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Senior Firmware Test Engineer (Contractor)

Company: DRS Technologies
Location: Danbury
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Firmware Test Engineer (Contractor) Location: Danbury, CT, US, 06810-8147

Job ID :  99766

The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

The Senior Firmware Test Engineer will have extensive experience in verifying high speed, complex programmable logic designs deployed in CPLDs, FPGAs and SoC platforms. The candidate will have an extensive background verifying VHDL for digital electronic systems via VHDL code analysis, timing analysis and test bench simulations. This engineer will be working in a small, synergistic project team giving each team member the opportunity to make significant contributions to the team’s efforts and to gain a great sense of achievement. Engineers contribute through individual implementation efforts and see the results of their accomplishments through completion of the verification phase. Candidate must be an energetic, highly motivated individual with the ability to work off shift and weekend hours when testing is in progress if needed.

Job Responsibilities

Perform requirements review ensuring that firmware meets those requirements.

Significant FPGA development experience in VHDL, particularly test bench designs.

Review existing VHDL designs for CPLD’s, FPGA’s and SoC devices and perform a guideline-based code inspection.

Collaborate with FPGA designers to ensure successful verification.

Validate system performance using gate level analysis and assertion-based verification (ABV).

Generate complete test documentation in order to effectively communicate the verification approach and/or results to our internal and external customers.

Job Responsibilities Part II Provide guidance, direction, and mentorship to less experienced design verification engineers in order to increase our design verification expertise base within the organization with an emphasis on a more flexible and robust verification standard.

Communicate with the customer and internal management as a technical expert in order to achieve cost effective, technically compliant best in class firmware verification solutions.

Provide schedule and technical compliance updates to management.

Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years of experience in firmware design/test

Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge

US Citzenship

Candidates with knowledge of Mentor Graphics, Questa Sim, System Verilog (for verification) and standard verification methodologies (i.e. OVM, UVM) are strongly preferred.

Experience in a product development environment.

Ability to work independently

Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Strong inter-personal and communication skills to aid communications within the engineering community.

Technical, self-motivated leader who is action-oriented, with the ability to apply problem solving skills and sound judgment to complex issues.

Familiarity with military specifications (particularly E470A51) and military design experience is desired.

Ability and willingness for infrequent travel, including air travel, if required.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge Candidates should be familiar with several of the following technologies and platforms: Xilinx Virtex, Kintex and Spartan FPGAs

Xilinx Zynq 7000 SOC products with dual ARM® CortexTM A9 Processor

Xilinx ISE and Vivado Development Tools

Altera® SoC FPGA, Arria V or Cyclone V with dual ARM® CortexTM A9 Processor

Altera® SoC Embedded Design Suite

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge Part II Candidates should be familiar with several of the following technologies and platforms: Actel / Microsemi SmartFusion SoC FPGA, Altera Quartus II Development Tool

Actel/Microsemi Libero IDE and SoC Development Tools

PCI

PCI Express

VME64x

ECC Memory

Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Leonardo DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MS #NPS

Our Mission To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION. At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed

to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance.

Keywords: DRS Technologies, Danbury , Senior Firmware Test Engineer (Contractor), Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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