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Principal Engineer - Secret

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking Principal Engineer in Minneapolis, MN.


  • 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: 1910105517
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/09/2019
Attention: Jennifer Morgan
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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