Job Listing Description

FPGA Design Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an FPGA Design Engineer in Minneapolis, MN.
This position requires an active US Government secret clearance.

If interested, please email resume to: or contact Mary Ann McCarthy @ 314-504-6039


  • Perform FPGA design, simulation, and documentation using product families such as Xilinx Kintex7, Virtex7, Zynq, Ultrascale, RFSoc and Altera Stratix. 
  • Conduct testing of products using high-speed oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers, Matlab, and FPGA debugging tools. 
  • Define and develop specifications and test procedures. 
  • Can review and critique designs created by peers and/or junior engineers. 
  • Is proficient at recognizing the unique design requirements such as safety and reliability architectures associated with military applications. 
  • Compiles and analyzes test data to determine design effects on electrical circuits for military applications. 
  • Define development test plans and methods to ensure a robust design is achieved. 
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks. 
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies that impact circuit requirements and design constraints.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in EE or Computer Engineering and 9 years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree with 7 years of relevant experience. 
  • Experience in FPGA design and development using VHDL or Verilog. 
  • Experience with Simulation tools. 
  • Experience with setting and managing design constraints to meet critical timing requirements. 
  • Experience with FPGA design verification using hardware verification and debugging tools. 
  • Experience in the use of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. 
  • Experience in creating and managing technical documentation such as architecture and interface control documents. 
  • Experience in Hardware/Software integration. 
  • Experience in lead engineering role. 
  • Poses strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies that impact circuit requirements and design constraints. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in bus protocols such as I2C, SPI, RS-232, JESD204B. 
  • VHDL. 
  • Digital implementations of low pass, bandpass, and high pass filters. 
  • Digital implementations of comb filter and Hilbert transform filter. 
  • Experience with Intel Arria 10/Max 10. 
  • Experience with Modelsim, Xilinx Vivado, Synplicity, MATLAB, Quartus, Simulink. 
  • FPGA Digital Signal Processing implementation. 
  • Experience with bus functional models. 
  • Is familiar with unique test requirements associated with military electronics such as extreme temperature testing. 
  • Preferably an Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines, design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).

Job Number: 2010117563
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 09/11/2020
Attention: Mary Ann McCarthy
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485

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