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Hardware Design/FPGA Engineer

Company: GrammaTech
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Under guidance of a principle investigator (PI) and/or customer, this person will contribute to platform-level security research projects providing FPGA design, software development, and testing support. This person will need to be able to cross seamlessly between software and hardware tasks along with demonstrating knowledge of hypervisor and firmware-level software.
Important: Candidates must have a polygraph clearance (CI poly or Full Scope Poly) and must be willing to work in Central Maryland (Ft. Meade or Annapolis) at least part time with potential part time, remote work available.

  • 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 by 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


    • Three (3) years of experience in integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same is required.

    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.

    • Five (5) years of additional hardware design engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

    • Skills:


      • Significant experience developing in C/C++ Python

      • Assembly (Intel or other)

      • Hardware Description Language experience (Verilog or VHDL)

      • FPGA Design


        • Knowledge/experience with algorithms for digital EDA tool development.

        • Experience with hypervisor / container development

        • Experience with RoT techniques including TPM

        • Experience with firmware-level code

        • FPGA physical design

        • Experience with device characterization or PUF techniques

        • Experience with ASIC analog and/or digital design

          About the Company
          GrammaTech was founded over 30 years ago to help organizations develop tomorrow's software. Given the ever-increasing dependence of software in today's connected world, our staff focuses on the most challenging software issues through a constant stream of highly innovative research and commercial product development. Within these projects, GrammaTech employees work with industry, academic, and government experts, significantly advancing skills in engineering, research, marketing, or sales. Check out the website to learn more,
          GrammaTech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veterans/Affirmative Action employer.
          Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply
          Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
          Posted Date 3 months ago (2/7/2023 5:21 PM)
          ID 2023-1269
          # of Openings 1
          Category Information Technology

Keywords: GrammaTech, Bethesda , Hardware Design/FPGA Engineer, Engineering , Bethesda, Maryland

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