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Specialist, VHDL Design Engineer

Company: L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers' mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers' mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Specialist, VHDL Design Engineer

Job Description:

L3Harris Space & Sensors is currently seeking a Specialist VHDL Design Engineer with experience developing complex FPGA designs. As a specialist developer, this individual will work with a talented team of FPGA designers and will contribute to the design, modelling, implementation, and verification of reusable logic components. This individual will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge infrared cameras, launch vehicle avionics, and orbital communications platforms; including products like the Mars Rovers, International Space Station visiting vehicles, Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and ultra-high speed and ultra-large format infrared cameras. As an established pioneer in space exploration and military/defense technology, Space and Sensors, is a first-rank engineering and production company.

This role is available in either Mason, OH (preferred), Pittsburgh, PA or Plano, TX.

Essential Functions:

  • Product Development
  • Participation in FPGA developments working in cross-functional teams to meet technical, schedule, and design-to-cost goals.
  • Participation in Agile development methods including estimating, planning, and tracking of tasks, milestones, and resources.
  • Effectively communicate with your development team.
  • Develop, organize, contribute, and present Engineering Review Boards (ERBs).
  • Moderate peer reviews for detailed design documents and VHDL implementations.
  • Expertise in reusable library utilizing standard streaming and memory mapped interfaces

  • Analysis of component synthesis results, clock domain crossings, and static timing of FPGAs.
  • Technical presentations including internal and external technical reviews and meetings.
  • Support to internal and external production/manufacturing, test/verification, and delivered products.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE, BSEET, or BSECE) and minimum 4 years prior related experience OR Graduate Degree with a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Experienced professional in VHDL design including at least 2-3 years of direct experience.
  • ModelSim/Questa or equivalent logic simulation tools
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • GigE, 10GigE, GigE Vision
  • High Speed Serializers and Deserializers (SERDES)
  • LVDS, RS-422, I2C, SPI

  • Agile Scrum development methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in project/task management and technical estimating
  • Experience in root cause analysis, troubleshooting complex technical situations, and participating in continuous improvement efforts
  • Understanding of electronics manufacturing, assembly, and test processes


  • Prolonged sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Ability to regularly walk, sit or stand as required

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your rsum for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your rsum, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Plano , Specialist, VHDL Design Engineer, Other , Plano, Texas

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