasat.com/benefits.
EEO statement

Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic. If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here.

  • Job type: FULL TIME
  • Categories: Engineering
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