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Senior Firmware Engineer

Intellian Technologies

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 20, 2022.

As a senior firmware engineer, you will participate in the definition, design, development, and testing of firmware in our next-generation active phased-array antennas and satellite user terminals.

You will collaborate with our hardware, software, and manufacturing teams as well as external vendors to help provide best-in-class solutions for our customers.

Main Responsibilities Define, design, develop, and test firmware for active phased-array antennas and satellite user terminals.

Work closely with hardware and software teams to implement real-time algorithms for beamforming operations across various antenna subsystem architectures.

Lead firmware activities related to new product and feature prototyping and board bring-up.

Design and implement firmware solutions in FPGAs in our active phased array antennas.

Develop algorithms and firmware to provide efficient manufacturing, calibration, and factory testing of active phased-array antennas Create comprehensive test plans to ensure that product requirements are satisfied or exceeded.

Assist in various aspects of firmware and product testing.

Assist in troubleshooting of issues in development, manufacturing, and operational environments.

Coordinate firmware development and implementation among several hardware and module suppliers.

Required Qualification BSEE/BSCE with 10 years of related industry experience or MSEE/MSCE with 8 years of related industry experience.

Strong FPGA development hands-on experience in the platform/tools of Xilinx (Vivado, SDK, SDAccel, SDSoC, HLS, ISE) and Intel (Quartus, Platform Designer/Qsys, OpenCL) environment.

Strong experience in Python, Matlab, and other high-level languages for modeling and test automation.

Strong VHDL and C programming experience, ideally with experience in satellite communication (SatCom) modem and hardware platforms.

Effective debugging, analysis, and testing on FGPA platforms with real-time scheduling considerations.

Experience with design and implementation of real-time software/firmware for antenna tracking and digital communications.

Experience with signal processing blocks such as filters, synchronization, estimators, modulators, and demodulators.

Familiar with COTS GNSS receiver functionality and GNSS chipset interfaces.

Strong experience with various standard interfaces/protocols, including RS222, RS422, Ethernet, SPI, UART, I2C, FSK, etc.

Experience with bench test equipment, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, etc.

Preferred Skills & Experience Experience with circuit schematic and PCB layout.

Knowledge of digital wireless communication systems and modern satellite communication systems.

Knowledge of phased array antenna operation.

Good working knowledge of software version control systems, Git in particular.

Experience with project management tools (e.g., Jira).