Principal FPGA Engineer I
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CesiumAstro

51-200 employees

Engineers and manufactures space communication systems.
Company Overview
CesiumAstro stands out as a leading company in the aerospace industry, offering tailored, mission-ready solutions for both commercial and defense applications. Their competitive advantage lies in their full-stack modular product line, which allows for customization based on specific payload requirements. With a diverse global operation that includes hardware and software engineering, manufacturing, mission systems, and wireless communications engineering, the company fosters a culture of technical excellence and industry leadership.
Hardware
Aerospace
B2B

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$132.2M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

17%

1 year growth

35%

2 year growth

82%
Locations
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Verilog
Agile
Git
VHDL
FPGA
CategoriesNew
Electrical Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Requirements
  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university or institution.
  • 9 years of industry or university research experience in the design, analysis, and implementation of FPGA systems at the HDL level.
  • Proficiency in VHDL and/or Verilog design capture.
  • Familiarity with radiation-tolerant FPGA devices (Xilinx Versal, Xilinx UltraScale+, Xilinx RFSoC, Micorsemi PolarFire, RTG-4).
  • Expertise in FPGA implementation (synthesis, place and route and timing closure) and verification.
  • Proficient in HDL coder, Modelsim RTL simulation tools, Xilinx and Microsemi tool flows.
  • Strong understanding of space environment considerations and radiation effects on FPGA parts to develop mitigation techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, and vector signal analyzers.
  • Experience with high-speed interfaces and power optimization techniques for space applications.
  • Proven track record of successful FPGA designs deployed in space programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Responsibilities
  • Lead FPGA design and verification efforts for space-based programs ensuring compliance with industry standards and program requirements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams (system engineering, hardware designers, and software engineers) to define FPGA architecture, partitioning, interface definitions, and specifications.
  • Develop FPGA architecture based on high level system requirements to formulate part selections and SWAP-C estimates with an emphasis on FPGA utilizations and power consumption.
  • Act as the subject matter expert when participating in design reviews and bringing technical expertise and insight to the team.
  • Mentor and guide junior FPGA designers to drive for efficiency, quality, and consistency.
  • Maintain pulse on emerging technologies to drive future product development for space applications.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with worst-case analysis, failure method and criticality analyses, and reliability analysis.
  • Familiarity with digital communications and digital signal processing.
  • Experience with board-level hardware design.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with a distributed team.
  • Proficiency with git source code control.
  • Experience developing firmware using agile flows.