Outstanding opportunity under the guidance of a Principle Investigator (PI) and/or customer, this role will contribute to platform-level security research projects providing FPGA design, software development, and testing support. This role will cross seamlessly between software and hardware tasks along with demonstrating knowledge of hypervisor and firmware-level software.
What You Will Be Doing
Assists with designing new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products
Conducts design analysis on components and/or assemblies to assist in the development process ensuring designs are cost efficient, manufacturable, and reliable
Communicates with the other engineering personnel to coordinate the interrelated design and assure project completion
Applies ASIC or FPGA place and route (P&R) tools with various libraries to create physical implementations of designs
Develop and maintain documentation for the P&R design flows
Designs new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products
Integrates new P&R tools, P&R tool updates, and ASIC or FPGA design libraries into Government's computer aided design environment, documents the use of those tools and libraries, and assists other physical designers to successfully complete their specific P&R design tasks
Work with tool and library vendors to develop solutions for designers P&R design challenges
Performs the deprocessing of electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software using approved reverse engineering procedures
Leads the designs of new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products
Provides technical leadership to less experienced engineers
Directs and checks the work of other hardware design engineers
Acts as internal consultant providing technical guidance on most complex projects
Develops novel procedures for reverse engineering of new component type
What You Need for this Position
Active or could acquire quickly a TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph or CI Polygraph.
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.
12 years of experience in integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same is required.
5 years of additional hardware design engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelors degree.
Must have Skills:
Significant experience developing in C/C++
Assembly (Intel or other)
Hardware Description Language experience (Verilog or VHDL)
Knowledge/experience with algorithms for digital EDA tool development.
Hypervisor / container development
RoT techniques including TPM
FPGA physical design
Device characterization or PUF techniques
ASIC analog and/or digital design
For your hard work and dedication, earn a generous salary DOE, along with a competitive benefits package including 401k. So, if you are a Senior Hardware Design/FPGA Engineer with experience and the required clearance, please apply today!
Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.