Harris Corporation FPGA DSP Design Engineer in Palm Bay, Florida

FPGA DSP Design Engineer 5/18/18--ElectricalUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: SIS20180905-24704


FPGA DSP Design Engineer

Job Code: SIS20180905-24704

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

This position will be responsible for providing Circuit Card Assembly Design support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of Harris Corporation.

Our intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Learn more about the end to end solution we provide for government and commercial organizations here: https://bit.ly/2vTHv9C

Job Description:

  • Understand the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) design process and the tools used to generate DSP designs on embedded systems.

  • Understand the requirements, architect a solution targeting DSP functions against those requirements, and implement that solution in an FPGA device.

  • Generate all peer review and deliverable documentation including: review packages, block diagrams, interface control documents, test procedures, requirements verification matrices, and test plans/procedures.

  • Simulate the DSP algorithms to verify performance on tools such as Matlab/Simulink, then integrate and test the DSP design on a circuit card assembly.

  • Full life cycle development and integration of DSP algorithms in FPGAs including: Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), matrix/linear algebra algorithms, digital filters, correlation algorithms, forward error correction algorithms, compression algorithms, MODEM algorithms, and embedded memory management.

  • Thorough understanding of VHDL, the FPGA design process and the tools used to generate the FPGA designs.

  • Opportunity to lead a small team of designers in generating the DSP design solutions.


  • BSEE Degree with 6 years experience in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or software engineering.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with high speed memory interfaces.

  • Experience with high speed serial protocols (PCI Express, SRIO, Ethernet).

  • Experience with Analog to Digital (AD) and Digital to Analog (DA) interfaces.

  • Experience with control protocols such AXI, I2C, SPI, RS-232/422, and SpaceWire.

  • Experience managing flash file systems.

  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work and communicate effectively within a development group including the negotiation of solutions with other disciplines (hardware, systems, etc).

  • Proficiency in Matlab/Simulink DSP prototyping environments including DSP System Toolbox, Communications System Toolbox, etc.

  • Proficiency managing source code in revision controls systems such as Subversion, Clearcase, GIT, etc.

  • Experience with Xilinx Vivado and the ability to build FPGAs with difficult timing/routing constraints.

Security Clearances

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, 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.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.


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LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay