Digital Systems Architect
Solidus seeks a Digital Systems Architect member to oversee the digital design, layout, simulation, implementation, testing, and verification of hardware for high-speed optical communications systems and precision tracking systems. Most designs will be FGPA and PCB based, for flexibility, although ASIC designs may be preferred for certain projects. The candidate should be highly motivated and proactive, working closely with a small dynamic team, solving challenging problems with direct impact on National security.The successful candidate will join a group that develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. Responsibilities: - Collaborate with system engineers, optical engineers, and software developers, to jointly develop and implement high-speed digital signal processing and control systems supporting optical communications systems. - Develop and drive project schedule in collaboration with management. - Communicate with stakeholders to understand and influence requirements, present progress and to anticipate shifting priorities - Collaborate with FPGA vendors to push the performance envelope. - Oversee board bring-up activities, system level integration, verification, troubleshooting, and field testing.Requirements: - ship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance - BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar - Minimum 15 years in FPGA/ Digital Logic Design roleWith at least five years of experience in at least two of the following: (1) implementing and testing custom RTL using VHDL, (2) PCB design, layout, bring-up, (3) embedded C/C and common scripting languages, and (4) signal integrity.Additionally Desired: - Prefer Mentor Graphics suite of tools. - Experience with Xilinx Virtex FPGAs, preferably including UltraScale+. - Prefer high speed data links, high speed SERDES, and implementing modern memory architectures such as DDR4. - Prefer familiarity with communications networking protocols, such as Ethernet, Generic Framing Procedure (GFP), Optical Transport Network (OTN)Req ID: 4456Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Please Note: Solidus does not accept applications from agencies, 3rd party vendors, or applications with incomplete information.