Principal FPGA Engineer II
Posted on 11/30/2023
INACTIVE
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
  • 11 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