FPGA Developer - Huntsville, AL Electrical Engineer I - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Do you have a vision to provide electronic design solutions that consistently exceed technical, schedule, and budgetary expectations?

Are you an expert in digital signal processing for FPGA devices?

Would you thrive in a world class engineering organization that emphasizes providing exciting work opportunities and career development for our employees?

If you’ve answered, “yes,” our team at Missile Systems at our Huntsville, AL facility wants to learn more about you! We are looking for Electrical Engineers with expertise in FPGA development and Software Engineering. At RMS, we offer competitive salaries and benefits, including profit sharing and a comprehensive relocation package. Learn more about our requirements and apply today!

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
Organization Description:

Within the Products Technology Center (PTC), you will be a part of a key role within the Missile Systems Engineering organization by developing the electronics for the weapon system products. We engage at the outset of the weapon system development and follow our designs through deployment. Our team helps develop the requirements and bring concepts to life. Our products are deployed all over the world, on the ground, and they reach the exoatmospheric environments and into space. The Configurable Digital Logic (CDL) Group within the PTC is responsible for the architecture, design, and documentation of deliverable firmware and FPGA embedded processing at Missile Systems.

Job Description:

The Electrical Engineer will develop FPGA designs for all major vendors and device families including: Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, and Microsemi. Designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, embedded processing and processor interfaces. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, collaborative modeling of algorithms, partition and perform code development, simulation, and place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using advanced verification methods. Design support is expected from requirements definition through integration and test. Design documentation and configuration management are required.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Digital Design Knowledge & Principles
  • Experience with a hardware description language such as VHDL, Verilog, or System Verilog
  • Experience with digital simulation tools
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Knowledge of a software or scripting language
  • Python or MATLAB simulation
  • Ability to use standard lab equipment such as Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, & Function Generators

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Linux environment and commands
  • Knowledge of embedded systems design utilizing Microblaze, NIOS, and ARM processors
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Altera, Lattice, Microsemi, or Xilinx devices and tool flows
  • Knowledge of FPGA timing constraints and timing closure
  • Integration experience with FPGA based systems.
  • Digital signal processing
  • Knowledge of Python and C programming
  • Knowledge of git and GitHub

Desired Education (including Major):
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 is desired.


  • Student Loan Repayment Contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Educational Assistance
  • 9/80 work schedule – Every other Friday off
  • Onsite Wellness Program – Health Screenings/Flu Shots
  • 401K – Savings & Investment Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Rstars is an enterprise-wide recognition program that allows you to give and receive thanks for notable and exceptional performance.

***Please upload a copy of your most recent transcripts with your resume when applying to this requisition***

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Interested job seekers must apply online to determine if they meet qualifications for specific positions and other employment requirements.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.