Sr. Systems Firmware Engineer
Company: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Posted on: September 14, 2019
Job Tracking ID: RTL:19-016
Location: Chantilly, VA
Job Type: Full-Time/RegularDate Updated: September 03, 2019
Job Description:Kratos RT Logic is a leader in assured aerospace
communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge
innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to
solve our customers toughest challenges. We are a trusted
partner-driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum
success for our customers, our partners and ourselves.
Kratos RT Logic is valued for our ability to design and deliver
leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication,
control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of
offerings-from commercial to tailored custom solutions and
integrated programs. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know
we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and
confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always
At Kratos RT Logic, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced
with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard
problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each
other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and
global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what
motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our
peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our
actions-always doing the right thing.
We look forward to the attraction of open, honest, caring and fun
individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds,
perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great
company... for each other.
We are currently looking for a Sr. Systems Firmware Engineer, for
our Chantilly, VA location.
General Job Summary:
The successful candidate will work with a team to design and
develop the next generation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
communications products in RT Logics Real-time Tactical
Communications business area. It provides an opportunity to grow
while both learning from senior architects, and mentoring
entry-level developers. The ideal candidate will have a strong
background in VHDL, FPGA design, and RF and digital communications
Develop, integrate, and test real time firmware applications to
support various RT Logic products.
Design and develop firmware/software in support of new product
development and custom deliveries.
Work directly with customers and RT Logic engineers to perform
requirements analysis/design trade-offs and develop solutions in
accordance with system/product architectures.
Work with program management to scope and estimate new efforts as
Use VHDL to implement real-time communications processing for
tactical and network communications products.
Drive a culture of high-quality firmware by continuously honing the
craft of firmware development while following industry best
practices such as code review, and automated testing.
Collaborate with systems architects to design software solutions
and guide the activity of entry-level developers.
Work with RT Logic engineers to perform design tradeoffs and
develop solutions in accordance with product architectures
Experience and Skills:Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering,
Computer Engineering or related field
5-10 years of related experience
Significant VHDL experience targeting Xilinx and/or Altera
Must be able to work closely in a small engineering team which will
include other software engineers, FPGA firmware, RF hardware,
system hardware, and test engineers
Working knowledge of RF communications, real-time waveform
processing, and/or Software Defined Radios is a plus
Experience with common engineering test equipment such as
oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers are a plus.
Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
Familiarity with networking concepts and protocols (IP, TCP,
Familiarity with military tactical waveforms (CDL, VNW, 466ER)
Understanding of configuration management best practices
Familiarity with best systems engineering practices
U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S.
Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos RT Logic offers challenging work, an excellent environment,
& great benefits! Qualified applicants apply on-line at
www.rtlogic.com EOE M/F/D/V Please, no phone calls, agencies or
recruiters.Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and
Kratos RT Logic is proud to be a diversity-minded,
affirmative-action employer that prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal
employment opportunity for all employees and strongly encourage
minorities, women, veterans and the disabled to apply and disclose
Additional Information: Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience:
Level of Education: BA/BS
Starting Date : ASAP
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