Firmware Engineer

Peninsula, CA

Posted: 12/12/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Aviation & Aerospace Job Number: JOS000008068


  • Must be scrappy and inventive: what you will be building has never been done before.
  • Be prepared to be challenged and sometimes work out of your comfort zone.
  • Willingness to be accountable, autonomous, and take full ownership of projects.
  • Preferably experience with software/firmware developed for safety-critical applications or software developed for aerospace
  • Awareness and understanding of mission-critical systems and related software impact
  • Current on software processes, technology and tooling
  • A preference for agile yet process-controlled software
  • Ability to code and document (wherever possible electronically and in-line) in a structured way
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Ability to learn and adopt to new technologies
  • Demonstrable history of thinking outside-the-box, without losing sight of reality
  • Experience working in both a Windows and Linux environment


  • Understanding of space electronics and specific (technology) constraints in and deployment
  • Extensive experience with VHDL and/or VERILOG
  • Experience in working with Rad-hard or Rad-tolerant FPGAs  and SoC devices
  • Experience with SEU mitigation mechanisms
  • In-depth knowledge of environments such as: Libero, Vivado
  • Affection with upcoming technologies for FPGA using OpenCL / C++  / Automatic Code Generation
  • Experience with IP cores for interfacing and communication
  • Experience in structured code incl. test benching, simulation and code coverage
  • JTAG programming / debugging
  • Preferably past experience in embedded or space hardware

The role includes competitive compensation package, stock options, and full benefits (healthcare, vision, dental).

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