Firmware Design Engineer with Circuit Design -

Seeking an FPGA VHDL firmware design engineer.

NetAcquire Corporation has an immediate need for an engineer with Xilinx VHDL firmware development experience for two projects that are getting underway. Digital Signal Processing knowledge would be helpful, too. Longer term there is the need for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) knowledge, Altera VHDL experience, and direct collaboration with digital and analog printed circuit card (PCA, CCA) designers in the team-oriented, system engineering of high-end real-time systems. Knowledge of military and aerospace environmental test definition, e.g. EMC, temperature and vibration, would be a plus.

Your Job
NetAcquire is a small company with a decades-long history and the firmware design engineer will take on many challenges depending on customer-driven product needs. Chief among these are responsibility for developing VHDL firmware for a variety of projects running on currently-in-design and existing FPGA-based circuit cards. These designs will be integrated into large, high-end embedded systems (e.g. with 8-core CPUs and PCI Express). The engineer will work closely with software engineers who will be writing drivers to the hardware. There also is the opportunity to develop and test mixed-signal circuit card designs and specify/design tests for environmental requirements of vehicle applications.

Required Knowledge
• Four-year Electrical Engineering degree
• 2+ years VHDL programming language
• 1+ year experience with Xilinx development environment, include debugging tools
• 1+ year ModelSim functional simulation experience
• 2+ years with firmware architecture designs pushing FPGA maximum clock rates while achieving timing closure
• Some board-level digital and analog circuit design experience at frequencies above 100 MHz
• Excellent written communications

Additional Skills Sought
• Experience with environmental lab testing to military and/or industry standards
• Digital Signal Processing (DSP) design/test ability
• Timing closure experience
• Use of FPGA-embedded signal logic analyzer
• OrCAD schematic capture experience
• Use of Altera Quartus II or Quartus Prime design software
• Requirements analysis and documentation
• AS9100 process improvement documentation
• Signal integrity analysis
• PCI Express signaling knowledge
• Technical lead, project management experience

Our Culture
At NetAcquire, all employees enjoy taking personal responsibility for satisfying our customers’ product needs and everyone’s contribution is felt on the company bottom line. We constantly push to keep our products and our customers at the leading edge of our industry. Our products target mission-critical environments and we take pride in producing carefully-crafted, high quality and high reliability systems. NetAcquire recognizes these employee contributions in many ways, including profit sharing and the benefits package of a much larger company (e.g. medical, dental, 401K, and more).

Due to government-project restrictions, candidates must be U.S. citizens. This position is located at the NetAcquire Corporation office in Kirkland, Washington. The position may be filled either by contract or direct hire with the latter preferred.

For confidential consideration, send your resume attached to an e-mail message describing your interests and referencing ad HE-30CL . Accepting applications from local principals only.
NetAcquire Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.