MIT Lincoln Laboratory FPGA Digital Design Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Group 97—Applied Space Systems The Applied Space Systems Group develops environmental monitoring electro-optical and infrared sensor systems for detecting and tracking natural and man-made phenomena. The group's activities include the extraction of target and feature information from airborne and spaceborne hyperspectral imagery; system support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) environmental satellites in performance analysis and improvement of existing sensors and products; architecture definition and sensor development support for the next-generation NOAA satellite systems; and chemical detection sensor and system development. Work includes electro-optical and infrared sensor design, system and architecture analysis, signal processing, data analysis, and algorithm development. The group seeks physicists, astronomers, applied mathematicians, electrical engineers, computer engineers, and candidates with related experience who have an interest in developing cutting-edge space remote sensing technologies for future missions.

Position Description

This position requires an FPGA / Digital Design Engineer to develop FPGAs for innovative applications including real time communications, command and control (C3) and image and signal processing. Candidates will be expected to assist in evaluating, designing, building, bench testing, debugging and performing failure analysis. The successful candidate will be part of a cross disciplinary team, and will need to demonstrate proficiency in coding, synthesis, simulation, lab bring-up, and the use of tools that support these activities. Candidates will develop new test tools and methods and follow specified processes/procedures/workflows. The candidate is responsible for supporting digital circuit design build and test as well as developing simulation environments for testing FPGA, implementing algorithms on FPGA and supporting integration and testing in a lab environment.


The candidate must possess a BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical field with 0 - 3 years experience. A strong working knowledge of FPGA development process and lifecycle, digital circuit design, build synthesis, and lab bring-up is required. The candidate must have experience in hardware/software co-design and proper partitioning of an application over software and hardware as well as strong debugging skills in both simulation and lab environments.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.