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  • Federated Wireless - Director, Hardware Engineering

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/2/2018 3:09 PM)
    Job ID
    Federated Wireless
    # of Openings
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    The Director, Hardware Engineering is an expert on managing complex hardware projects, from inception to release-to-manufacturing, understanding various phases of design and verification processes.  This individual must have the business acumen to manage contract manufacturing and associated supply-chain.  This individual will also have extensive experience in managing design projects comprising of FPGA development and verification for complex signal processing and communications designs. This individual will manage design and manufacturing of a spectrum sensing solution, leading system and RF engineers and other hardware engineers to implement and verify the solution in an integrated software defined radio platform.


    • Manage hardware team activities and deliverables
    • Assess technologies & products to determine and/or recommend vendors & partners
    • Interact with vendors and design houses
    • Interact with contract manufacturing, monitor and manage progress, provide technical guidance and tradeoffs as required
    • Author product requirement and design specifications
    • Stay current with the latest FPGA and SoC technologies, development environments, tools, processes and best practices
    • Lead product studies and perform requirements analysis to meet requirement
    • Interface with other design teams to resolve design, implementation, and deployment issues
    • Assist architecture reviews of all hardware development projects
    • Measure compliance against standards
    • Report status against project plan
    • Prepare and present technical briefings to customers and senior management
    • Assist in building, managing and expanding the company’s intellectual property estate


    • Experience managing hardware projects, including deliverables
    • Experience interacting with design firms and contract manufacturing
    • 10-15 years comprehensive experience in FPGA SoC based transceiver design development
    • Extensive experience with creation of implementation architectures for high-throughput digital signal processing (DSP) designs
    • Proficient at RTL design, test bench development, verification, and debug, including chip-level verification and automated regressions
    • Fluent in Verilog, VHDL, TCL, C, Perl (or Python), and LINUX
    • Good familiarity with wide spectrum of DSP concepts (FFT, LDPC, IIR, filters, etc) and their efficient implementations.
    • Experience with system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA development tools, Altera (Qsys/Quartus) or Xilinx (Vivado). Both a plus
    • Comprehensive experience with FPGA implementation, timing closure, power, and development board-based debug
    • Experience with ARM-based SoC FPGAs, e.g., Altera ArriaV SoC or Xilinx Zynq
    • Experience developing ARM-based FPGA driver and debug code in C
    • Experience with selection and use of FPGA vendor IP (PLL, DDR3, DMA, etc.), and common FPGA interfaces (FMC, HSMC, SPI, I2C, JESD204B, etc.)
    • Strong oral/written communication skills required

    Federated Wireless is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law.


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