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Senior VHDL Engineer

San Diego, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Key member of the development of digital signal processing related VHDL for use in communication datalink systems and other programs as required. The job includes all areas of VHDL development including creating requirements for VHDL designs, selection of host programmable devices (FPGA or other), simulation/modeling of VHDL design, implementation of design and hardware testing onto host FPGA, test of overall communication system, and documentation of the design. The role includes close liaison with the project engineering team.  Good verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills are also required. Previous work experience in VHDL design mandatory.  Knowledge of FPGA design environments, including ISE, Vivado, EDK, Modelsim and Matlab a plus. Performs complex electrical engineering duties following designated standards and procedures.  Works closely with engineering disciplines.  Duties require application of engineering principles and techniques. May supervise subordinate engineering staff and lead design efforts. This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results. Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary. This position typically works under limited supervision and direction. Incumbents of this position regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares design specifications, analyses and recommendations
  • Prepares design and operation objectives, specifications and resource needs
  • Recommends test control, strategies, apparatus and equipment
  • Supports the interfaces with customers, contractors and marketing vendors
  • Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services
  • Conducts in-house design reviews and technical meetings
  • Prepares design proposal to reflect cost, schedule and technical approaches
  • Monitors project status and progress
  • Manages budget and schedule for electrical engineering tasks
  • Keeps abreast of improvements in electronic engineering techniques
  • Log, compile and evaluate engineering data
  • Analyze equipment to establish operating data
  • Develop logic flowcharts and block diagrams
  • May support on-site installation activities
  • May give work assignments and check work of technicians or design support personnel on a common project
  • May provide technical direction and guidance to Design Engineers, Technicians, or Design Support personnel assigned to work on a common project

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • This is a cleared site, U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Four-year college degree in electronic engineering or science discipline plus a minimum of five years experience or an applicable Master’s of Science degree and three years of related experience. 
  • Desired experience in designing, developing and testing RTL. 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to use typical office automation products such as word processors and spreadsheets. 
  • Knowledge of customer needs and competing products. 
  • Mental ability to perform analytical work. 
  • Ability to prioritize work, complete multiple tasks and work under deadlines.  Good interpersonal skills.
  • May be required to travel domestically and internationally to include working odd hours, in-line with customer requirements.